P is for Pacific
LAAAMP announces expansion of activities to the Pacific Islands. The Regional Committee is currently being constructed and a Call for Fast Team Applications from the Pacific will be issued soon.
Posted 29 Aug 2020
LAAAMP brochure now available in Portuguese
The LAAAMP brochure is now available for free download in five different languages. Thanks to IAEA for providing the Portuguese translation.
Posted 31 Jul 2020
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
Posted 24 Apr 2020
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
Posted 21 Apr 2020
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.
Posted 08 Apr 2020
LAAAMP in the ISC news
Excellent article featuring LAAAMP aims and achievements by Signi Livingstone-Peters. Read it here
Posted 08 Apr 2020
Apply now for the next training session at the X-TechLab
Only 10 days left now to apply for the May 2020 training session, which will focus on single-crystal structure determination. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own samples.
Posted 03 Mar 2020
LAAAMP featured in the ALS news
M. Zema nominated Chair of the LAAAMP Executive Committee
Michele Zema (IUCr Executive Outreach Officer) succeeds Sekazi Mtingwa as Chair of the LAAAMP Executive Committee
Posted 22 Jan 2020
Arabic version of the LAAAMP brochure now available
Thanks to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for providing the translation of the LAAAMP brochure into Arabic, its layouting and an initial print run of 500 copies. Download it for free here!
Posted 16 Dec 2019
LAAAMP Brochures distributed at a Public Open House at the University of Maroua, Cameroun
See the photos of the Public Open House event on 29 November 2019 at the University of Maroua, Cameroun where the LAAAMP brochures were distributed to visitors.
Posted 12 Dec 2019
Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications
Registrations are open for the School on Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications, ICTP, Trieste, 20 April - 1 May 2020
Posted 14 Nov 2019
FAST grants: new call for 2020 now open
The fourth Call for Applications
by LAAAMP for Faculty-Student Teams to spend 2 months during Calendar Year 2020 at participating AdLSs is now open.
DEADLINE: 15 December 2019.
Posted 04 Nov 2019
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”.
Posted 17 Jul 2019
X-TechLab at ORTB
Thierry d'Almeida presents the X-TechLab platform at ORTB (Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin)
Posted 24 Jun 2019
LAAAMP Colloquium at the CIFiesta
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.
Posted 10 Apr 2019
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.
Posted 09 Apr 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.
Posted 09 Apr 2019
Canadian Light Source Summer School on Macromolecular Crystallography
FAST Team students are invited to apply for this 5-day intensive school on macromolecular crystallography at the Canadian Light Source. DEADLINE: 14 April 2019
Posted 03 Apr 2019
Revised 2nd edition of the LAAAMP brochure now available
An improved version of the 2nd edition of the LAAAMP brochure is now available for download
in English, French and Spanish.
Posted 25 Mar 2019
LAAAMP Enters Year Three
The March 2019 issue of the IUPAP Newsletter
features an article by the LAAAMP EC reporting about the major outcomes of the project so far and the planned activities for 2019 and beyond.
Posted 04 Mar 2019
Towards an African Crystallographic Association
The AfCA is aimed at bringing together scientists from all over Africa, implementing educational and research activities and opening new facilities, with particular focus on crystallography and all related disciplines.
Posted 12 Feb 2019
LAAAMP at IYPT2019 Opening Ceremony
LAAAMP hits the stage at UNESCO at the IYPT2019 opening ceremony as an example of international collaboration.
Posted 06 Feb 2019
Ghana to champion African Light Source
Ghana will champion the AfLS to make it an official project of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Posted 06 Feb 2019
The future is crystalline for Benin
FAST grants: Deadline extended
The deadline for applications from Africa and the Caribbean regions has been extended until 15 February 2019. Apply here
Posted 17 Dec 2018
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.
Posted 27 Sep 2018
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.
Posted 12 Sep 2018
Joint PCCr2/AfLS2 Conference supported by LAAAMP
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.
: 15 November 2018
Posted 18 Aug 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.
Posted 10 Aug 2018
LAAAMP brochure now available in English, Spanish and French
the LAAAMP brochure for free!
Posted 19 Jul 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
Posted 12 Jul 2018
LAAAMP at ECM31
The contribution submitted by LAAAMP to the next European Crystallography Meeting has been accepted for oral presentation!
Posted 24 May 2018
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.
Posted 23 May 2018
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.
Posted 21 May 2018
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
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.
Posted 16 May 2018
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.
Posted 10 Apr 2018
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.
Posted 10 Apr 2018
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
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!
Posted 08 Mar 2018
From LAAMP to LAAAMP
Expansion of the project to Southeast Asia has been approved by ICSU. The project will soon be renamed LAAAMP
Posted 07 Feb 2018
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
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.
Posted 06 Feb 2018
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
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
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
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.
Posted 27 Sep 2017
Fill in the LAAAMP survey
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
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.
: 15 November 2017
Posted 15 Sep 2017
LAAMP at IUCr2017
A LAAMP kick-off event has been successfully hosted by the 24th Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr in Hyderabad.
Posted 14 Sep 2017
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.
Posted 26 Jun 2017
Lighting the LAAMP
The IUCr Newsletter features a full article on LAAMP
. The project is also mentioned by the IUCr President in his editorial.
Posted 26 Jun 2017
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.
Posted 26 May 2017
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
Posted 31 Mar 2017
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
ightsources for A
frica, the A
mericas and the M
iddle East P
roject) 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.
Posted 30 Mar 2017
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.
Posted 30 Mar 2017