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

The future is crystalline for Benin In this article on IUCr Newsletter (2018), Vol. 26, No. 2, Dr Thierry D'Almeida describe the XTech-SD project at Sèmè City.
FAST grants: Deadline extended The deadline for applications from Africa and the Caribbean regions has been extended until 15 February 2019. Apply here.
President of Benin and His Cabinet host LAAAMP Dr Thierry D’Almeida has presented the LAAAMP project and new initiatives to the President of Benin and His Cabinet.
LAAAMP at the Mexican conference on crystallography, microscopy and synchrotron LAAAMP will be featured in the programme of the joint conference of IX Mexican National Congress of Crystallography, XII Mexican National Congress of Microscopy and VIII National Meeting for Synchrotron Users in Mexico.
3rd call for applications now open The third Call for Applications by LAAAMP for Faculty-Student Teams to spend 2 months during Calendar Year 2019 at participating AdLSs is now open.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2018.
News archive on LAAAMP web site