Achievements of GCRF START

Jun 07. till Jun 07.

Achievements of GCRF START

We are very happy to announce that this webinar will be chaired by one of our grant Co-Investigators, Professor Sir Richard Catlow, the Foreign Secretary at The Royal Society and an eminent scientist.

This grant has ensured that over 80 researchers have collaborated across continents and resulted in over 45 publications linked to the UN sustainable development goals.

During our meeting we will share with you some of our achievements, early career impacts and the importance of Diamond's collaboration.

07/06/20212021-06-07 - 07/06/20212021-06-07
Online via Zoom
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GCRF START is a grant-funded project, which aims to develop close interactions between researchers in the UK and those across Africa, through collaborative work and networking events.  

START has hosted numerous workshops focused on specific topics spanning from data analysis, science based meetings, remote operation of the beamlines at Diamond and events to build the network.  START members have also presented work at international conferences including the African Materials Science Research Society meetings in Botswana (2017) and Tanzania (2019), the Pan African Conference on Crystallography and the Second African Light Source Conference in Ghana (2019). 

We aim to support events that open up the opportunities available at synchrotron facilities to researchers across Africa, in the fields of energy materials and structural biology research.

If you would like more information about GCRF START please visit our website, where you will also find some interesting information about our research and the collaboration team.


11:00 – Welcome by Professor Sir Richard Catlow

11:10 – Energy Materials Achievements

11:50 – Structural Biology Achievements

12:40 – Overview from the funders

12:55 – Principal Investigator Overview

13:15 – Closing remarks by Professor Sir Richard Catlow


Please make sure to register for this online event by 11:00 am (BST) on Monday 7th June 2021, via the button below:


You will then be emailed all final details, including the Zoom link to join the event.

If you have any queries about this webinar, please contact

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