Nina Dudnik

Seeding Labs Founder & CEO Named “Innovation All-Star”

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Last night, we were honored that the Boston Business Journal recognized Seeding Labs’ founder & CEO Nina Dudnik with an “Innovation All-Star” award! Nina was honored for “catalyzing the innovation economy in the world’s developing countries because talent is everywhere, but resources are not.” Thank you to the Boston Business Journal and congratulations to the fellow honorees!

December 2016 Grants & Resources

Grants & Opportunities Roundup: December 2016

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Every month our Global Partnerships Manager Melissa Wu collects opportunities that scientists and students in developing countries can take advantage of. Here’s our monthly roundup of the latest calls and resources for December 2016. We’d love to know if something that we shared here aids you in your career–send us an email if so! We’re also happy to receive your grants and opportunities submissions for consideration in the next monthly installment. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive these directly in your mailbox! Deadline: 1 March 2017 The Elsevier Foundation – TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program …

Joanne Kamens, Addgene

Meet our Newest Board Member: Joanne Kamens

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We are thrilled to announce the newest member of Seeding Labs’ Board of Directors: Joanne Kamens, PhD, executive director of Addgene. Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository dedicated to helping scientists around the world share useful research reagents and data and has partnered with Seeding Labs to advance molecular biology research among our Instrumental Access scientists. Before taking the helm at Addgene, Dr. Kamens’ career spanned research positions in both academic and pharma settings. A passionate mentor, she has been raising awareness of women scientists since 1998, when she realized that an entire week had gone by at work and …

Seeding Labs Scientists

With Thanks & Gratitude

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This is always the time of year when we stop to reflect and to express our gratitude to the people who form our community. From our US-based supporters to our network of scientists around the world (just a few of whom are pictured above), thank you! As we navigate the coming months together, Seeding Labs remains committed to our shared belief in the power of science to bring people together, to transcend differences, and to make discoveries that improve all of our lives. Your support has made amazing progress possible! At six Instrumental Access universities reporting this year:

November 2016 Grants & Opportunities

Grants & Opportunities Roundup: November 2016

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Every month our Global Partnerships Manager Melissa Wu collects opportunities that scientists and students in developing countries can take advantage of. Here’s our monthly roundup of the latest calls and resources for November 2016. We’d love to know if something that we shared here aids you in your career–send us an email if so! We’re also happy to receive your grants and opportunities submissions for consideration in the next monthly installment. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive these directly in your mailbox! Deadline: 30 November 2016 IUIS-FAIS Immuno-Ethiopia 2017 is holding a workshop, “New Developments …

Discover. Publish. Repeat.

A New Partnership to Help Research Break Through

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The Seeding Labs network of scientists spans 4 continents and includes 26 countries. In those settings, science happens in a kaleidoscope of languages. The highest-impact scientific journals, on the other hand, are published in English, presenting a steep hurdle for international researchers to overcome when preparing research manuscripts. Publishing is not an optional endeavor in science. You may have heard the phrase “publish or perish,” which signals the perception that sharing research findings in peer-reviewed journals is critical to a scientist’s survival in academia. Indeed, publishing establishes expertise, is essential to forging new collaborations, and helps attract research funding.

Kenyatta University

Where Would You Spend $3 Billion?

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If you had $3 billion dollars to change the world, how would you spend it? A few weeks ago, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced they were investing $3 billion towards curing all diseases within a century. What struck me most about this announcement was that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s first funding will go towards a Biohub bringing together researchers from the greater Bay Area. Really? These are already among the most well-funded and well-connected scientists in the world. I just had to speak up. In an editorial I wrote for Scientific American, I argue that if Chan and Zuckerberg …

Student unpacking at the University of Namibia

Equipping Namibia’s First Pharmacy School

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Thanks to your support, scientists at the University of Namibia (UNAM) School of Pharmacy have equipment to train the country’s first Pharmacy Technician students! With their Instrumental Access equipment, researchers at the School of Pharmacy will also accelerate drug discovery work to combat the global rise of drug-resistant infections. An Instrumental Access shipment containing 148 pieces of lab equipment arrived at the UNAM School of Pharmacy in Windhoek, Namibia. In addition to being the newest pharmacy school on the African continent and the first School of Pharmacy in the country, UNAM is Seeding Labs’ first Instrumental Access partner in Namibia! Students unpack a microcentrifuge in the …

October 2016 Grants & Opportunities

Grants & Opportunities Roundup: October 2016

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Every month our Global Partnerships Manager Melissa Wu collects opportunities that scientists and students in developing countries can take advantage of. Here’s our monthly roundup of the latest calls and resources for October 2016. We’d love to know if something that we shared here aids you in your career–send us an email if so! We’re also happy to receive your grants and opportunities submissions for consideration in the next monthly installment. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive these directly in your mailbox! Deadline: 9 November 2016 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding …

New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award

Seeding Labs’ Founder & CEO Honored with Humanitarian Duty Award

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Nina Dudnik, Seeding Labs’ founder and CEO, is among 15 scientists honored by New England Biolabs (NEB) with a Passion in Science award. Nina is the recipient of a Humanitarian Duty Award in recognition of her work “breaking down socio-economic borders within the scientific workforce by providing high-quality lab equipment to scientists in developing countries.” The NEB Passion in Science awards acknowledge scientists for inspirational and innovative work that transcends the boundaries of pure science and has profound impact on other fields, including the arts, humanitarian service, environmental stewardship, and science mentorship.