Updated on 19 March 2013
The Asia Pacific region uses this facility for academic research free of charge. The research proposals are evaluated on merit and based on the scores assigned deserving ones move ahead via the grant route. For commercial projects, the facility is available to the industry at a cost.
Dr Santosh Panjikar, a scientist from the Macromolecular Crystallography team at the Australian Synchrotron is working on engaging with the scientific community in India and will be travelling to key institutions and also meeting industry groups in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad in India from March 11 onwards.
While India had commissioned its first synchrotron Indus way back in 1999 at the Raja Ramanna Center of Advanced Technology at Indore in Madhya Pradesh the 12th five year plan (2012-17) currently running in the country includes setting up of a third generation Synchrotron in West Bengal, a state in East India. It is slated to be in league with the ones in the US, Germany, Japan, France or the one in Australia that brought some light speed to the new flu drug.