The 1st German Czechoslovak Conference on Crystal Growth (GCCCG-1 / DKT2016) took place from March 16th to 18th 2016 in Dresden.

GCCCG-1 / DKT2016 focused on topics where currently research is carried out in both countries. Fundamental, applied and industrial aspects in the field of bulk growth and epitaxy of semiconductors, lasers and other optical materials, as well as intermetallics have been addressed. The technical sessions covered characterization, experimental and theoretical studies of growth kinetics and other phenomena as well as all aspects of numerical simulation on the different length scales. ScIDre participated in the session "Oxides and Intermetallics" with an overview of high pressure and ambient gas effects on the optical floating zone crystal growth of novel oxide and intermetallic compounds.