Sharing experience to
unlock the power of synchrotron light
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.
OPEN SESAME at the CERN Open Days
Science journalists visiting SESAME on a Field Trip supported by OPEN SESAME
Two OPEN SESAME training visits with a focus on communications
OPEN SESAME - Environmental thematic school
OPEN SESAME - Safety Workshop
HERCULES@Sesame: two weeks training school (26 Oct-7 Nov 2019)
SESAME 1st Industry & Applied Science Workshop
First scientific paper with data from SESAME published!
Joint OPEN SESAME and Instruct Macromolecular Crystallography Thematic School
Workshop on Scientific Case for BEATS - Beamline for Tomography at SESAME
OPEN SESAME’s 70th training visit
SESAME becomes the world's first large accelerator complex to be fully powered by renewable energy!
SESAME wins 2019 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy
Podcast Series: Remote X-ray Data Collection from European Synchrotrons
CORBEL’s 2nd Open Call for biomedical research projects
OPEN SESAME Fellow Shamila Imtiaz benefits from training at ALBA synchrotron
OPEN SESAME has submitted its 1st Periodic Report to the European Commission!
Scientists from The Cyprus Institute Become the First Official User Group to Use SESAME Light Source
SESAME session at ESOF 2018
Meet Greta Facile – OPEN SESAME’s 40th trainee visit
The XAFS/XRF beamline scientist at SESAME visiting INFN
Good vibrations: diary of an ESRF expert visiting SESAME
Report on the Ancient Materials Training School
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!
The 2nd call for fellowship applications is open!
Short report on the Life Science and IR Microspectroscopy thematic school
Radio Frequency technician from SESAME spends 4 weeks at SOLEIL
4 visitors from the OPEN SESAME project at the ESRF!
Ancient materials Training School - 14-18 May Nicosia, Cyprus
10th Visit completed: Koryun Manukyan from SESAME spent 4 weeks at SOLEIL
First announcement: training and networking programme for young research administrators and managers
Beamline scientist from SESAME visits the ESRF
First Exchange completed: Iranian Student at CERN
First call for fellowship applications - CLOSED
The SESAME Synchrotron inauguration - Invitation only
SESAME's infrared (IR) spectromicroscopy beamline is in service!
SESAME Beamline Scientist spends 4 weeks at SOLEIL
ALBA hosts 2 staff from EMRC on Safety issues
Open-SESAME and Instruct-ERIC workshop: “Remote X-ray Data Collection from European Synchrotrons at the Weizmann Institute of Science”
First light for pioneering SESAME light source
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: Life science and IR Micro-Spectroscopy thematic school, Submission Deadline: 15 December 2017!
Special Session dedicated to SESAME at World Science Forum 2017
OPEN SESAME brings valuable training to students from the Middle East
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.