Event Name LAAAMP OpenLab Benin 2
Start Date 18th Nov 2019
End Date 28th Nov 2019
Duration 11 days


Partners of IUCr and UNESCO for OpenLab Benin: LAAAMPBruker



XTechLab_logo   Venue: X-TechLab, Cotonou, Benin
Date: 13-24 May 2019

X-TechLab is a project designed by Thierry d'Almeida and Marielle Agbahoungbata, whose mission is to endow the local and regional scientific communities with technical skills that will allow them to use X-ray techniques as tools for solving specific critical socioeconomic issues. X-TechLab includes an X-ray diffraction and X-ray tomography lab, which will serve researchers from Benin and West, Central and East African countries. X-TechLab has temporary quarters in Cotonou, and will subsequently relocate to Sèmè City from 2021. Sèmè City is the International City dedicated to Innovation and Knowledge, presently under development.

Two training sessions per year are planned and directed to 100+ students from Benin and neighbouring countries. The first training session at the X-TechLab is held within the frameworks of the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab initiative in partnership with LAAAMP. 

More information about the X-TechLab

Hosting institutions

XTechLab_logo SemeCity_logo


X-ray diffraction 

Michele Zema - International Union of Crystallography (IUCr); University of Pavia, Italy
José Manuel MERINO ALVAREZ - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
Josué FRIEDRICH - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
Thomas BLANTON - International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), USA
Suzanna WARD - Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), UK

X-ray tomography 

Thierry D'ALMEIDA - CEA, France
Dominique JEULIN
Thierry DUVAUT
François HILD


Download the programme in pdf format


Bruker IUCr Journals International Tables for Crystallography Oxford Cryosystems CCDC

Location Cotonou
Contact Thierry d'Almeida
URL https://www.xtechlab.co/formations/
Category openlabs