MISCA VNapoli, September 4-7 2019

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Title of Microsimposia
MS1: Crystallography out of Academia
MS2: In situ and in operando studies of systems structural evolution
MS3: Coordination compounds to coordination materials
MS4: Crystal growth: from fundamentals to applications in nature and technology
MS5: Bio-crystallography: from Structure to Function
MS6: Mineral structures and mineral characterization
MS7: Crystal forms in Pharma
MS8: Contemporary challenges in Structural Biology


MS1: Crystallography out of Academia.
Crystallography and XR diffraction techniques have a fundamental importance also in  different fields  such as forensic,  intellectual property, process design.
Alessia Bacchi (Universitą di Parma)
Aurelio Cabeza Dķaz (Universidad de Malaga)

MS2: In situ and in operando studies of systems structural evolu
Monitoring the events taking place in materials under non-ambient or reaction conditions is crucial for understanding their structural evolution and their response to the external stimuli. The gained knowledge allows the comprehension of the material properties and would allow the rational design of new materials. X ray diffraction and spectroscopy represents an useful tool to pursue these targets. This session seeks contributions that discuss the results of diffractometric and spectroscopic studies of natural and synthetic materials, under non-ambient and/or in operando conditions, to follow their structural evolution, to evidence the reaction intermediates and to elucidate the transformation mechanisms.
Javier Gonzales-Plata (Universidad de La Laguna)
Rossella Arletti ( Universitą degli Studi di Torino)

Parallel (MS3—MS4)
MS3: Coordination compounds to coordination materials.
Coordination compounds as weel as coordination polymers and MOFs play a crucial role for the quest of new  materials  and their structure is fundamental for  understanding the  final properties.
Simona Galli (Universitą dell’Insubria)
Victor Antonio de la Peńa O'Shea (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies)

MS4:  Crystal growth: from fundamentals to applications in nature and technology

Simona Fermani (Universitą di Bologna)
Jaime Gómez Morales (CSIC/ University of Granada)

Parallel (MS5—MS6)
MS5: Bio-crystallography: from Structure to Function.
Structural biology is a branch of biochemistry that allow the understanding of the structure-function relationship in biological macromolecule, the study of the interaction between small molecules (drugs, inhibitors, metabolites) and biological macromolecules and the formation of complex macromolecular structures.
Lourdes Infantes (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC)
Adele Di Matteo (IBPM- CNR)

MS6: Mineral structures and mineral characterization
Mineral physics and thermodynamic stability of mineral phases largely depends upon the organized, and usually periodic, nature of the chemical elements, which define a particular mineral phase. A large number of new mineralogical species are reported every year and that usually includes the description of the crystal structure of the new species. Crystallographic research is the tool to understand and unravel such details of crystal structure of minerals. We aim contributions for this session regarding the crystallographic characterization of the mineral structures and the description and discussion of crystal-chemical features of solid solution series, as well as polytypic and polysomatic series.
Fernando Camara (Universitą degli Studi di Milano)
Laura Leon-Reina (Universidad de Malaga)

Parallel (MS7- MS8)
MS7 Crystal forms in Pharma
From the tablet to the body. The efficacy of the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) depends on its crystal form (polymorphs, salts or co-crystals) which influences  the solubility, stability  of the API, but in the body, how the APIs works  depends on its interactions with the biological macromolecules which can be studied in the crystals of the complexes between the macromolecules and the API; the X-ray structures of these complexes are fundamental to design effective drug  targeting key metabolism.
Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte (LEC, IACT - CSIC)
Paola Paoli  (Universitą di Firenze)

MS8 Contemporary challenges in Structural Biology: Cryo-EM and Nano-crystallography to understand complex molecular architectures.
The majority of the structures in the protein data bank have been solved by conventional X-ray crystallography techniques. However, very often, it is not possible to obtain crystals of reasonable dimensions to be measured. In this framework, the cryo-electron microscopy and the nano-crystallography represent powerful tools to solve the three-dimensional structure of complex molecular architectures.
Martino Bolognesi Universitą degli studi di Milano)
Armando Albert (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC)

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