The CCDC team were deeply saddened to hear that Jack Dunitz has passed away at the age of 98. Here we reflect on Jack’s life and work with memories from colleagues and friends.
CCDC Founder and crystallographer, Dr Olga Kennard recently received the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)’s twelfth Ewald Prize for her invaluable contribution to the development of crystallographic databases — specifically the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). On 14th August, we are delighted that Olga’s achievements will be celebrated in the Ewald Prize Lecture during the IUCr Congress Opening Ceremony.
On 16th June news outlets around the world reported the fantastic results seen in trials using dexamethasone in critically ill COVID-19 patients. This quick briefing explores the chemistry and history of this compound, and what could be coming next.