Knowledge sharing for scientific communities 

The START partnership between African researchers and the technology and expertise available at Diamond Light Source will build the capacity and knowledge base in Africa of the research techniques available at a world-leading synchrotron. This will enable African researchers to expand their local expertise by training and developing synchrotron users and their research outputs for the benefit of their academic knowledge and wider societal impacts. START seeks to develop African scientific leadership and develop new knowledge communities between existing scientists and those at the start of their scientific careers.Key collaborators for the START project include:

Energy Materials

NameFacilityRoleOrchid ID
Professor Chris NicklinDiamond Light SourcePrincipal Investigator
Dr Sofia Diaz-MorenoDiamond Light SourceCo-Investigator
Professor Teketel Yohannes AnsheboAddis Ababa Science & Technology University Co-Investigator 
Professor  Ghada Bassioni  Ain Shams UniversityCo-Investigator
Professor Sir Richard CatlowCardiff UniversityCo-Investigator
Professor Moritz RiedeUniversity of OxfordCo-Investigator
Professor Benedict Molibeli Taele  National University of LesothoCo-Investigator
Professor Michael ClaeysUniversity of Cape TownCo-Investigator
Professor Phuti NgoepeUniversity of LimpopoCo-Investigator
Professor David George LidzeyUniversity of SheffieldCo-Investigator
Dr Peter WellsUniversity of SouthamptonCo-Investigator
Professor Dave BillingUniversity of WitwatersrandCo-Investigator

Structural Biology

NameFacilityRoleOrchid ID
Dr Gwyndaf EvansDiamond Light SourceCo-Investigator
Professor Lynn Morris National Institute of Communicable Diseases
Professor Penny MooreNational Institute of Communicable Diseases
Professor Alberdina Aike van Dijk North West UniversityCo-Investigator 
Professor Erick StraussStellenbosch UniversityCo-Investigator
Professor Bryan Trevor SewellUniversity of Cape TownCo-Investigator
Professor Edward SturrockUniversity of Cape TownCo-Investigator
Dr Jeremy WoodwardUniversity of Cape TownCo-Investigator
Professor Wolf-Dieter SchubertUniversity of PretoriaCo-Investigator
Dr Diederik Opperman  University of the Free State Co-Investigator
Professor Yasien SayedUniversity of WitwatersrandCo-Investigator
Dr David HallDiamond Light SourceCo-Investigator
Professor Frank von DelftDiamond Light SourceCo-Investigator