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

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


Visit the LAAAMP web site:


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

Apply now for the next training session at the X-TechLab

Only 10 days left now to apply for the May 2020 training session, which will focus on single-crystal structure determination. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own samples. 

M. Zema nominated Chair of the LAAAMP Executive Committee Michele Zema (IUCr Executive Outreach Officer) succeeds Sekazi Mtingwa as Chair of the LAAAMP Executive Committee.
Arabic version of the LAAAMP brochure now available Thanks to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for providing the translation of the LAAAMP brochure into Arabic, its layouting and an initial print run of 500 copies. Download it for free here!
LAAAMP Brochures distributed at a Public Open House at the University of Maroua, Cameroun See the photos of the Public Open House event on 29 November 2019 at the University of Maroua, Cameroun where the LAAAMP brochures were distributed to visitors.
Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications Registrations are open for the School on Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications, ICTP, Trieste, 20 April - 1 May 2020
News archive on LAAAMP web site