News Archive: 2017
Reducing Equipment Waste and Supporting Labs in Need
LabRoots – December 14, 2017
Science requires equipment and produces waste. Some scientists with adequate funding are not reusing and recycling tools as much as they could, while labs in the developing world are struggling to maintain adequate supplies. Dr. Nina Dudnik founded Seeding Labs to address this pervasive inefficiency.
Connecting the World of Science, One Equipment Donation at a Time
Laboratory Equipment Magazine – November 2017
Seeding Labs provides something other labs may take for granted: functional, up-to-date laboratory equipment. It seems simple, but for the labs receiving the tools—and Seeding Labs, the nonprofit that provides them—it’s not simple. It’s vital.
Equipping the World's Scientists with the Tools, Training, and Connections to be on the Cutting Edge of Global Discovery
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation – September 25, 2017
Through Lex Mundi, Seeding Labs has had a decade-long partnership with Foley Hoag LLP. Through two different teams at Foley Hoag, Seeding Labs has received crucial assistance with employment law, international visa issues, and with contracts that have helped secure millions of dollars in funding and in-kind support from global corporations.
In the Wake of Hurricanes, Trash is Not Actually Treasure
HuffPost – September 19, 2017
When it comes to donating material goods, the phrase “trash to treasure” holds well-meaning intent. It also implies that anything we donate is useful. That is not the case, writes our CEO Nina Dudnik. Here are her 3 rules for productive donations.
Conversations about Diversity Aren't Working
Scientific American – August 18, 2017
In an editorial, Seeding Labs' founder and CEO Nina Dudnik argues that providing mutual support and peer mentorship are valuable and important for women and people of color in the sciences and technology, but they are simply not enough. These groups must start advocating for policy change within their institutions.
Addgene-Seeding Labs Plasmid Grant: Accelerating Science Globally - 5 Scientists, 4 Countries & 3 Continents!
July 18, 2017
Meet the 5 scientists who were awarded the Addgene-Seeding Labs Plasmid grant this year. These scientists work on projects spanning from the identification of plant compounds and insecticidal proteins, to the development of renewable biotechnology products and biosensors for herbicides, as well as developing yeast as source for dietary supplements.
Cutting-Edge Medical Research for the Tropics, by the Tropics
Forbes - June 28, 2017
It's pretty hard to be a research scientist without a lab... and that's where Seeding Labs comes in. Learn how Dr. Robert Paulino Ramirez of UNIBE in the Dominican Republic launched the Institute for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and furnished it with Instrumental Access equipment. He's now got Zika, chikungunya, and dengue in his sights!
Stop Bemoaning Africa's Lack of Scientists - Start Funding Them
World Economic Forum blog - June 12, 2017
Focusing the conversation around the lack of scientists in Africa dismisses the thousands of talented researchers who are working against tall odds to pursue scientific careers on the continent, writes our CEO. Rather than implying a void, we should focus on a talent pool ready for investment.
The Tough Job Facing Tedros, WHO’s First African Head
SciDevNet – June 2, 2017
Our CEO weighs in on the opportunity for Dr. Tedros, the WHO's first Director General from Africa, to advocate for the importance of scientific infrastructure in developing countries.
UKZN Selected for Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access Programme
UKZN News - May 9, 2017
The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa is one of 15 global institutions awarded equipment to advance scientific research and teaching through the Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access programme.
Equipping the Next Generation of Scientists and Medical Workers in Ghana
USAID FrontLines Magazine - May 8, 2017
Garden City University College students lacked critical lab equipment in a country where health care workers are desperately needed, so the social enterprise Seeding Labs provided a solution.
Planting the Seeds for Zika Research in the Dominican Republic
Thermo Fisher Scientific- May 2, 2017
Through donations from corporations like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access program equips scientists in developing nations. Researchers at the newly opened IMTSAG in the Dominican Republic are using this equipment to accelerate infectious disease research and improve public health.
Nina Dudnik on Seeding Labs, Lipman Prize Honoree
Wharton Business Radio - April 27, 2017
Dr. Nina Dudnik, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seeding Labs and Lipman Family Prize Honoree, discusses her dedication to unleashing the full potential of scientists worldwide via providing resources to help fighting global diseases, feeding our growing population, and protecting our planet on Leadership in Action.
Why Scientists Should All Be Diplomats
TIME - April 22, 2017
What's next after the March for Science? Our CEO Nina Dudnik writes that we should not squander our nationwide excitement for science. Instead, let's harness it.
Here's What You Need to Know About the March for Science in Boston
BostInno- April 21, 2017
Seeding Labs' founder and CEO weighs in on why Seeding Labs will march in Boston's satellite version of the March for Science, the national rally meant to be a call for politicians to implement science-based policies, as well as a public celebration of science.
15 Outstanding Research Institutions Selected for Instrumental Access 2017 Program
Lab Manager Magazine - March 24, 2017
Seeding Labs' Positively Instrumental: Celebrating the Power of Global Science annual event gives thanks to the nonprofit’s various partners and is also the launching pad for the year’s Instrumental Access program awardees.
"Positively Instrumental” Event Honors Donors, Instrumental Access 2017 Awardees
March 23, 2017
At our annual Positively Instrumental event, we celebrated our 2017 Instrumental Access awardees and recognized Harvard University, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Merck as outstanding donors.
Seeding Labs Honored as Finalist for Lipman Family Prize
March 8, 2017
We are thrilled to announce our selection as a finalist for the 2017 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
People on the Move: Joanne Kamens
Boston Business Journal - January 20, 2017
Meet Seeding Labs' newest board member, Joanne Kamens.