Draft Programme

Invited Speakers

  • Mike Anderson
  • Jeremy Sanders
  • Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern
  • Anne Buckley
  • Ron Rousseau
  • Wolfgang Beckman
  • John Garside
  • Susan Reutzel-Edens
  • Bill Jones
  • Roger Davey

Please note that this programme is provisional and is subject to change. 

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Tuesday 27 June, 2017
18.00 - 20.00 Registration - Renold Foyer 
18.30 - 20.00  Drinks Reception and Poster Viewing - Renold Foyer 


Wednesday 28 June, 2017
08.00 - 18.00 Registration - Renold Foyer 
08.30 - 08.45 Opening Remarks - Renold C2
T. Vetter, A. J. Cruz-Cabeza
08.45 - 10.20 Session 1: Crystal Growth
Renold C2    Chair: Thomas Vetter
08.45 - 09.30 S1 Predicting crystal growth via a unified kinetic 3-D partition model
M. W. Anderson
09.30 - 09.55 O1 Ice Crystal Growth from Liquid Water
C. Knight
09.55 - 10.20 O2 Stepwise use of additives for improved control over formation and stability of mefenamic acid nanocrystals
K. Bodnar, S.P. Hudson, Å.C. Rasmuson
10.20 - 10.50 Coffee Break - Renold Foyer
10.50 - 12.05 Session 2a: Enhanced characterization techniques
Renold C2    chair: Mike Anderson
Session 2b: Crystal Engineering
Renold C9    Chair: Sendhil K. Poornachary
10.50 - 11.15 O3 Magic-Angle Spinning NMR as an Effective Strategy to Study Pressure-Induced Co-Crystallization Processes
C.E. Hughes, P. Phettrakul, P.A. Williams, K.D.M. Harris
O6 Solvent Mediated Molecular Conformation Control Upon 5-Hydroxynicotinic Acid Crystallisation
A. Joseph, M.E.M. Piedade, C.E.S. Bernardes, M.E. Minas da Piedade
11.15 - 11.40 O4 In situ X-ray for monitoring crystallization in solution
S. Clevers, M. Sanselme, Y. Cartigny, G. Coquerel
O7 Crystal Engineering - using H/D exchange for molecular rearrangement
K. Merz
11.40 - 12.05 O5 On the Speciation and Self-Association of para-Aminobenzoic Acid in Solution: A Spectroscopic Approach Using UV, NEXAFS and RIXS
A. Gainar, J.S. Stevens, E. Suljoti, J. Xiao, R. Golnak, E.F. Aziz, S.L.M. Schroeder
O8 Crystallization of Photomechanical 4-cyano-4’ -pentyloxy Azobenzene Crystals and their Reversible bending Mechanisms
Y. Hao, S. Huang, Y. Guo, H. Hao, H. Yu
12.05 - 13.05 Lunch - Renold Foyer
13.05 - 14.30 Poster Session (odd numbered posters) - Renold Foyer
14.30 - 16.05 Session 3: Crystallization at the nanoscale
Renold C2    Chair: Marco Mazzotti
14.30 - 15.15 S2 Solvation and surface effects on polymorph stabilities at the nanoscale
J. Sanders
15.15 - 15.40 O9 Crystal nucleation in pores: the hidden step revealed
J.M. Campbell, H.K. Christenson
15.40 - 16.05 O10 Formation of Crystalline Bicalutamide Nanoparticles in Nanopipettes
F.M. Maddar, D. Perry, P.R. Unwin
16.05 - 16.35 Coffee Break - Renold Foyer
16.35 - 17.50 Session 4a: Nucleation in small volumes
Renold C2   Chair: Colin Seaton
Session 4b: Process design
Renold C9    Chair: Denise Croker
16.35 - 17.00 O11 Uncertainty Analysis of Nucleation Rates Obtained from Induction Time Distribution Based on Poisson Distribution
Y. Xiao, T. Vetter, S.S. Sachitananthan, S.K. Tang, R.J. Davey, A.J. Cruz-Cabeza, J. Wang, H. Hao
O14 Crystallisation Development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Employing Process Analytical Technologies: A Collection of Recent Case Studies
E. Smith, A. Saleemi, R.M. Espinosa, G. Taylor, L. Palmer
17.00 - 17.25 O12 Stochastic modelling and statistical analysis of detection time experiments
G.M. Maggioni, M. Mazzotti
O15 Lactose crystallization: understanding and improving the recovery of a slow nucleating sugar with a complex solution equilibrium
E. Simone, D. Kuah
17.25 - 17.50 O13 Comparing methods for induction time probability distribution measurements
M.L. Briuglia, J. Sefcik, N. Candoni, S. Veesler, J.H. ter Horst
O16 Effect of Dispersed Excipients on the Nucleation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
V. Verma, R. Arribas-Bueno, C.M. Crowley, B.K. Hodnett, S.P. Hudson, P. Davern
17.50 - 19.00 BACG Annual General Meeting
Renold C2
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Thursday 29 June, 2017
08.00 - 18.00 Registration - Renold Foyer 
08.30 - 09.55 
Session 5a: Process modelling and control I
Renold C2    Chair: John Garside
Session 5b: Polymorphism I
Renold C9    Chair: Ian Rosbottom
08.30 - 08.55 O17 Converting a Batch API Crystallization to a Continuous Crystallization with Scale up to the Pilot Plant
B. Wood, J. Ngadaonye, K. Hodnett, D. Croker
O20 Application of surface site interaction points calculation to cocrystal screening
R. Prohens, A. Oliver, J. L. Rossello, A Llinas, C. A. Hunter
08.55 - 09.20 O18 Morphological population balance equation modeling for milling processes
F. Salvatori, M. Mazzotti
021 Accurate and efficient representation of intramolecular energy in ab initio generation of crystal structures
I. Sugden, C. Gatsiou, M. Vasiliadis, C.S. Adjiman, C.C. Pantelides
09.20 - 09.55 O19 Enantiomeric Excess Control using Polarimetry in Continuous Crystallization
A.S. Dunn, V. Svoboda, J. Sefcik, J.H. ter Horst
022 Simulating the aggregation and surface reactivity of meta-aminobenzoic acid: implications for crystal growth and polymorphism
E. Gaines, D. Di Tommaso
09.55 - 10.25 Coffee Break - Renold Foyer
10.25 - 12.10
Session 6: Process modelling and control II
Renold C2    Chair: Kevin J. Roberts
10.25 - 11.10 S3 Continuous crystallization to separate enantiomers exploiting two coupled fluidized bed crystallizers
A. Seidel-Morgenstern, E. Temmel, H. Lorenz, G. Janiga, M. Mangold
11.10 - 11.35 O23 Crystallization of highly volatile solutes - comparison of two alternative experimental strategies
D. Sutter, S. Hariharan, M. Mazzotti
11.35 - 12.00 O24 Modelling pharmaceutical crystallisation processes using a coupled CFD-Population balance approach
D.M. Camacho, C.Y. Ma, T. Mahmud, K.J. Roberts
12.00 - 13.10 Lunch - Renold Foyer
13.10 - 14.10 Poster Session (even numbered posters) - Renold Foyer
13.50 - 16.00
Session 7: Lessons Learned
Renold C2    Chair: Roger. J. Davey
13.50 - 14.10 S4 Crystallization as Chemical Reaction Engineering
J. Garside
14.10 - 14.30 S5 Nucleation and Growth of Stearic Acid Polymorphs
W. Beckmann
14.30 - 14.50 S6 "Crystal Growth" - My Grandfather H. E. Buckley and His Book
A. Buckley
14.50 - 15.10 S7 The kinetics of solvent mediated polymorphic phase transformations
R. Davey
15.10 - 15.30 S8 Secondary Nucleation by Crystal Collisions
R. Rousseau
15.30 - 16.00 Panel Discussion
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break - Renold Foyer
16.30 - 18.20 Session 8: Award session
Renold C2    Chairs: Linda Seton, Thomas Vetter
16.30 - 17.20 S9 BACG Young Scientist Award
David Green
17.20 - 18.20 S10 BACG Annual Lecture: From Molecules to Medicines the Solid-State Way
S. Reutzel-Edens
19.00 onwards Conference Dinner - Macdonald Hotel


