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

3rd call for applications now open The thrd 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.
Former LAAAMP awardees are the first SESAME users Big congratulations to Dr Kirsi Lorentz and her team from The Cyprus Institute on becoming the first users at SESAME. Kirsi and her student Grigoria Ioannou have been recipients of LAAAMP FAST grants in 2017 and 2018. 
LAAAMP at the 21st CAS Conference LAAAMP will be featured in the programme of the 21st General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Academy of Science
LAAAMP at ECM31 The contribution submitted by LAAAMP to the next European Crystallography Meeting has been accepted for oral presentation!
LAAAMP and JSR LAAAMP is now partnering with the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. LAAAMP information pages will appear in all issues until the end of 2019. Vouchers for open-access articles will be available for FAST teams.