Here we are again.

It is a pleasure to inform the community of “crystal makers” that the 12th Bologna’s convention on crystal forms – CF@Bo n.12 – will take place on 10-12 September 2023 on the new campus of the Chemistry Departments of the University of Bologna.

As in the previous eleven occasions, the meeting is organized jointly by the Molecular Crystal Engineering group of the Department of Chemistry G. Ciamician and by PolyCrystalLine s.p.a., a former spinoff company of the MCE group.

In keeping with the tradition of CF@Bo, the main objective of the meeting is that of providing a forum for an open academy-industry discussion of the new challenges that the theme “crystal forms” presents daily to researchers in both working environments.

CF@Bo also represents an opportunity for young researchers to meet senior scientists and researchers from both academy and industry and to establish new collaborations.

The following scientists have already accepted the invitation to speak at the convention:

From Academy:  Sally Price (UCL, UK), Mike Zaworotko (Limerick, Ireland), Ashwini Nangia (CSIR-NCL, Pune, India), Bucar Kreso (UCL, UK), Jon Steed (Durham, UK), Doris Braun (Innsbruck, Austria), Edyta Pindelska (Warsaw, Poland), Aurora Cruz Cabeza (Durham, UK), (Eliminare duplicato) Javier Ellena (San Paulo, Brasil), Tomislav Friscic (Birmingham, UK), Malla Reddy (IISER, Kolkata, India), Lidia Tajber (Dublin, Ireland), Gerard Coquerel (Rouen, France), Javier Ellena (San Paulo, Brasil), Oleksii Shemchuk (UCLeuven, France), Elena Simone (Polytechnic of Torino, Italy), Lucia Maini (Bologna, Italy) and Susan Bourne (Cape Town, South Africa).

Susan Reutzel-Edens (CCDC, UK) has also accepted to participate.

From Industry: Helen Blade (AstraZeneca), Matteo Daldosso (Evotec Company), Alfred Lee (Merck), Amy Woods-Ryan (GSK), Grahame Woollam (Novartis), Ana Kwokal (Syngenta Crop Protection), Luc Aerts (UCB Pharma S.A., Belgium), Pat Basford (Pfizer), Philipp Ectors (LaRoche), Enrico Modena (PolyCrystalLine, Italy), Paroma Chakravarty, (Genetech Inc, San Francisco, USA), Marcus Neumann (Avant Garde materials), Gianluca Bianchini (Dompè), and Robert Geertman (Jansen Pharmaceutica).

Contributions are also expected from scientists operating at Indena, and Chemessentia.

Early bird registration will open on 1 March.

Beside invited talks, participants will have the opportunity to present their work in “flash presentation” and poster sessions. Following an ongoing discussion within the community, a special session on the additional challenges faced by women in science will be organized.

For queries about the scientific programme contact:

Dario Braga (,

Fabrizia Grepioni (,

Lucia Maini (,

Simone d’Agostino (

For information about location and organization of the meeting, contact: Ester M. Braga (Secretary Crystal Forms

Sponsorships are welcome, contact dr. Stefano Giaffreda ( or Marco Glucini (

Please note that we are committed to minimize the carbon footprint of the Convention by adopting adequate carbon offsetting strategies.

Registration and Partnerships

Registration form and Payment – COMING SOON!


Early Bird fees

From 1st March 2023 – Until 31st May 2023

Standard fees

Until 31st July 2023

Industry 600 € 800 €
Academic 300 € 400 €
Student 100 € 150 €


Scientific and Organizing Committee:



There are several packages available. All packages include branding, promotion opportunities and the majority include complimentary tickets. Please contact Marco Glucini (

GOLD – 2,500€ + VAT (if due) – 3 AVAILABLE –


  • Company Logo and profile in the event guide
  • Company Logo and hyperlink on the event website
  • Showcase presentation during the event (15 minutes)
  • 1 delegate

SILVER – 1,000€ + VAT (if due)


  • Company Logo and profile in the event guide
  • Company Logo and hyperlink on the event website
  • 1 delegate


Registration form and Payment – COMING SOON!