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Compiled by Delia Hayneswith contributions from Benjamin Agyei-Tuffour, Richard Garratt, Simon ColesClaude Lecomte
George Okyere Dwapanyin presenting his research to a delegate (photo: George Okyere Dwapanyin).

The second Pan African Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2) was held from 28 January to 2 February 2019 in Accra, Ghana.

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It was my extreme pleasure to be able to attend the first ever Pan-African conference dedicated to crystallography last month at the University of Dschang, Cameroon.  Nearly 200 crystallographers from around the world attended the meeting to present their work and to establish connections and collaborations throughout Africa.  Suzanna Ward and I were pleased to catch up with Françoise Amombo Noa in Dschang and hear more about her research.  Frequent visitors to the CCDC website and Facebook page may remember Françoise as one of the researchers responsible for our 750,000th structure – announced last summer.  Françoise was kind enough to send us some of her impressions of PCCr1 for inclusion in this blog…