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 at the WSF2019 It's official! LAAAMP will be featured at the next World Science Forum 2019 hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences under the main theme “Science, Ethics and Responsibility”.
X-TechLab at ORTB Thierry d'Almeida presents the X-TechLab platform at ORTB (Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin)
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.