UNAM Main Campus,
Mexico City, March 23rd – 29th 2020
The 3rd LACA School on Small Molecule Crystallography will be held in Mexico City at the main UNAM campus in March 2020. The School is currently supported by UNAM and Bruker and is applying for IUCr Support.
Crystallography is one of the most powerful analytical methods used for the identification of molecular structure of crystalline compounds and can be used for compounds with molecules with variable size, ranging from minerals, small molecules to biological macromolecules.
All student and professionals that wish to learn or improve their knowledge of the theory behind single crystal X-Ray diffraction are welcomed to the School. The program includes a wide range of topics spanning from symmetry via the theory of the diffraction phenomena to data processing and crystal structure solution and refinement.
The theory of diffraction will be discussed together with data collection and processing and structure solution. Likewise, the refinement of structures (disorder or twins) will be explained in a two level course, were basic level will show refinement of uncomplicated structures, while the advanced part of the course aimed on more experienced crystallographers will focus on the refinement of disorder and processing of data from twinned crystals.
The Organizing Committee of the The 3rd LACA School on Small Molecule Crystallography will observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this School no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.