Raising the profile of crystallography in the modern world

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: http://laaamp.iucr.org


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 Strategic Plans available now
Task 1 of the LAAAMP project was to develop a Strategic Plan for each region to grow and enhance its AdLS and crystallography user communities. Strategic Plans are now available here.
LAAAMP and the African Light Source Foundation signs a collaborative agreement [...] The partners agree to enter into a collaborative agreement whereby the LAAAMP will lead in capacity building for the African Light Source project […]
New issue of the AfLS Newsletter just released What is the response of light sources around the world in opening their facilities to fight the COVID-19? This and much more, including an article on LAAAMP, in the new issue of AfLS Newsletter.
The LAAAMP Executive Committee welcomes two new members Congratulations to Özgül Öztürk and Marielle Y. Agbahoungbata on being nominated members of the LAAAMP Executive Committee
LAAAMP supports AdLS projects related to COVID-19

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) and the Advanced Photon Source (APS) are accepting samples via mail-in access for studies related to COVID-19. LAAAMP is covering postal charges through the SPARC initiative.

LAAAMP in the ISC news Excellent article featuring LAAAMP aims and achievements by Signi Livingstone-Peters. Read it here.
News archive on LAAAMP web site