Instrumental Access 2017

Meet our 15 newest Instrumental Access awardees!

15 Awardees Selected for Instrumental Access 2017

These outstanding institutions will receive donated lab equipment through Instrumental Access, Seeding Labs' flagship program. Each is home to talented researchers who will use the equipment to investigate new avenues of scientific inquiry and expand hands-on opportunities for students.

Our 2017 awardees are located in 13 countries, including 5 new countries to Seeding Labs, and their research interests are diverse: drug discovery, clean energy, infectious disease, diabetes, aging, agriculture, and more.

Latin America & the Caribbean

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Department of Chemical Engineering Mérida, Mexico

Equipment is needed to support practical teaching for the chemical engineering department's large student population, as well as the faculty's biotechnology research.

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Universidad Pontificía Bolivariana

Department of Nanotechnology Engineering Medellín, Colombia

Equipment will help UPB establish a dedicated lab for energy storage research, in part to help bring power to 50% of Colombia currently off the nation's electrical power grid.

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University of the West Indies

Natural Products Institute Kingston, Jamaica

The Natural Products Institute needs equipment to support and expand research and training focused on mosquito vector control.

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West Africa

Redeemer's University

Department of Biological Sciences Ede, Nigeria

Equipment will help meet the Department of Biological Sciences' goal of creating a critical mass of well-trained African scientists with expertise in microbiology and genomics.

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Université de Dschang

Department of Biochemistry Dschang, Cameroon

With growing student enrollment, the Department of Biochemistry needs equipment for practical teaching as well as faculty and graduate student research.

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University of Lagos

Department of Cell Biology & Genetics Lagos, Nigeria

With very large student numbers, the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics needs equipment to support practical teaching of basic biology as well as faculty and graduate student research.

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East & Southern Africa

Dar es Salaam University College of Education

Department of Chemistry Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Established by the Tanzanian government to address an acute teacher shortage, DUCE needs equipment to train both scientists and science teachers.

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Moi University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Eldoret, Kenya

The department needs equipment to support hands-on practical teaching in biochemistry for an increasing undergraduate population.

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Moi University

Department of Medical Biochemistry Eldoret, Kenya

The department needs equipment to improve practical teaching in biochemistry for the entire College of Health Sciences.

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University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Chemical Engineering Durban, South Africa

Equipment is needed to furnish a laboratory for a new research group focused on improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the local sugar-refining industry.

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University of Zimbabwe

Department of Biochemistry Harare, Zimbabwe

With student enrollment on the rise, the Biochemistry department needs equipment to support practical teaching.

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Europe & Asia

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Department of Microbiology and Biotech Centre Vadodara, India

Equipment is needed to establish a new research lab for drug discovery and molecular medicine that will be used for graduate student teaching and shared by the entire department.

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National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

Institute of Molecular Biology Yerevan, Armenia

IMB needs equipment to establish a core facility for cellular biology and immunology that will be used for training and research.

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Nong Lam University

Department of Biotechnology Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

NLU needs equipment to support practical teaching as well as research on topics related to clean energy production, wastewater treatment, improving agriculture, and controlling carbon emissions.

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Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Equipment is needed to support both student and faculty research, as well as practical teaching in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology

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About Instrumental Access

Instrumental Access empowers scientists in developing countries. It gives them the resources they need to pursue life-changing research and teach the next generation.

To begin, we identify a pipeline of scientific talent. Then we rigorously screen universities and select those with the most potential to advance education and research through Instrumental Access.