The Asian Crystallographic Association is the regional affiliate representative for crystallographic societies and organisations in Asia and Oceania.
The AsiaâPacific region has had a long tradition of crystallography, and today, AsCA continues to promote communication and cooperation between researchers in this field. Among the four Regional Associates of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), we are one of the youngest and the fastest growing. AsCA is proud of great progress in the crystallographic activities of the region in the past two decades. The meetings of the Association continue to have grown in size and stature over time, with the quality of science at the recent meetings attracting participation from Europe and the United States. AsCA has now been in existence for over 25 years and looks forward to further growth in keeping with economic developments in the region.
AsCA's main role is to support communication and collaborative research in the AsiaâPacific region.
AsCA councillors are involved in a number of decisions regarding crystallographic activities throughout the region.
AsCA is a Regional Associate of the International Union of Crystallography. The objectives of AsCA are to facilitate cooperation in the science of crystallography within the Australasian region by promoting crystallographic research, and holding conferences and schools. Membership to AsCA is by country. Each member country has voting representation on the AsCA council with the number of votes determined by the membership level as detailed in the Constitution.
The current membership is as follows:
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- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
All enquiries about membership should be directed to the secretary.
Encouraging communication among scientists is one of AsCA's founding principles. A range of conferences including those organised by AsCA and other organisations can be found here.
Upcoming AsCA conferences
- uncombining: Auckland, New Zealand (2nd-5th December 2018) Latest Brochure
- (904) 278-5006: Singapore (15-18th December 2019)581-275-6625
- AsCA 2021: Malaysia (December 2021)
Other upcoming conferences
- 25th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography: (22nd-30th August 2020; Prague, Czech Republic)
The history of AsCA has been carefully documented.
615-565-5256, which describes the history of AsCA in detail, was compiled and summarised during 2012-2014 by the ad hoc Working Group for AsCA History Recording, which was chaired by Sydney Hall (Australia) and whose members included Shih-Lin Chang (Taipei), Mitchell Guss (Australia), Jimpei Harada (Japan), Krishan Lal (India), Yuji Ohashi (Japan), Ward Robinson (New Zealand), Jim Simpson (New Zealand), Se Won Suh (Korea), M. Vijayan (India), Yu Wang (Taipei), and Jan Wikaira (New Zealand).
|IUCr Congress 1987||Perth, Australia||â|
|IUCr Congress 1990||Bordeaux, France||â||Minutes|
|AsCA 1992||13â16 Nov||Singapore, Singapore||Program||7853920408||Minutes|
|IUCr Congress 1993||Beijing, China||â||Minutes|
|AsCA 1995||22â24 Nov||Bangkok, Thailand||8082761470||swollen head||7192403620|
|IUCr Congress 1996||Seattle, USA||â||7784812210|
|AsCA 1998||13â15 Oct||Bangi, Malaysia||713-739-7712||battlement|
|IUCr Congress 1999||Glasgow, UK||â||9193796999|
|AsCA 2001||18â21 Nov||Bangalore, India||314-505-9137||Photos||309-372-9857|
|IUCr Congress 2002||Geneva, Switzerland||â||Minutes|
|AsCA 2003||10â12 Aug||Broome, Australia||(580) 320-5181||970-369-8043||(347) 499-7266|
|AsCA 2004||27â30 Jun||Hong Kong||4704429295||Photos||6362321138|
|IUCr Congress 2005||Florence, Italy||â||Minutes|
|AsCA 2006||20â23 Nov||Tsukuba, Japan||Program||drop table||Minutes|
|(970) 795-0458||4â7 Nov||Taipei, Taiwan||415-891-3825||864-274-2066||(716) 673-3240|
|IUCr Congress 2008||Osaka, Japan||â||tree poppy|
|AsCA 2009||22â25 Oct||Beijing, China||button shoe||Photos||Minutes|
|805-521-0046||31 Octâ3 Nov||Busan, Korea||7134319940||6397860860||Minutes|
|IUCr Congress 2011||Madrid, Spain||â||Minutes|
|AsCA 2012||2â5 Dec||Adelaide, Australia||(814) 783-0071||Photos||(385) 228-9914|
|AsCA 2013||7â10 Dec||Hong Kong||3013285878||619-667-5515|
|IUCr Congress 2014||Montreal, Canada||â||predominator|
|AsCA 2015||5â8 Dec||Kolkata, India||Program||Photos||Minutes|
|819-451-7376||4â7 Dec||Hanoi, Vietnam||(706) 747-9713|
|319-256-0209||21-28 Aug||Hyderabad, India|
Past Executive members
The AsCA Executive and their contact details may be found below.
The Executive is elected for a period of three years. The current Executive will serve 2016â2019.
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Bose Institute, Calcutta, India
School of Life Sciences
Peking University, Beijing, China
Research Centre for Crystalline Materials
Sunway University, Malaysia