Classy Award Finalist

Instrumental Access Recognized as Classy Award Finalist

Announcements, Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that our Instrumental Access program has been recognized as a finalist for the 2016 Classy Awards! Instrumental Access is our flagship program connecting university departments in low- and middle-income countries with high-quality surplus laboratory equipment provided by our donors. You can learn more about our newly-announced Instrumental Access 2016 universities here. The Classy Awards finalists comprise the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2016 and were selected for their excellence in social innovation and ability to solve a social problem. This year, Classy had 1,300 programs across all cause categories submit nominations. The application process …

Addgene plasmids

Seeding Labs & Addgene: Teaming Up to Catalyze Molecular Biology Research

Announcements, Blog

Can you imagine needing to fly to another continent to get a research tool? Many scientists in developing countries, limited by connections and funds, travel back and forth to their collaborators’ labs to obtain the equipment and reagents necessary to do cutting-edge research. Our flagship program Instrumental Access addresses one critical aspect of this problem–access to equipment–but it is only one barrier to scientific discovery that researchers around the world face. For molecular biologists, access to plasmids—DNA constructs holding genes and genetic elements that scientists can study and manipulate—is essential. Obtaining plasmids can be a significant challenge for scientists in …

Positively Instrumental 2016

Seeding Labs Event Honors Donors, Scientists from Developing Countries

Blog, Press Releases

On March 24, Seeding Labs, an organization that aims to equip all scientists with the tools, training, and connections they need to be on the cutting edge of global discovery, hosted “Positively Instrumental,” a celebration of the 16 exceptional university departments selected for its 2016 Instrumental Access program, as well as the Seeding Labs’ community of supporters. The event, which was held at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA, also honored five outstanding corporate donors whose contributions of equipment donations, funding, and volunteer time provided crucial support to Instrumental Access and Seeding Labs in 2015.

Positively Instrumental

Positively Instrumental: Celebrating Global Science Tonight!

Announcements, Blog

Tonight, we are excited to host “Positively Instrumental,” an event honoring our donors and awardees of the 2016 Instrumental Access program. The impressive university departments selected for the program will be announced during the event, and we  will also honor outstanding corporate donors that make our Instrumental Access program possible. Of the 67 applicants to Instrumental Access, Seeding Labs selected 16 exceptional university departments to receive donated lab equipment. The group represents the most talented global scientists in the developing world who will leverage donated equipment for positive impact in their regions and beyond.

Socializing for Science

Announcements, Blog

There’s nothing better than getting out of the lab and enjoying a few drinks with friends – especially when you know that you’re making a difference while having fun. The Rutgers NeuroConnections Club and Seeding Labs chapter mingle The Rutgers NeuroConnections Club and Seeding Labs chapter mingle The Rutgers University Seeding Labs chapter is passionate about global science. For several years, they’ve been supporting Seeding Labs’ mission through raising awareness, holding fundraisers, and collecting equipment. They’ve experimented with different activities and have hit on one intersection of interests for graduate students: socializing and global science!

Dr. Boyom's Lab

Université de Yaoundé I: Department of Biochemistry

Blog, Scientist Success Stories

At the Université de Yaoundé I, Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access program has made a lasting impact on: Each year, more than 800 undergraduate students in biochemistry courses get hands-on experience using equipment from Seeding Labs Three university departments used instruments from Seeding Labs to outfit 5 research labs and 2 teaching labs Dr. Boyom has won two international grants totaling $170,000 in new research funding since receiving equipment from Seeding Labs Students in the Antimicrobial Agents Research Unit at the Université de Yaoundé I retrieve petri dishes from a refrigerator that was provided by Seeding Labs. Dr. Boyom’s students analyze samples …