Sharing experience to
unlock the power of synchrotron light
in the Middle East.
Transferring knowledge to the community emerging around SESAME synchrotron to fully exploit the brightest x-rays of the Middle East.
This is open sesame
Knowledge, skills, experiences & best practices
A training path designed to foster scientific and technological excellence in the Middle East and neighbouring countries
and staff exchanges
Training staff across science, technical and administrative needs to build user capacity in a multinational, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Schools & Workshops
11 world-renowned organisations spread across 8 countries
Bringing together 150 years of accumulated light source operational know-how for the growth of a new research infrastructure
Unparalleled knowledge and expertise to empower academic and industrial scientists from the Middle East and neighbouring regions and to ensure an optimal exploitation of the SESAME light source
what's going on
OPEN SESAME supported a media field trip to SESAME linked to the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists.
Joint OPEN SESAME and Instruct Macromolecular Crystallography Thematic School
SESAME becomes the world's first large accelerator complex to be fully powered by renewable energy!
OPEN SESAME Fellow Shamila Imtiaz benefits from training at ALBA synchrotron
Scientists from The Cyprus Institute Become the First Official User Group to Use SESAME Light Source
International day of light: celebrating a new source of light for the Middle East
OPEN SESAME/Instruct-ERIC workshop "Remote X-ray Data Collection from European Synchrotrons at the Weizman Institute
First Module of training programme for young research administrators and managers now in Cyprus!
Short report on the Life Science and IR Microspectroscopy thematic school
First announcement: training and networking programme for young research administrators and managers
Open-SESAME and Instruct-ERIC workshop: “Remote X-ray Data Collection from European Synchrotrons at the Weizmann Institute of Science”
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: Life science and IR Micro-Spectroscopy thematic school, Submission Deadline: 15 December 2017!
A series of events to raise awareness on SESAME as a driver for scientific and technological development
Integrating SESAME into the public and socio-economic landscape to fulfil its role as an important driver for the scientific, technical, cultural and economic development of the region.
The roadshow will target the scientific communities and university students in SESAME Members. The objective is to organise one roadshow in each Member over the lifetime of the project, visiting institutions that are considered pivotal to SESAME activities.
The presentations will focus on the following topics (a) presentation of SESAME and the synchrotron light infrastructure, (b) thematic presentations in order to raise awareness among specific scientific communities which can be benefit from the use of the synchrotron light facility, (c) presentation of the project and SESAME training activities, and (d) presentation of the access call procedures.