Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia and Middle East Project (LAAAMP)

An IUPAP-IUCr project approved and funded under the 2016-2019 ICSU Grants Programme 


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Through this project, entitled in full Utilisation of Light Source and Crystallographic Sciences to Facilitate the Enhancement of Knowledge and Improve the Economic and Social Conditions in Targeted Regions of the World, ICSU will partner with IUPAP and IUCr to enhance Advanced Light Sources (AdLS) and crystallographic sciences in Africa, the Middle East, SE Asia, Mexico and Caribbean.

By enhancing AdLS and crystallographic sciences, the regions' peoples will benefit from the research that will tackle such devastating viruses as Zika, Ebola and HIV. Moreover, considerable progress will be achieved towards sustainable sources of clean energy. Finally, the regions contain important archeological and paleontological treasures to be explored by the beams from AdLSs. Thus, a major outcome of this project will be a buy-in by governmental officials that AdLSs and crystallography will bring major advances in their countries' socio-economic development.

Latest news

LAAAMP Colloquium at the CIFiesta Dr J. Hester (ANSTO, Australia) will deliver a Colloquium Presentation on "Planning diffraction experiments at large-scale facilities" at the Crystallographic Information Fiesta, Naples (Italy), 29 Aug - 3 Sept 2019.
Plans for Mexican synchrotron take shape
The State of Hidalgo has announced plans to invest 25 million USD as a seed contribution to develop a plan for a synchrotron light source in Mexico. The Mexican synchrotron facility will be completed by 2030.
Awardees of the 3rd LAAAMP call announced FAculty-STudent (FAST) teams awardees of the 3rd LAAAMP call announced. Five continuing teams plus ten new teams will spend two months at one of the partner AdLSs during Calendar Year 2019.
A New Beamline for Tomography at SESAME A workshop on the various application domains of high-resolution synchrotron radiation (SR) tomography will be held at the Cyprus Institute on 27-28 June 2019. Registration deadline: 26 May 2019. There are no registration fees.
Canadian Light Source Summer School on Macromolecular Crystallography FAST Team students are invited to apply for this 5-day intensive school on macromolecular crystallography at the Canadian Light Source. DEADLINE: 14 April 2019
Revised 2nd edition of the LAAAMP brochure now available An improved version of the 2nd edition of the LAAAMP brochure is now available for download in English, French and Spanish.
News archive on LAAAMP web site