Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Crystallography
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Agilent Supports International Year of Crystallography

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
Bookmark and Share
2014 partnership with international union of crystallography aimed at educating, inspiring young scientists.

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced a global partnership with the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) to support the International Year of Crystallography 2014, a 12-month program co-organized by the IUCr and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The program includes international school visits, workshops, technology-sharing and a photo competition.

Agilent develops and manufactures sophisticated x-ray crystallography instruments and technology used in areas such as biology, chemistry, materials science and geology. Crystallography, or the study of crystalized matter, is the study of the structure of materials at the atomic or molecular level.

By using intense X-ray diffraction technologies, scientists can determine the structure and related properties of small molecules, proteins and other crystallized materials because of their solid, often highly symmetrical, three-dimensional arrangement of atoms.

The IYCr2014 program seeks to increase public awareness of crystallography, inspire young scientists, boost knowledge and access to instrumentation in developing countries, and foster international scientific collaboration.

“Crystallography is a science that is uniquely dependent on advances in instrumentation, so it is important that crystallographers all over the world are able to access and use modern equipment,” said Prof. Gautam Desiraju, IUCr president. “I am happy Agilent will work with us to help young and aspiring crystallographers in even the most remote and disadvantaged regions to become familiar with the latest equipment and start using it in their work.”

“We have a long-standing commitment to the crystallographic community through participation in and sponsorship of local conferences, events, workshops and schools,” said Dr. Leigh Rees, Agilent’s general manager of X-ray Diffraction. “Crystallography is a fundamental technique that can be applied to many scientific research fields. We are proud to partner with the IUCr and UNESCO to promote these important initiatives.”

Agilent is supporting a number of key IYCr2014 initiatives, including IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab and the IUCr “Crystallography in Everyday Life” photo competition. OpenLab is a network of crystallographic laboratories that aim to increase global access to crystallographic technology and high-level research.

Agilent application scientists will host local teaching workshops at customer sites in developing countries, where researchers will be able to use crystallography instrumentation, possibly for the first time.

Photo Competition to Celebrate Crystallography in Everyday Life

The “Crystallography in Everyday Life” Photo Competition invites aspiring photographers to submit images that capture the spirit of crystallography.

Two winners will be chosen to receive grants to attend the 2014 IUCr Congress in Montreal, Canada. The winners and other highly recommended entries will be featured in the Agilent/IYCr2014 Academic Calendar and exhibited during the Montreal Congress.

Agilent participates in other IYCr summits and events taking place throughout 2014, including the opening ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Jan. 20-21. For more information on Agilent’s commitment to IYCr2014, please visit www.chem.agilent.com/en-US/promotions/Pages/iycr2014.aspx.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Agilent Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Agilent Technologies reported orders up 4 percent over one year ago to $1.83 billion with revenues of $1.72 billion, down 3 percent compared with one year ago.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Agilent Recognized as 2013 Laboratory Analytical Instrumentation Company of the Year in China
The company ranked highest in industry for leadership, growth, innovation and customer service by Frost & Sullivan.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Agilent Technologies Appoints Ron Nersesian President and COO
The company's board of directors has appointed Ron Nersesian Agilent president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Agilent Technologies Prices $400 Million of Senior Notes
Agilent intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which will include the repayment of its 4.45 percent senior notes due in September 2012.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Agilent Technologies Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Results
Revenues were $1.72 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012, 2 percent above one year ago.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Agilent Technologies Ships 300th X-Ray Crystallography System
Recipient is University of Oxford’s Chemical Crystallography Laboratory.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Scientific News
TOPLESS Plants Provide Clues to Human Molecular Interactions
Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute have revealed an important molecular mechanism in plants that has significant similarities to certain signaling mechanisms in humans, which are closely linked to early embryonic development and to diseases such as cancer.
Advancing Cancer Drug Design with Image of Key Protein
Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life – a cellular recycling unit with a role in many diseases.
Mould Unlocks New Route to Biofuels
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals.
'Invisible' Protein Structure Explains the Power of Enzymes
A research group at Umeå University in Sweden has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study.
Unraveling the Elusive Structure of HIV Protein
Snapshots of HIV virus’ proteins may help design new ways to fight the disease.
Blueprinting Cell Membrane Proteins
Recent breakthrough will make the blueprinting process faster, easier and cheaper, and should have major implications in the field of drug discovery and development.
Bacteria Use Chemical Harpoons to Hold on Their Hosts
Researchers reveal how a common disease causing bacteria latches on to the body during an infection.
Solving Streptide from Structure to Biosynthesis
Researchers reveal new information about how bacteria communicate via the protein, streptide.
Near-Atomic Resolution of Protein Structure Holds Promise for Drug Discovery
A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy to view the architecture of a metabolic enzyme bound to a drug that blocks its activity.
X-ray Study May Aid in Designing Better Blood Pressure Drugs
New atomic-scale details could help create more effective medications with fewer side effects.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!