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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is a pleasure to invite you to Oviedo (Principality of Asturias – Spain) for the 2nd Meeting of the Italian and Spanish Crystallographic Associations (MISCA II) from June 30th to July 3rd, 2010.

Like the previous successful meeting in Copanello di Stallettì (Calabria, Italy) in 2007, this event will be an important forum for the bilateral and interdisciplinary discussions of Italian and Spanish scientists interested in crystallography and crystal growth. In this edition the meeting is linked to the School of the European Mineralogical Union (EMU-School 2010). The developments and frontiers in the investigation of structure and properties of crystalline materials will constitute the core of the scientific program, divided in the following microsymposia:

* Crystal growth and biomineralization (MS1)
* Structural chemistry (MS2)
* Structures of materials, nanomaterials, surfaces and minerals (MS3)
* Non single-crystal techniques (MS4)
* Biologically related structures (MS5)

Scientific contributions which do not fit in the theme of the MS are welcome and will be discussed in the poster sessions.

The scientific and poster sessions, as well as the exhibition will be housed in Principe Felipe Congress Hall-Auditorium which has been build on the old water deposit located in centre of the Oviedo”s city. Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. It is a human-scale city where corners full of history can be found and a simple stroll enjoyed along its pedestrian streets.

We are delighted to send a warm welcome to all of you and look forward to seeing you in Oviedo 2010.