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Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
President: Professor Antonino Zichichi


Director: Sir Tom Blundell, FRS FMedSci


Dear all,
given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, with great regret we decided to postpone this year's course until June 2023 (courses in Erice are scheduled and planned many years in advance; for this reason, we could not move the school to 2021 or even 2022).
It has not been an easy decision and, although we feel it is the right decision, we are very sorry for all the inconvenience that it may cause. We will reimburse anybody who has already paid the registration fee. If you are interested in participating in the 2023 school, guaranteed pre-registration will be available in July 2022. Check back on the website for further information. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Annalisa Guerri
Executive Secretary of the International School of Crystallography


ISCoC Policies for the 55th Course on
"Structural Drug Design 2020: Biology, Chemistry and Computers"

Statement on Freedom Policy

The Organising Committee of the 55th course of the International School of Crystallography "Structural Drug Design 2020: Biology, Chemistry and Computers" shall observe the basic policy of nondiscrimination and affirms the rights of scientists throughout the world to adhere or to associate with international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statues of the International Council for Science. At this course no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

Statement on Gender Balance

We will follow the Gender Balance requirements of the IUCr. ( The Organizing and Scientific Committees will safeguard gender equity among lecturers and participants, paying special attention to the gender balance and diversity in evaluating the bursary applications. Among the Organizers, Annalisa Guerri, member of the IUCr Gender Equity and Diversity Committee (GEDC) will act as steward for this statement.

Percentage of speakers / participants to the courses of the IScoC (2008-2019)