About the Conference

Crystal 30 is the 30th Biennial Conference of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ) (http://scanz.iucr.org/).

SCANZ (the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, formerly the Society of Crystallographers in Australia) (http://scanz.iucr.org/) is an organisation whose members are scientists with interest in the general area of crystallography. The society has about 200 members mainly in Australia and New Zealand but with members worldwide.

Crystallography is the science that examines crystals. The study of their inner structure and properties gives us insights into the arrangement of atoms in the solid state, which is relevant to a range of sciences from chemistry, solid-state physics to biology and medicine.

The Crystal conferences provide scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research related to crystallography. The meetings highlight different aspects of crystallography and demonstrate their significance to the greater scientific community.  Topics range from macromolecular structure through chemical crystallography and materials research to new methodologies in X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and imaging, to name just a few.  Vendors display the latest technology and award presentations acknowledge outstanding scientists in the field.

Stuart Batten (Monash University) – Chair
David Turner (Monash University)
Michael Gardiner (University Tasmania)
Marc Kvansakul (La Trobe University)
Megan Maher (La Trobe University)
David Aragao (Australian Synchrotron )
Bostjan Kobe (The University of Queensland)