28. August 2019

Highlights from ECM32

We spent a great week in Vienna at the 32nd European Crystallographic Meeting. The University of Vienna main building was a breathtaking venue with its majestic archways and luscious green courtyard, and the temperature on the DECTRIS booth was high due to both the sunshine and the competitive visitors catching photons. Another source of excitement was the launch of the EIGER2 R laboratory detector series. Here are some of our favorite moments from the conference.

 

 


Lunch Time Seminar – EIGER2 R launch and DECTRIS Award

 


The DECTRIS Lunchtime Seminar featured Clemens Schulze-Briese (on the right; DECTRIS), Thomas Pippinger (STOE), Marcus Müller (DECTRIS), Miriam Zobel (winner of DECTRIS Award 2019), Claudio Klein (marXperts), Catherine Dejoie (ESRF), and Stefan Brandstetter (DECTRIS). At this event, we launched the EIGER2 R detector series for laboratories.

 

 

Talks about X-ray and electron detection – featuring DECTRIS detectors

 


Our very own Stefan Brandstetter also had a talk during the detector session, and we were happy to see DECTRIS detectors mentioned in many other talks and posters throughout the conference. It was also rewarding to see how popular Tim Grüne’s lecture on electron crystallography was: many people were turned away as they simply couldn’t fit in the room anymore. We are looking forward to the exciting results that Tim Grüne will obtain with his new QUADRO detector!

 


Catch the Photons – invasion of the green shirts!

 

 

 

Catch the Photon was our exciting booth game that drew out the competitive nature in crystallographers and conference helpers alike. The DECTRIS booth had a constant high attendance of the green-shirted lifesavers of the ECM organizing team, but in the end the first prize, a selfie drone, went to Ireneusz Bugański from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland and Hokkaido University in Japan.

 

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