Event Name Bruker OpenLab Algeria
Start Date 9th May 2015
End Date 14th May 2015
Duration 6 days


Partners of IUCr and UNESCO for OpenLab Algeria: Bruker


Venue: UR-CHEMS, Université Constantine 1

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On the occasion of the International Year of Crystallography, the research unit CHEMS (UR-CHEMS) of the University of Constantine 1 has agreed to host the OpenLab Algeria, organized in collaboration with the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), UNESCO and Bruker, and co-sponsored by CCDC. This OpenLab, originally scheduled in 2014, has been postponed to May 2015 due to the tragic events occurred in September 2014 in Algeria, when a French citizen was kidnapped and murdered.

This OpenLab aims at providing the students with theoretical and practical skills for the structural analysis by X-ray diffraction techniques. In particular, this OpenLab focusses on single-crystal diffraction techniques, and covers all aspects of it from selection and preparation of the crystal to the presentation of results and preparation of publications.

Another important objective of this OpenLab is to establish contacts and offer networking opportunities to the young Algerian students, who will meet renown crystallographers at the international level.


  • Hocine MERAZIG
  • Hafid AOURAG
  • Nourredine BENALI-CHERIF
  • Jean-Claude DARAN
  • Aouatef CHEROUANA
  • BENDEIF El-Eulmi
  • Gervais CHAPUIS
  • Slimane DAHAOUI
  • Abderrahim BENABBAS
  • Gérard FAUVET
  • Jean louis HODEAU

Organizing Committee

  • Hocine Merazig, Chair
  • M’hamed Boudraa
  • Chaouki Boudaren
  • Aouatef Cherouana
  • Lamia Bendjeddou
  • Chahrazed Beghidja
  • Fatima Setifi
  • Adel Beghidja
  • Sofiane Bouacida
  • Sakina Ouis
  • Laila Zerguini
  • Bensegueni Abdelatif
  • Nessrine Benarous
  • Soumia Maza


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Location Constantine
Contact Hocine Merazig
URL http://iycropenlabalgeria.org/
Category openlabs