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Course "PLATON: Interpretation of Crystal Structure Determinations"

This two-days course (16 and 17-Apr-2012) is intended for chemist who make use of the results of crystal structure determinations. Main objectives of the course are to give the background information necessary to interpret crystal structure determinations and to increase the accessibility of the large amount of information offered by a crystal structure determination.

In tutorials the use of the software package PLATON/PLUTON will be exercised.

A separate course "PLATON: Expert tool for crystallographers" is given one day later (18-Apr-2012). Further information can be found here.



During the course the programs PLUTON and PLATON will be demonstrated. For academic users, PLUTON and PLATON are available free of charge for a large number of computer platforms.

In order to perform the tutorials, the participants are advised to bring in their own laptops. The necessary software and the exercises will be distributed on CDROMs (for Windows and Linux).

Location and Date

David de Wied Building, room 0.36, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht

Dates: Monday 16-Apr-2012 and Tuesday 16-Apr-2012. The time will be 9.00h - 16.00h, respectively.


For the academic community: 100 euro (including lunch and handouts). This fee should be paid on the first day of the course.

For participants from industry the fee is 750 euro.

Number of Participants

The course will be held, if a minimum of 6 participants register before 15-Mar-2012. The maximum number of participants is 16.

Course material

Notes, consisting of a summary of the discussed topics, literature references and exercises will be handed out during the course.

How to get there

Further information

Further information and registration forms are available from:

Martin Lutz
Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research
Crystal and Structural Chemistry
Utrecht University
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
Tel. 030-2533902
Fax 030-2533940
e-mail: m.lutz@uu.nl

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