Pre-Workshop to BloemCrystSchool2:

Introduction to Crystallography

Bloemfontein, 23-24 August 2014

Final Program: Pre-Workshop to BloemCrystSchool2

Session 1: Saturday, 23 August 2014 (Afternoon)

13.00 to 17.00, ca. 4 hours [Vincent Smith (VS) (US) & Clive Oliver (CO) (UCT) ]:

Topic 1. Single crystal data collection and general introductory concepts of crystallography
[Afternoon: ca. 2 h.; (VS)]

Topic 2. Refinement strategies of small molecules and brief hands-on session [Afternoon: ca. 2 h.; (CO)]

Session 2: Sunday, 24 August 2014 (Morning)

09.00 to 12.30, ca. 3 hours [Clive Oliver (CO) (UCT) & Catharine Esterhuysen (CE) (US)]:

Topic 2. (Continued) Refinement strategies of small molecules... [Morning: ca. 1 h.; (CO)]

Topic 3. Use of Cambridge Structural Database [Morning: ca. 2 .h; (CE)].

Session 3: Sunday, 24 August 2014 (Afternoon)

13.30 to 16.30, ca. 3 hours [Alice Brink (AB) (UFS)]:

Topic 4. Matrix Algebra: Introduction required for BloemCrystSchool2 which starts 25 August
[Afternoon: ca. 2 h.; (AB)].

16.30: Closing

A big 'Thank You!' to our lecturers:

Dr Vincent Smith: Univ of Stellenbosch (

Dr Clive Oliver: Univ of Cape Town (

Prof Catharine Esterhuysen: Univ of Stellenbosch (

Dr Alice Brink: Univ of the Free State (

Registration for the pre-workshop and BloemCrystSchool has already closed.

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