Poster Prizes

The ACA is proud to acknowledge outstanding poster presentations from students and young scientists who attend the annual meeting.  The ACA supports a number of individual poster prizes as well as partnering with crystallographic businesses to sponsor additional prizes.  

 

 


 

Pauling Poster Prizes

The Pauling Poster Prize was established by the ACA and is supported by member contributions, to honor Linus Pauling. Pauling was one of the pioneers in American structural research and was a very supportive member of the ACA for many years. At each annual meeting, not more than (7) best graduate or undergraduate poster presentations receive Pauling awards. 

 

Herman R. Branson Pauling Poster Prize: recognizes the contributions of Herman Russell Branson, one of the first African American physicists to make crystallography the focus of his research.

 

 

Muttaiya Sundaralingam Pauling Poster Prize: recognizes the ground-breaking crystallographic research on the stereochemistry of nucleotides and nucleic acids done by Muttaiya Sundaralingam and his colleagues.

 

 

Louis Delbaere Pauling Poster Prize: in honor of Louis Delbaere former ACA President from Canada, will be given to the highest ranked graduate or undergraduate poster from a Canadian laboratory.

 

 

 

2019 Pauling Poster Prize Winners:

Ravi Yadav: Structural basis for iron piracy by Neisserial lactoferrin binding protein B

Stephanie Gnewuch: Symmetry Analysis of the Toroidal Moment in Magnetoelectric Crystalline Materials

Timothy Stachowski: Structural consequences on TGFB-1 activation from near therapeutic X-ray doses

Sai Shashank Chavali: Lab-Evolved Proteins Reveal Molecular Recognition Principles Used for Development of Antiviral Cyclic Peptides that Target HIV-1 TAR RNA

Nicole Fraser: Crystallization of novel polyglycine hydrolases found in the fungal response against flat defensive chitinases

 

 

IUCr Pauling Poster Prize: sponsored by the International Union of Crystallography, to be given to a poster selected by the committee. The award is two of the latest additions to the IUCr's book portfolio and a free three-year student membership of the IUCr Associates Programme (no cash prize).

2019 IUCr Pauling Poster Prize Winner

Veronica Carta: Hydrogen Bonding in High-Z’ Molecular Structures

 

 


 

Sponsored Poster Prizes

Journal on Structural Dynamics Poster Prize: The prize of $250 is given for excellence in research on structural determination and dynamics of systems, enabled by the emerging new instruments (e.g. XFELs, electron sources, etc.) and new experimental and theoretical methodologies and is open to students (graduate and undergraduate) and post-docs. The ACA Journal on Structural Dynamics sponsors this prize.

 

2019 Journal on Structural Dynamics Poster Prize Winner:

Bhupendra Karki:  Local structural study of novel mott-insulating cousins of the iron pnictides

 


RCSB Protein Data Bank Poster Prize: This prize recognizes a student, graduate or undergraduate, poster presentation involving macromolecular crystallography. The award will be two educational books that will be mailed to the winner after the meeting. An announcement will appear on the RCSB PDB website and newsletter. For more information go to the RCSB Protein Data Bank website.

 

2019 RCSB Protein Data Bank Poster Prize Winner:

Shaobo Dai: Structural Basis for the Target Specificity of Actin Histidine Methyltransferase SETD3

 


CrystEngComm Poster Prize: CrystEngComm (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry) is pleased to sponsor a prize to be awarded to the best student, graduate or undergraduate, poster presentation in the area of crystal engineering /supramolecular chemistry. The winner will receive an RSC book voucher and an announcement will be posted on the CrystEngComm website.

 


2019 CrystEngComm Poster Prize Winner:

Dylan Shields: Analysis of differences in crystal movements from gas releasing crystals as dictated by lattice energy interactions

 


Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature Poster Prize: This prize is open to all participants and is awarded to the best poster describing work in low temperature crystallography. The winner will receive a cash prize donated by Oxford Cryosystems, Inc.

 

2019 Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature Poster Prize Winner:

Yimin Mao: Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid, a promising platform molecule: polymer, monomer, and MOFs

 

 


Taylor & Francis Biomolecular Crystallography Poster Prize: This prize is open to all participants and is awarded to the best poster describing a successful application of a non-routine or computationally challenging structure solution and refinement technique in biomolecular crystallography. The winner will receive Bernhard Rupp's book Biomolecular Crystallography donated by the Taylor & Francis Group.
 

 

2019 Taylor & Francis Biomolecular Crystallography Poster Prize Winner:

Oleg Mikhailovskii:  MD-assisted refinement of x-ray coordinates

 

 

MiTeGen-Society of Physics Students Undergraduate Poster Prize: This prize was established to encourage young undergraduate researchers in the field of crystallography and recognizes the best undergraduate poster presentation. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize sponsored by the Society of Physics Students and MiTegen, as well as a gift certificate for MiTeGen products. All undergraduate student posters will be automatically be eligible.

 

2019 MiTeGen-Society of Physics Students Undergraduate Poster Prize 2018: 

Clarisse Reid: Crystallization of two alpha-glucosidases found in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron

 

 


Journal of Chemical Crystallography Poster Prize: The best student, graduate or undergraduate, poster presentation in the area of chemical crystallography or small molecule structure determination and analysis is sponsored by Springer's Journal of Chemical Crystallography. The winner will receive a book voucher for their personal choice of books from Springer's extensive portfolio of titles.
 

 

2019 Journal of Chemical Crystallography Winner:

Amelia Wheaton: Polymorphic transformations of [Co(μ-OOCtBu)2py]2.0.5(C7H8)