9th International HeCrA Conference

University of Patras, Greece

5-7 October 2018

The 9th International Conference of the Hellenic Crystallographic Association (HECRA) will take place in October 5-7, 2018 at the Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras in Greece. The conference is co-organized by HECRA, the University of Patras and the Foundation for Research and Technology. The aim of this meeting is to promote and support research and education in the fields of crystallography and structure in Greece. The forthcoming conference will include plenaries and microsymposia dedicated to recent advances in CryoEM, XFELs, synchrotrons, spectroscopic methods and other related techniques for the study of materials, inorganics, small organics and biomacromolecules, emphasizing the progress of structural sciences in recent years.


Dr. Fabia Gozzo is member of the Scientific Committee and gave a plenary lecture.



XTOP 2018 - 14th Biennial Conference on High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging

Bari, Italy

3-7 September 2018


The 14th​ Biennial Conference on​ High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging will take place in Bari, Italy, from​ 3rd​ to 7th​ September 2018.​ The first day is devoted to​ the companion school with tutorial lectures, aimed (not only) to students. XTOP brings together scientists from the fields of X-ray diffractometry, reflectometry, standing waves, coherent and conventional X-ray diffraction imaging and topography, as well as X-ray absorption and phase contrast imaging. XTOP is thus one of the central scientific conference concerning methods and instrumentation in laboratory and synchrotron-based high-resolution X-ray diffraction methods, phase contrast imaging, and micro-tomography.

Dr. Fabia Gozzo is a member of XTOP 2018 scientific advisory board and Excelsus Structural Solutions has sponsored the conference.




16th European Powder Diffraction Conference


John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh University, UK

1st - 4th July 2018




EPDIC16 is dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods. The Conference will highlight the latest developments in powder diffraction including methodology, data analysis and instrumental advances. EPDIC16 will bring together practitioners from institutes, universities and instrumentation companies to discuss progress in academic and industrial research related to powder diffraction.

Excelsus was presenting recent progresses in exploring real time amorphization in organic pharmaceutical compounds via in situ ball milling and the applications of PDF analysis to organic molecular compounds.




1st Spring Pharmaceutical Synchrotron X-ray Powder Diffraction Workshop

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

6th-8th May 2018


Advanced analytical techniques are among the keys to success in drug discovery. To remain competitive, pharmaceutical companies must stay at the forefront of innovation and judiciously apply cutting-edge techniques to boost the efficiency and outcomes of pharmaceutical drug development. In this context, Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction (S-XRPD) is a very powerful technique to add to the analytical toolbox.

The SPS-XRPD workshop will highlight the most exciting recent developments in pharmaceutical R&D, achieved thanks to S-XRPD. It also offers the opportunity to join an active network of synchrotron and industrial pharmaceutical scientists, collaborating to promote awareness of this technique to a wider audience and lower the barriers to access synchrotron characterization techniques.


Excelsus Structural Solutions is co-organizer of the workshop with Purdue University and will participate to the whole event. Don't hesitate to register and meet our team there!



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CCG/IG Autumn Meeting 2017

Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK

21-22 November 2017


The joint Autumn 2017 Meeting of the British Crystallographic Association Chemical and Industrial groups will be held on 21st – 22nd November 2017 at Downing College, University of Cambridge. The theme is ‘Design of Crystalline Products'. Session topics include: Crystal Engineering, Property Control & Prediction, Crystallisation & Crystallisability, Pharmaceutical Product Design plus a focused early career session.

Dr Mathilde Reinle-Schmitt will give an oral presentation in the Early Career Session.



Baltic Tram Mid-Term Conference

Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

25-26 October 2017

Meet our team there !


The conference will highlight various activities, projects and framework conditions for a better support of access opportunities for Industry/SMEs to analytical research facilities. It will have a true added value for industry by presenting practical offers, how to collaborate with analytical facilities.

During the first day of the conference the discussion will revolve around the innovation policy issues. The second day of the conference will give an overview of existing or upcoming support offers of high importance to the industry / SMEs.

Dr Fabia Gozzo gave a talk on the second day on 'Harnessing synchrotron radiation technology to meet industrial needs'.



24th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography

Hyderabad, India
21-28 August 2017

The program is cutting edge with 3 plenaries, 40 keynotes, 119 microsymposia, regular and e-posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr. A parallel program on science related matters and outreach is also planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India.



PPXRD-15: Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium

Hyderabad, India
18-20 August 2017


Meet our team at PPXRD-15 !

This symposium is designed to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and cutting-edge ideas among those interested in the combined fields of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), including synchrotron, and pharmaceutical sciences. Day 1 will be a workshop covering powder XRD applications for pharmaceutical product development. Days 2-3 will have two and one-half days of technical presentations related to the analysis of pharmaceutical materials. This event is organized as a satellite meeting to the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography - IUCr 2017.
Dr. Fabia Gozzo is member of the PPXRD Organizing Committee and with Dr Detlef Beckers (Panalytical) she chairs the Qualitative and Quantitative Phase Analysis sessions, Dr. Ruggero Frison gave an invited talk, Dr. Mathilde Reinle-Schmitt gave a contributing talk.




Industrial School INSC - Applications of Synchrotron Light Sources

Islamabad Pakistan
17-22 July 2017


International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC) on Physics and Contemporary Needs have been organized every year since 1976. Over the years about 850 eminent scientists and speakers including 07 Nobel Laureates drawn from leading universities, research centers and industries of advanced countries have lectured as faculty at INSC and shared their knowledge with more than 1100 foreign scientists from over 75 developing countries and 8500 scientists from Pakistani R&D institutes and universities.



Innovation in Practice - Processes and Productivity

Park InnovAare, Villigen, Switzerland

7th March 2017


INNOVATION in PRACTICE is the platform for the practice-oriented exchange of ideas on all aspects of innovation and technology management. In the form of one- or multi-part sessions, the format facilitates an in-depth discussion of specific issues, for example from the areas of R&D strategy, product development, technology transfer and IP management. The format is designed to address R&D leaders from industry as well as representatives from scientific research who want to cultivate the dialogue on equal footing.

In the session 2/3 of 'Innovation in practice' focused on 'Processes and Productivity', Dr. Fabia Gozzo (ESS) and Dr. Arnaud Grandeury (Novartis Pharma AG) presented a practical example of a close collaboration, demonstrating that innovation is not a uniquely internal process and often emerges from joint projects. 



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