Event Name Rigaku OpenLab Cambodia 2
Start Date 11th Jan 2016
End Date 15th Jan 2016
Duration 5 days


The IUCr-UNESCO Open Lab Cambodia 2

Partners of IUCr and UNESCO for OpenLab Cambodia: Rigaku 


ITC VenueInstitute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Date: 11-15 January 2016

Following the success of the first edition, held in 2014 on the occasion of the celebrations for the International Year of Crystallography, the IUCr, UNESCO, Rigaku Corporation, together with UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh, the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA) and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia organize the OpenLab Cambodia 2.

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Confirmed lecturers and speakers

Gautam R. Desiraju, Immediate Past President of the IUCr, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Pinak ChakrabartiPresident of the AsCA, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Ian D. Williams, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Serena C. Tarantino, University of Pavia, Italy
Michele Zema, Outreach Officer, International Union of Crystallography, UK
Taisuke Yoshiki, RIGAKU Corporation
Yue Bing, RIGAKU Corporation
Hisashi Homma, RIGAKU Corporation


Monday, 11 January 2016 | Download the programme of the Opening Day in PDF format

Opening Ceremony at the presence of:

Dr OM Romny, Director General of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia
Ms Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO Head of Office and Representative in Cambodia
Delegates of Ministries of Cambodian Government: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Ministry of Mines and Energy; Ministry of Environment.

Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju, Bringing people and countries together with the message of science
Prof. Pinak Chakrabarti, Promoting communication and cooperation in the Asia–Pacific region: the role of the AsCA
Prof. Ian D. Williams, Establishing scientific collaborations among SE Asian countries
Dr Michele Zema, The contribution of the IUCr to the development of scientific education, research and infrastructure

followed by a series of lectures highlighting different aspects and applications of crystallography and its impact on industrial and innovation sectors:

Prof. Gautam R. DesirajuThe story of three crystals
Prof. Pinak Chakrabarti, Molecules and interactions - interplay of ideas between small and macromolecular structures
Prof. Ian D. Williams, Powder versus single crystal X-ray diffraction: Complementary techniques for organic and metal-organic compounds
Dr Serena C. Tarantino, Exploiting local resources: inorganic polymers for structural applications

From Tuesday, 12 Jan to Thursday 14 Jan 2016

Lectures, tutorials and hands-on experiments on symmetry, crystallography theory, single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, crystal-chemistry (Lecturers: Ian D. Williams, Serena C. Tarantino, Pinak Chakrabarti, Michele Zema, Yue Bing)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Lectures, tutorials and hands-on experiments on X-ray fluorescence (Lecturer: Dr Hisashi Homma)

Organizing Committee

Bun Kim Ngun (chair), Intistute of Technology of Cambodia
Maria Iniguez De Heredia, UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh
Michele Zema, International Union of Crystallography
Taisuke Yoshiki, RIGAKU Corporation
Pinak Chakrabarti, Asian Crystallographic Association


Students and young scientists from all universities, government and private organizations from Cambodia and neighbouring countries are welcomed to submit their applications by email to Dr. Bun Kim Ngun. Applications must be accompanied by a personal statement of motivations and a letter of reference signed by a supervisor.

See the photo gallery of the Opening Ceremony

Location Phnom Penh
Contact Dr. BUN Kim Ngun
Category openlabs