Joanna wins BACG Young Scientist of the Year award

Just two days after passing her PhD viva Jo has been awarded the Young Scientist of the Year 2010 prize of the British Association for Crystal Growth (BACG), for her recent papers on salt/co-crystal discrimination by XPS. The award included a plenary lecture at the BACG Annual Meeting 2010, a medal, a £250 cash prize, and a framed certificate. More details and visual evidence in the form of photographs will follow in due course on the BACG website.

Congratulations Jo !

The prize-winning papers are available here:

Salt or Co-Crystal? Determination of Protonation State by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 11 (2010) 4453-4457.
DOI:10.1002/jps.22164

Characterization of Proton Transfer in Co-Crystals by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Crystal Growth and Design 10 (2010), 1435–1442.
DOI:10.1021/cg901481q

Oral presentations at CGOM9

Our team will contribute three talks at the 9th International Conference on Crystal Growth of Organic Materials, (CGOM9), 4-7 August in Singapore.

Hamizah will speak about “Surfaces Analysis of Molecular Crystals: Studies of Paracetamol by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

Vicky presents “Polymorphism from a Solution Perspective: Rationalisation at the Molecular Level”.

Sven will summarise our soft X-ray spectroscopy work: “Co-Crystals, Coatings, Contamination and Clusters: Core Level Spectroscopies as a Probe for Local Bonding in Molecular Systems

Poster Prize for Vicky

carbamazepine moleculeVicky Fawcett has won the Rigaku Meeting Theme Prize for ‘the best poster of relevance to the overarching meeting theme’ at the 2010 Spring Meeting of the British Crystallographic Society (BCA). The title of the poster is “Polymorphism from a Solution Perspective: Rationalisation at the Molecular Level“.

Follow this link to download the poster

New Frontiers Launch at The University of Manchester

The NEW FRONTIERS seminar series launches in Manchester on 7th July. Details coming soon at http://www.NEWFRONTIERS.uk.com

Vicky to present at BCA 2010

In April Vicky will present a talk at the Young Crystallographers Meeting of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA) in Sheffield. Details to follow.

BCA Spring Meeting 2010

BACG2010 Conference

We are the organisers of the 2010 meeting of the British Association for Crystal Growth in Manchester, 5-7 September 2010. The conference website is now online, with a call for papers, and open for registration:

http://www.bacg2010.org

We will also edit a special issue of Crystal Growth and Design: follow this link.