15-19 March 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

The next Annual Meeting of German Crystallographic Society (29. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kristallographie - DGK) will take place from 15-18 March 2021.

The DGK2021 will be organised by DESY (Hamburg, Germany) as a virtual event, due to the present situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crystallography is a modern, interdisciplinary field of research and relevant for many innovations ranging from novel pharmaceuticals to new materials. We are looking forward to meet crystallographers from different disciplines and to offer a virtual platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas at the DGK2021.


Abstract submission opens: 07. 12. 2020

Abstract submission deadline: extended to 11. 01. 2021, lunchtime

Registration opens: 01. 02. 2021

Registration deadline: 19. 03. 2021 



Scientific topics of the conference

The following scientific topics will be covered by the conference:


  • Bio-crystallography
  • Young crystallographers: Lightning talks
  • Inorganic crystal structures
  • Disordered Materials, complex crystal structures and aperiodic crystals, diffuse scattering and 3D-PDF
  • Spectroscopy
  • Neutron-Instrumentation
  • Extreme/non-ambient conditions
  • In situ / in operando studies
  • Inorganic functional materials
  • Energy materials: batteries, photovoltaics, etc.
  • Organic and metal-organic crystal structures
  • Framework structures: MOFs, COFs, etc.
  • Micro and nano-crystalline materials
  • Quantum crystallography
  • Electron diffraction and electron microscopy
  • Highly correlated systems


Call for abstracts

If you want to present your research (oral/poster) at the DGK2021 conference, we kindly ask you to submit an abstract until the deadline via this submission form: http://www.dgk-conference2021.de/

The abstract should be about half a page A4 long. 1-2 figures can be attached, as well as a separate file. Please include references and figure captions at the end of your abstract.


Further information will follow on this official DGK2021 conference webpage soon.