Friday 30 June, 2017
08.00 - 13.00 Registration - Renold Foyer 
08.30 - 09.55
Session 9a: Crystal growth, morphology and agglomeration
Renold C2    Chair: Nicholas Blagden
Session 9b: Polymorphism II
Renold C9    Chair: Bill Jones
08.30 - 08.55 O25 Morphology Changes During the Growth of Bicalutamide Microcrystals
H. Pearce, M. Adobes-Vidal, F.M. Maddar, P.R. Unwin
O28 Concomitant polymorphism in inkjet printed droplets: D-mannitol case
A. Buanz, S. Gaisford
08.55 - 09.20 O26 Crystal morphology and interfacial stability of RS-Ibuprofen in relation to its molecular and synthonic structure
T. T. H. Nguyen, I. Rosbottom, I. Marziano, R. B. Hammond, K. J. Roberts
O29 Crystallization in composite hydrogels for controlling polymorphism
M.A. Reus, H.J.M. Kramer, H.B. Eral
09.20 - 09.55 O27 Continuous-Flow Sonocrystallization in milliscale devices
G. Valitov, A. Gavriilidis, L. Mazzei
O30 Template Induced Targeted Crystallisation of Computationally Predicted Polymorphs
V.K. Srirambhata, R. Watson, R. Guo, S.L. Price, D. Toucher, A. Florence
09.55 - 10.25 Coffee Break - Renold Foyer
10.25 - 12.10
Session 10: Multi-component crystals
Renold C2    Chair: Aurora Cruz-Cabeza
10.25 - 11.10 S11 Aspects of cocrystal solid state chemistry
B. Jones
11.10 - 11.35 O31 Preparation, characterisation and crystallisation of chiral multi-component materials (MCMs): the case of naproxen and 2-aminopyridine
A.J.P. Cousen, A. Dunn, J.H. ter Horst, C.C. Wilson
11.35 - 12.10 O32 Divergent Polymorphs and Solid-State Phase Transition of 4,4’-Bipyridine and Squaric Acid Salts
J.S. Stevens, M. Walczak, C. Jaye, D.A. Fischer
12.10 - 12.20 Closing Remarks
T. Vetter, A. J. Cruz-Cabeza
12.20 - 13.20 Take away lunch - Renold Foyer