Dr. Edward Snell, Chief Scientific Officer at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), has been appointed to the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Committee as a member of the Book Series Committee. The Committee recommends new book publications to the IUCr Executive Committee and the Delegates of Oxford University Press. Recommended publications are IUCr monographs, which are in-depth expositions of specialized topics in crystallography, crystallography texts providing standardized methods and approaches, and related books.

Dr. Snell has two books in the monograph series and is in the process of producing an updated second edition of one of the books, bringing it up to date with X-ray free electron laser and cryo-EM approaches. Additionally, Dr. Snell has been reappointed to the IUCr Gender and Equity Diversity Committee, serving for his third and final three-year term.  

The IUCr is the international organization which promotes cooperation in crystallography and contributes to all aspects of crystallography, promoting international publication of crystallographic research, facilitating standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and forming a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences.

This recognition by the IUCr demonstrates the international expertise and impact that we have locally here at HWI in Buffalo.

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI)’s work improves human health by studying the causes of diseases, as well as potential therapies, at their basic molecular level. HWI is a founding member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and resides in a state-of-the-art research facility at 700 Ellicott Street. For more information, visit hwi.buffalo.edu.