The OpenLab was initiated by the International Union of Crystallography and UNESCO. It is on of the most successful recent initiatives in the development of physics in developing countries.
This initiative was launched in the frame mark of the International Year of Crystallography. It was made possible due to the strong involvement of Claude LECOMTE, deputy chairman of the International Union of Crystallography [IUCr] and the partnership of dedicated sponsors, generally manufacturers of equipment for crystallography such Agilent, Antonpaar, Brucker, Dectris, Incoatec, Oxford Cryosystems, PANalytical, Rigoku, STOE, Xenocs.
Gautam Desiraju has been elected president of the International Union of Crystallography [IUCr] during the IUCr General Assembly, in Madrid, on the 27 August this year. Desiraju, whose term will last three years, hails from the Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit of the Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore.
“I am pleased and honoured to be elected President of the International Union of Crystallography. The IUCr is unique among scientific unions in the success of its publishing activities, the educational slant in many of its endeavours and in its ability to cater to the priorities of scientists in both developed and developing nations,” said Desiraju…