IUCr2008 Satellite Meeting

Symposium on Neutron Protein Crystallography (NPC)
Current Status and Future Prospect

(Updated on December 23, 2007)

Date and Place

Date: August 21-22, 2008
Place: JAEA Ricotti, Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture

Symposium Chairs


  1. Hot topics, recent results of NPC
  2. Current status of new neutron sources, J-PARC, SNS, ISIS and others
  3. Techniques and Instrumentation such as fully deuterated proteins, crystallization of proteins, software of joint refinement of neutron and X-ray data, direct phasing of neutron data and so on
  4. Future prospects of NPC

Program (tentative)

August 21

August 22

Call for papers

Authors are requested to submit one-page abstract to the organizing committee by May 31, 2008 through this website.


Information on registration will be available through this website. Registration fee for the symposium participation is ¥2,000.


Symposium banquet with charge of ¥3,000 will also be held at Ricotti.


There is a direct limousine bus service available from the Narita International Airport to the Tokai Station and Mito Station.


The information of hotels will be announced on this website so that the participants could make hotel reservation through it.


Persons coming from certain countries must have visas issued by Japanese Consulate/Embassy in their countries. If you need an official invitation letter to get a visa, please get in touch with the conference secretariat at the latest.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: May 31, 2008
Deadline for registrationn: June 30, 2008
Symposium dates: August 21-22, 2008


International Advisory Committee

not yet decided

Program & Organization Committee

not yet decided

Tentative Contact

Nobuo Niimura (Ibaraki University)
Tel & FAX: +81-294-38-5254