The Gregori Aminoff Prize rewards documented, individual contributions in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and determination of crystal structures.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize for 2023 to Dr Olga Kennard “for pioneering work to establish molecular structure databases”.
Dr Kennard passed away on 2nd March 2023. She was the founding director of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. The centre hosts the first crystallographic database in the world, which is now the largest and has over a million unique molecular structures.
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Welcome and presentation of the Aminoff Prize Laureate
Prof. Xiaodong Zou, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm
From vision to the Cambridge Structural Database by a true pioneer
Suzanna C. Ward, Head of Cambridge Structural Database and Community, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Structural (CCDC), UK
The four Rs (Reliability, reproducibility, replicability and reusability) in crystal
structure analysis: a personal tribute to Olga Kennard
Prof. Em. John Helliwell, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
A new era in (structural) biology – The role of open data
Dr. Sameer Velankar, Team leader of the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), PDBe-KB and AlphaFold DB, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge, UK
The era of data-driven materials innovation and design
Prof. Kristin A. Persson, Director of the Materials Project, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Summary and end of Symposium
Prof. Martin Högbom, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University,
The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants.
Photo: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Ett evenemang under Akademidagarna 2023
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