Virtual Edition of the 3rd LACA School on Small Molecule Crystallography

UNAM, Mexico

Part 1: November 23rd – 27th 2020

Part 2: December 7th – 11th 2020

Due to the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the prognosis of its development, it is not possible to hold in a near future a presential version of the School.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce, that the 3rd LACA School on Small Molecule Crystallography was rescheduled and will be held as a two-week virtual event.

The original duration of the School was 60 hours within one week. However, such format is not suitable for a virtual version of the School. Therefore, the School will take ten days (two weeks from Monday to Friday) and cover one topic per day.

The theory of each topic will be covered in an online 1.5 hour lecture followed by individual/team off-line exercises with the possibility to consult  the speakers/instructors via chat. This off-line activity will be followed by an optative one hour session to resolve any encountered problems that would required more time. Finally, each topic will be closed in a one hour session to discuss the solutions and results to be held the next day prior to the lecture about a new topic. Additionally, some days, we will host a short presentation of the School’s sponsors. In total, this will cover ~38 on-line hours and approximately the same amount of off-line consultations.



1) The theoretical lectures will be held 10:00 – 11:30 each day  (timezone of Mexico; GMT-5).

2) There will be an optative troubleshooting session each day 15:00 – 16:00*.

3) The practical session to close each topic and discuss the obtained results/solutions will be held 8:30 – 9:30 the next day.

4) Some days between 9:30 – 9:45* we will have presentation of our sponsors. 

* Time of Mexico (GMT-5).


Outside of these sessions, the participants will be able to ask the speakers/instructors for help via chat. 

The materials for the classes, additional study materials and the exercises will be available prior to the start of each topic.

The lectures will be held in Spanish or in English

The classes will be recorded and available for the duration of the School to all participants.

There is no registration/inscription fee for the School, but originally registered participants will have preference.

Finally, in the week between the two parts of the School, there’ll be the X National Congress of the Mexican Crystallographic Society, that contains topics complementary to this School and we encourage you to attend (the congress has a registration fee).

Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case of any doubt at

With Best regards,

Organizing Committee