The French Crystallography Association (AFC) is a learned society, which brings together physicists, chemists and biologists who use crystals and crystallography for their research or develop methods in crystallography. Originally part of the French Mineralogy Society, the AFC was founded in 1953 and is governed by the 1901 Associations Act. Today, its main missions are to promote the exchange of knowledge and interactions between French-speaking crystallographers of all disciplines, in particular by organizing thematic or interdisciplinary symposia and teaching and training activities. During its biannual conferences, the AFC awards three thesis prizes, one for each of its three research areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

At the international level, the AFC designates members of the French National Crystallography Committee to be part of the French Committee of International Scientific Unions (COFUSI), representing France at the International Council for Science (ICSU), whose current headquarters and presidency are in France. The National Crystallography Committee represents France at the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).

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