htcc2017_logoCroatian Association proudly announces the second edition of the Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography workshop – HTCC2017, to be held in Poreč, one of the jewels of the Croatian Adriatic, from April 22nd to 26th, 2017. For more on confirmed speakers, topics to be covered, registration fee, registration procedure, bursary application, venue etc, please visit the official website of the HTCC2017.

We are now a bit more than a century away from the first structural studies based on the diffraction of X-rays on crystals, but over this relatively short period of time, the level of complexity that we are capable of examining has multiplied literally by millions. In particular, over the last decade or so, we are witnessing a remarkable advance in experimental methods and theoretical approaches in crystallography which are putting this scientific branch of ours to the front lines of not only structural chemistry, but of natural sciences in general. In order to review and tackle these fascinating recent achievements and developments, we in Croatian Association of Crystallography, have, three years ago, developed the concept and launched the first edition of Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography – a high level workshop intended to the utterly ambitious PhD students and postdocs, as well as to the young crystallographers in the early stages of their autonomous carriers, conducting their research within the broad spectrum of disciplines and sub disciplines related to crystallography. We are continuing this long term project by the HTCC2017.