LAAAMP News

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LAAAMP brochure now available in English, Spanish and French

Download the LAAAMP brochure for free! 


Posted 19 Jul 2018

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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

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Posted 12 Jul 2018

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LAAAMP at ECM31

The contribution submitted by LAAAMP to the next European Crystallography Meeting has been accepted for oral presentation!

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Posted 24 May 2018

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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.

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Posted 23 May 2018

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LAAAMP at CiLAC 2018

LAAAMP will be present at the next Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CiLAC 2018) with a dialogue session on Implementing Advanced Light Source facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean for sustainable socio-economic development.

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Posted 21 May 2018

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New edition of the LAAAMP brochure now available

Version 2 of the LAAAMP brochure (English edition) is now available for download. French and Spanish versions coming soon!


Posted 17 May 2018

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Today is the 1st International Day of Light

LAAAMP is present at the 1st edition of the International Day of Light, which is celebrated today, 16 May 2018 at UNESCO, Paris.

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Posted 16 May 2018

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Supplement to 2nd call for FAST teams from SE Asia open

FAculty-STudent (FAST) teams from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for a LAAAMP grant to spend 2 months during Calendar Year 2018 at participating AdLSs. DEADLINE: 1 June 2018.

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Posted 10 Apr 2018

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Synchrotron light sources in developing countries

In their article published on Modern Physics Letters A, Sekazi K. Mtingwa and Herman Winick discuss the role that synchrotron light sources could play in improving the socioeconomic conditions in developing countries.


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Posted 10 Apr 2018

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LAAMP on the Move

The IUPAP Newsletter, March 2018 issue, features an article entitled "LAAMP on the Move" by S. Mtingwa, S. Scandolo and M. Zema. Read it here.


Posted 23 Mar 2018

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New acronym, new logo, new URL

Expansion of the project to Asia and its renaming into LAAAMP is effective as of 7 March 2018. See the new logo and bookmark the new URL!

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Posted 08 Mar 2018

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From LAAMP to LAAAMP

Expansion of the project to Southeast Asia has been approved by ICSU. The project will soon be renamed LAAAMP.

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Posted 07 Feb 2018

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Video of the LAAMP session at the WSF2017 now available

Have you missed the LAAMP session at the WSF2017? or were you there and want to listen again to some of the presentations? The full video of the event is now available here.


Posted 06 Feb 2018

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Awardees of the 2nd LAAMP call announced

FAculty-STudent (FAST) teams awardees of the 2nd LAAMP call announced. Six continuing teams plus ten new teams will spend two months at one of the partner AdLSs during Calendar Year 2018.

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Posted 06 Feb 2018

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LAAMP brochure available for download

Version 1 of the LAAMP brochure entitled “Advanced Light Sources and Crystallography: Tools of Discovery and Innovation”, edited by Ernie Malamud, is now available for download here.


Posted 12 Jan 2018

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S. Mtingwa new Chair of the LAAMP Executive Committee

Sekazi Mtingwa succeeds Sandro Scandolo as Chair of the C13 "Physics for Development" Commission of the IUPAP and, as such, has been nominated new Chair of the LAAMP Executive Committee. Congratulations, Sekazi!


Posted 11 Jan 2018

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LAAMP on ESRF News

ESRF News, issue November 2017, features an article on "ESRF trains synchrotron scientists from Africa, the Americas and the Middle East". 


Posted 01 Dec 2017

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Cooperative brightness

Andrea Lausi (Elettra Synchrotron Trieste, Italy and lightsources.org) will talk about LAAMP during his plenary lecture entitled "Cooperative brightness" at the 7a Reunión de Usuarios de Luz Sincrotrón, which will be help in León, Guanajuato, Mexico on 3 to 6 October 2017.


Posted 04 Oct 2017

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LAAMP at the World Science Forum

A thematic session sponsored by LAAMP and entitled "Light Sources and Crystallographic Sciences for Sustainable Development" has been approved to be part of the programme of the next World Science Forum.

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Posted 27 Sep 2017

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Fill in the LAAAMP survey

URGENT!! Please take a few minutes to fill in the LAAAMP survey and help develop a database of AdLS and crystallography users and facilities used in the targeted regions of the project. Thanks!


Posted 22 Sep 2017

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2nd call for applications now open

The second Call for Applications by LAAMP for Faculty-Student Teams to spend 2 months during Calendar Year 2018 at participating AdLSs is now open.
DEADLINE: 15 November 2017.

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Posted 15 Sep 2017

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LAAMP at IUCr2017

A LAAMP kick-off event has been successfully hosted by the 24th Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr in Hyderabad.

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Posted 14 Sep 2017

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Awardees announced

Faculty-student teams awardees of the 1st LAAMP call announced. Eight teams will spend two months at one of the partner AdLSs in the period June-Dec 2017.

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Posted 26 Jun 2017

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Lighting the LAAMP

The IUCr Newsletter features a full article on LAAMP. The project is also mentioned by the IUCr President in his editorial.

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Posted 26 Jun 2017

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SESAME and beyond

Read the Editorial "SESAME and beyond" on Science magazine by Sekazi K. Mtingwa (member of the LAAMP EC) and Herman Winick.

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Posted 29 May 2017

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OPEN SESAME training fellowships

9 Fellowships reserved to nationals of SESAME Members to spend a period of 4 to 12 weeks at OPEN SESAME European Facilities.

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Posted 26 May 2017

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Call for applications

Call for applications for Faculty-Student Teams to spend 2 months during June - December 2017 at participating AdLSs now open. DEADLINE: 21 April 2017.

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Posted 31 Mar 2017

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LAAMP Committees nominated

The first meeting of the main proposers and coordinators of the IUPAP-IUCr project was held on 14 February 2017 via teleconference. The acronym LAAMP (Lightsources for Africa, the Americas and the Middle East Project) was chosen to refer to the whole initiative. The LAAMP Executive Committee has been nominated and is formed by: Sandro Scandolo (Chair), Michele Zema and Sekazi Mtingwa.

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Posted 30 Mar 2017

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ICSU announces the awardees of ICSU Grants Programme 2016-2019

We are delighted to report that the IUPAP-IUCr project “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” has been approved and funded under the 2016-2019 ICSU Grants Programme.

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Posted 30 Mar 2017