XL Congresso
Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia (AIC)
Siena, 19-22 September 2011
Meeting Program
Monday, 19th September
Location: Rectorate of the University of Siena, via Banchi di Sotto 55
16:30-17:00 Aula Magna
Opening ceremony
17:00-18:00 Plenary Lecture - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Unraveling the structure of the ribosome
Palazzo Comunale di Siena, Piazza del Campo
Visit to the museums and welcome party
Tuesday, 20th September
Location: Centro Conferenze “Le Scotte”, Strada Le Scotte 4
09:00-10:00 Prize “Mario Mammi” Lecture - Dario Braga
The growing world of crystals forms
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-13:00 Parallel sessions
MS1: Comprehensive approach to structural characterization
Chair: Simona Quartieri
10:30-11:00 KN1: Average crystal structure, local ditortions and
microstructures in columbite Michele Zema
11:00-11:30 KN2: Structure and properties of
composites Gloria Tabacchi
dye-zeolite hybrid
11:30-11:50 OP1: Superionic phase transitions in silver sulfosalts: the case
of fettelite, [Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] Silvio Menchetti
11:50-12:10 OP2: Porous materials at low temperature and high pressure:
a comparative study of cancrinite G. Diego Gatta
12:10-12:30 OP3: The high pressure structure of Mn2(CO)10 Piero Macchi
12:30-12:50 OP4: Intermolecular interactions and dye dispersion of
polyene-diphenylaniline D5 on TiO2 and their role in the
efficiency of DSSC solar cells Marco Milanesio
12:50-13:10 OP5: CrysAlisPro: User Inspired Software Alex Griffin
MS2: Molecular recognition and self assembly
Chair: Pierangelo Metrangolo
10:30-11:00 KN1: Diagnostics with cavitands Chiara Massera
11:00-11:30 KN2: The metalloligand (ML) approach to the synthesis of
applications. The case of β-diketonate complexes Lucia
11:30-11:50 OP1: Fine tuning of weak interactions to control
supramolecular association of half-sandwich Ru complexes
Alessia Bacchi
11:50-12:10 OP2: Unusual crystal pattern of brucine in its diastereomeric
salt in a tricyclic acetic acid derivative. A case of
cystallization-induced dynamic resolution Paola Paoli
12:10-12:30 OP3: The influence of crystal structure on molecular
conformation: a case study Valeria Ferretti
12:30-12:50 OP4: Supramolecular architectures: the key of chargedassisted hydrogen bonds and weak intermolecular interactions
Angiolina Comotti
12:50-13:10 OP5: Anion coordination and anion-templated assembly under
halogen bonding control Giancarlo Terraneo
14:00-16:30 Poster session and coffee break
16:30-19:00 Parallel sessions
MS3: Structure Determination for Medicinal Chemistry
Chair: Renzo Cini
16:30-17:00 KN1: Metal-based indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines and indolo[3,2c]quinolines as potential antitumor drugs Vladimir Arion
17:00-17:30 KN2: Development of Ru coordination compounds as
potential antitumor agents Ennio Zangrando
17:30-17:50 OP1: Characterization of the intercalation of organic
molecules into layered double hydroxides by fast in situ XRPD
Eleonora Conterosito
17:50-18:10 OP2: Ionic co-crystals of active pharmaceutical ingredients
and their applications in the pharmaceutical industry Giulio I.
