X-TechLab is a platform dedicated to the use of X-ray techniques for scientific and technological research around development issues specific to the African continent. It is being implemented in Benin within the Agence de Dévéloppement de Sèmè City (ADSC), the government agency in charge of the implementation of one of the flagship projects of the Government’s Action Programme, the International City of Innovation and Knowledge.
On the occasion of the first X-TechLab training session, a Beninese man solved for the first time the structure of a molecule in Benin. it is Dr. Hyacinthe AGNIMONHAN; we asked...
A great day for crystallography in Benin (Article de Claude Lecomte paru dans le IUCr Newsletter (2019) Volume 27, Number 2)
On 23 May 2019, the first crystal structure of a molecule synthesized and crystallized at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin, was solved during a crystallographic training session at the X-TechLab in Sèmè City, Benin, organized within the framework of the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab in partnership with Bruker and LAAAMP. The Programme Committee of this first crystallographic training session at the X-TechLab […]