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STOE, DECTRIS & Xenocs inviting Young Scientist from across the world to the IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory

Young Scientist are invited to Europe for education, in cooperation with the IUCr, and networking opportunities at ESRF & Xenocs Grenoble and STOE Darmstadt - free of charge for participants

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PRLog - Jan. 20, 2014 - DARMSTADT, Germany -- At the Opening Ceremony of the UNESCO International Year of Crystallography, STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs announced their OpenFactory project. Candidates are young scientists, who are already knowledgeable about crystallography, but so far have less exposure to X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). These scientists shall have the potential to become future thought-leaders for crystallography and application of XRD and x-ray scattering in their home country.

The STOE DECTRIS Xenocs OpenFactory will take place from 10. to 19. September 2014. Participants receive seven days of intensive training by STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs staff and guest scientists in cooperation with the IUCr. The training will focus on teaching participants the relevant theoretical skillset as well as include practical training.

In Grenoble, the delegates will spend significant time at the ESRF (European Synchrotron) and will be trained in Small Angle X-ray scattering at Xenocs’ headquarter. In Darmstadt, the participants will be trained in Single Crystal and Powder XRD at STOE’s headquarter.

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit beamlines and interact with scientists at ESRF. Starting on Sep 18th, all OpenFactory participants will join the STOE annual user meeting. The user meeting is a platform for the exchange of ideas among its participants as well as includes speeches to highlight recent research results achieved. It will be a unique opportunity for OpenFactory participants to interact with highly experienced XRD users and to build up networks.

The program is free of charge for the delegates, as STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs will cover round-trip flights from the delegates’ home country, hotel, food and transport costs.

„We believe this is a unique opportunity for young scientists to be trained and to build up their network in the crystallographer community.” said Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju, President of the International Union of Crystallography


Candidates are encouraged to submit their written application, including CV and an essay, before

March 30th, 2014. For details please visit www.iycr2014.org/openfactory

About STOE

STOE develops, manufactures and sells scientific instruments for the non-destructive analysis of substances. Based on the X-ray diffraction (XRD) method, these systems characterize single crystals and powder samples and give answers to which substances a particular powder or crystal contains or at which positions atoms in solid bodies are exactly located. The majority of customers are institutes at universities and industrial laboratories worldwide doing research in chemistry, pharmacy, mineralogy or material science.

STOE, originally founded in 1887, to manufacture equipment for the optical analysis of crystals, has been a pioneer in powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction since the 1960’s, e.g. STOE invented and patented the transmission geometry technique for Powder XRD as well as, for single crystals, produced the first pixel detector XRD system with an open Eulerian cradle.

STOE is based in Darmstadt, Germany, and keeps the R&D, software programming, electrical and mechanical engineering and production all in house, allowing STOE to provide customers with standard as well as individual solutions. Whenever it comes to quality, STOE accepts no compromises. This high-level of detail is what sets STOE apart.

STOE is the partner in X-Ray Diffraction to crystallographers, chemists, material scientists and pharmacists all over the world.

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