ONLINE EVENT: X-ray Powder Diffraction at DESY - new opportunities for research and industry

Online Event

22-25 June 2020


In order to identify current and future scientific and industrial demands in X-ray powder diffraction applications a virtual workshop will be held on June 22th - 25th 2020. This workshop will gather the input from the user community on how to evolve and enhance the methods and techniques provided within the existing PETRA III diffraction stations as well as beyond. The workshop is meant to serve as a melting pot for new ideas from science and industry. The aim is to identify key aspects and provide DESY with a community backed concept for current and future developments (e.g. development of new beamlines at PETRA III / PETRA IV).


Dr. Fabia Gozzo, CEO of Excelsus, will give a talk about 'Exploring Synchrotron-XRPD for the characterization of pharmaceuticals' on June, 24th 2020 at 14h10.





SPS-XRPD-3 - 3rd edition of the Spring Pharmaceutical Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction Workshop

Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Reported - date to be announced

The third edition of the Spring Pharmaceutical Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction Workshop SPS-XRPD 3 will take place on 18-20 May 2020, at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.

This workshop, co-organized by Excelsus Structural Solutions, Improved Pharma and Argonne National Laboratory will provide the opportunity for industrial, academic, and government scientists to hear from leading experts in the area of diffraction methods for pharmaceutical materials characterization. The joint meeting also offers the chance to engage an active network of synchrotron, academic and industrial pharmaceutical scientists, promote awareness of this technique and lower the barriers to access synchrotron XRPD and total scattering techniques.


Click here for more information about past editions, registration and abstract submission.

EPDIC 17 - European Powder Diffraction Conference

Šibenik, Croatia

Reported to 15-18 June, 2021


The European Powder Diffraction Conference, EPDIC, is a biennial conference dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods.

In 2020, Dr Fabia Gozzo, CEO of Excelsus Structural Solutions, together with Prof. Irene Margiolaki will chair the microsymposium 'Structural biology and pharmaceutical material' and Dr. Mathilde Reinle-Schmitt will participate to the Pharma Satellite meeting on May, 30 2020 with the talk: "Dual-Space Quantification of Amorphous PHarmaceuticals  ia Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction'.


Click here for more information about EPDIC 17.


IUCr 2020 - 25th General Assembly and Congress of the International Union of Crystallography

Prague, Czech Republic

Reported to August 2021


This is the 25th anniversary congress, completing one era of these congresses that started in 1948. The congress programme is prepared by the International Programme Committee representing mainly the IUCr commissions that are also the main focus of the congress: Aperiodic Crystals, Biological Macromolecules, Quantum Crystallography, Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, Crystallographic Computing, Crystallographic Nomenclature, Crystallographic Teaching, Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage, Crystallography of Materials, Electron Crystallography, High Pressure, Inorganic and Mineral Structures, Magnetic Structures, Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography, Neutron Scattering, NMR Crystallography and Related Methods, Powder Diffraction, Small-Angle Scattering, Structural Chemistry, Synchrotron and XFEL Radiation, XAFS (source:


Together with Prof. Martin Schmidt, Dr. Fabia Gozzo will chair the microsymposium "Ab initio powder structure analysis for polymorphism and phase transformation studies with pharmaceutical applications".


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