18:10-18:30 OP3: Probing the HDAC catalytic site: new VS known biasing
binding elements for the Zinc Manuela Rodriquez
18:30-18:50 OP4: Metal-oxicam complexes from X-ray structure to
innovative ways for drug delivery Gabriella Tamasi
18:50-19:10 OP5: Adducts formed between anticancer metallodrugs and
selected proteins: insights from X-ray diffraction and mass
spectrometry studies Luigi Messori
MS4: Defect Structures, Crystal Growth, Nonocrystals
Chairs: Andrea Zappettini, Claudio Ferrari
16:30-17:00 KN1: Real-time structural investigation of organic thin films
Silvia Milita
17:00-17:30 KN2: X-ray studies of nanocrystal formation and ordering
Leander Tapfer
17:30-17:50 OP1: Characterization of bulk single crystals by X-ray
topography performed with and advanced sild-state 2D
detector with high lateral resolution Fabio Masiello
17:50-18:10 OP2: Growth of Germanium nanowires using Manganes
nano-droplets S.J. Rezvani
18:10-18:30 OP3: Micro pulling-down growth og LuAG and LLF single
crystal fibers for laser applications Stefano Veronesi
18:30-18:50 OP4: Organic semiconducting single crystals for optolectronic
applications Beatrice Fraboni
18:50-19:10 OP5: Structural GIXRD analysis of tetracene thin films grown
on different substrates: morphology and transport correlations
Giuseppe Tarabella
Wednesday, 21st September
Location: Centro Conferenze “Le Scotte”, Strada Le Scotte 4
09:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture - Alain Baronnet
Biocrystal status and growth in Ca-carbonate mollusk shells
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 Prize “Mario Nardelli” Lecture - Fabrizio Nestola
Diamond and crystallography: messages from the deep earth
11:00-13:00 Session
MS 5: Highlights of Italian Crystallography
Chair: Stefano Mangani
11:00-11:30 KN1: Vapor-liquid-solid and vapor-solid growth processes:
structural implications of catalist consumption during selfcatalysed growth of GaAs nanowires Silvia Rubini
11:30-12:00 KN2: Structure and function of enzymes in purine catabolism
Giuseppe Zanotti
12:00-12:30 KN3: A combined “DFA-RDF” total scattering approach to
investigate SiO2/TiO2 nanocomposites Antonietta Guagliardi
12:30-13:00 KN4: When work and hobby coincide Tullio Pilati
14:30-15:15 Prize “Mario Nardelli” Lecture - Elisa Boanini
New bio-inspired materials: a crystallographic point of view
15:15-15:35 Doctoral Thesis Prize - Irene Russo Krauss
Structural studies of nucleic acids and proteins involved in
nucleic acid recognition
15:35-17:00 Flash presentations and Poster session
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break
17:30-19:00 AIC General Assembly
Social Dinner, Chiostro di San Francesco
Thursday, 22nd September
Location: Centro Conferenze “Le Scotte”, Strada Le Scotte 4
09:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture - Kari Rissanen
Supramolecular crystallography: interplay of intermolecular
interactions in the solid state
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-13:00 Parallel sessions
MS 6: Biocrystallography
Chair: Hugo Monaco
10:30-11:00 KN1: Cell division and revival from dormacy in pathogenic
bacteria: a structural perspective Rita Berisio
11:00-11:30 KN2: Playing with pH and carbonic anhidrase: a story of
inhibition and X-ray induced activation
11:30-11:50 OP1: Ligands binding studies of a twinned crystal with
X8PROSPECTOR and PROTEUM2 suite Marianna Biadene
11:50-12:10 OP2: The crystal structure of human complement factor I
reveals heavy-chain allosteric control and explains disease
associated polymorphisms Pietro Roversi
12:10-12:30 OP3: X-ray structural analysis of salicylate 1,2-dioxygenase
from pseudaminobacter salicylatoxidans: substrates adducts
of wild-type and of selectively mutated enzymes Marta
12:30-12:50 OP4: Structural insight into iron pathways in ferritin Cecilia
MS 7: Porous Materials
Chairs: Consiglia Tedesco, Angiolina Comotti
10:30-11:00 KN1: Nanoporous molecular crystals Neil B. McKeown
11:00-11:30 KN2: Co-crystalline and nanoporous crystalline structures of
polymers Gaetano Guerra
11:30-11:50 OP1: Chemical selectivity in structure determination by
modulation enhanced X-ray diffraction: proof of principle by
simulated and real data Davide Viterbo
11:50-12:10 OP2: Heat of adsorption for crystalline materials determined
from microcalorimetry and traditional isosteric methods
Jeffrey Kenvin
12:10-12:30 OP3: Host-guest interactions in luminescent MOF Lucia
12:30-12:50 OP4: Porous borosilicates upon heating: enexpected flexibility
and boron coordination change probed by in situ timeresolved synchrotron powder diffraction Lara Leardini
12:50-13:10 OP5: Supramolecular assembly of 1D fluorinated metal
organic frameworks directed by halogen bond Luca Colombo
Closing Ceremony

PROGRAM Siena, 19-22 September 2011