4th European



2 – 7 July 2017

Warsaw, Poland

High throughput structure analysis – from routine chemical problems to advanced applications



The meeting is organised under the patronage of Dr. Jarosław Gowin, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland


Registration opening:

10 January 2017

Early bird registration deadline:

1 April 2017

Bursary application deadline:

14 March 2017

Bursary announcement:

27 March 2017

Regular registration deadline:

1 June 2017

Registration fee refund deadline:

31 May 2017

* Here and elsewhere on the ECS4 site all deadlines refer to quoted date at 23:59, Warsaw local time (GMT+1).

** Please note there is no separate abstract submission deadline.


Conference fees will be fully refunded provided that the cancellation request is received no later than 30 April 2017. Cancellations occurring between 1 May to 31 May 2017 will be refunded 50%. No refunds will be given after 31 May 2017. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the offical workshop e-mail: Note the hotel cancellation policy is different.


The organizers of the ECS4, shall 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 meeting no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.


In the XXI-st century crystallography has become the most important experimental method for chemical structure investigations. It is extremely fast, reliable and may be used in different environments, including mother solutions in which crystals are grown, elevated pressures and variable temperatures. Furthermore, the new possibilities have been developing fast: tiny crystals, short data collection time, immediate structure analysis, etc. All these contribute to the present image of the field.

It is of fundamental importance for chemists to know and understand recent developments of crystallography. Hence, the ECS4 Summer School is dedicated to chemists and young crystallographers who would like to master their knowledge of modern X-ray crystallography and/or to improve their experimental capabilities by learning the state-of-the-art methodologies and range of possible applications of crystallography in solving chemical problems in materials science, pharmaceuticals, biomedical, and others. The program of the school contains substantial part consisting of different ways of validation and interpretation of the results of structure analyses. Different levels of viewing the structure will be discussed, i.e., from routine analysis to advanced charge density studies. Also the dynamics of crystal structures constitutes an important topic of the School and extends from crystal structure responses to external conditions to chemical reactivity in the solid phase.

We encourage and invite all chemists and crystallographers to review the program of the school and apply for participation. In addition to scientific sessions, the organizers will provide nice social program, so you will be able to establish new cooperation and, last but not least, to see the attractions of Warsaw and its surroundings.

Janusz Lipkowski & Kinga Suwińska




The 4th European Crystallography School (ECS4) is funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the promotion of science programme (contract No.: 632/P-DUN/2017).

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