September 2023 X-TechLab Training session

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A unique regional training initiative

Advance your knowledge of X-ray crystallography by attending the 2023 X-TechLab training session that will be held in Cotonou from September 18th to 29th.

1- Objective

The X-TechLab training session aims to endow the local and regional scientific communities with technical skills that will allow them to use X-ray techniques as tools for solving various problems in their specific fields.

2- Skills you will acquire

The training session will focus on two (02) parallel interrelated axis: single crystal X-ray diffraction and powder X-ray diffraction. Depending on the traning axis you will get specific skills to :

3- What you will learn

NB: The x-ray crystallography courses require some mathematical background. Therefore, it is highly recommended that learners revise some mathematical notions (vector products, matrix operations, tensors, Fourier Transform) prior to the training session.

4- Who can apply

To apply to this course, you must :

5- How it works

The training is an intensive course over two (02) weeks. The particularity lies in the association in equal parts between theory and practice with the opportunity for attendees to work on their own samples. All learners and lecturers will be present in person at Sèmè City in Cotonou, except for a few lecturers who will attend remotely. At the end of the training, the learners will undergo a knowledge test intended to assess the knowledge gained from the training for each participant.

6- Apply now

Applications are submitted using an online form.

The following documents must be scanned and attached to the form :

7- Course fees

The overall cost of the training session is 3 200 euros per learner.

However, Sèmè City and the French EMBASSY in Benin have fully subsidized the 2023 training session for the thirty (30) best candidates. This grant will partially cover travel and accommodation costs. The registration fees for applicants is 80€‎ (52 600 FCFA) for Beninese applicants and 160€‎ (105 100 FCFA) for other nationalities.

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