CF@BO 2019


The investigation and optimization of crystal forms are at the forefront of industrial as well as fundamental research.

The event will bring together academic and industrial experts interested in sharing experience and discussing perspectives and new challenges regarding:

  • Recent advances in solid forms discovery
  • Synthesis and properties of crystal forms
  • Multicomponent crystal forms
  • Intellectual property issues

En route to the 10th Bologna’s convention on crystal forms

The meeting brings together young and senior scientists from academy and industry in an informal, highly productive, dense but relaxed, two and half days forum focused on the state of the art on the investigation of crystal polymorphism, salts, co-crystals, solvated and amorphous solids, their characterization and use in the pharma and agrochemical sectors. Intellectual property issues will also be discussed.

As for all previous meetings of this series initiated in 2006, CF@Bo n. 10 is organized jointly by the group of Molecular Crystal Engineering of the University of Bologna, the oldest University of the western world, and by the former spinoff company PolyCrystalLine spa.

The convention will begin on Sunday 9 June at 2 p.m. at the University of Bologna, and proceed on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 at the Aemilia Hotel close to the University and the town centre.

Early bird registration will be open in January 2019. As we are beginning to organize the scientific programme we are happy to inform that a number of scientists from university, research centres and companies have already expressed their interest in contributing (see below). Further contributions are expected. Partecipants will also have the opportunity to present their work in the poster session that will take place in the afternoon of Monday 10 .


The convention will address not only issues at the frontier of the field, where “curiosity driven” and applied research interplay in a synergistic way, but also the practical implications in defining crystallization techniques and developing process control.




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Poster Prize

Poster Session Poster abstracts should be prepared using the designed template. The abstract should be emailed to Prof. Lucia Maini ( before April 2019. Because of space limitations only posters with portrait format 70cmX100cm will be shown. The presenting author must attend the poster session identified in the programme. Poster Prize sponsored by PolyCrystalLine The Poster Prizes are restricted to younger scientists and will consist of an Apple iPod Touch. Candidates should not be more than

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  Dario Braga - Event Chairman Professor of Chemistry and President and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies at University of Bologna   Lucia Maini - Event Administrator Associate Professor at University of Bologna   CRYSTAL FORMS@BO 2019 SPONSORS

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Registration and Partnerships

  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 2019 BURSARY OPPORTUNITIES SPONSORED BY ..... All students and researchers (PhD and Post-Doc) under 35 may apply for a bursary. The bursary will cover the registration fee. The requested documents (in .pdf format) include: CV Presentation letter from the supervisor Abstract of poster All applications should be sent via e-mail to: before April 2019. Please entitle your e-mail as follows: Surname bursary application (change "Surname" string to y

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