Instrumental Access 2018

10 countries. 14 awardees. Unlimited potential.

Instrumental Access 2018

Seeding Labs has selected 14 exceptional university departments to receive donated lab equipment through our Instrumental Access program in 2018.

Located in 10 countries, the research interests of the 2018 awardees are broad. They include agriculture, climate change, water quality, drug discovery, infectious disease, cancer, forensic sciences, and more... 

In the awarded departments alone, Instrumental Access equipment is expected to impact the lives of nearly 15,000 undergraduate students, 1,200 graduate students, and 300 faculty members—and likely many others from across these outstanding universities.

Learn more about our 2018 awardees below!

Universities in Asia & South America

Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre

Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology Belgaum, India

MMDC needs equipment to expand and upgrade its oral health research center, the only facility of its kind in India

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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

School of Engineering, Program in Biomedical Engineering Lima, Peru

UPCH needs equipment to expand and adapt existing engineering laboratory capabilities to support Peru’s first training program in biomedical engineering

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Universities in East Africa

Mount Kenya University

School of Pure and Applied Sciences Thika, Kenya

With a growing student population that now includes government-sponsored students, MKU needs equipment to support teaching and research

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Sokoine University of Agriculture

Department of Biosciences Morogogo, Tanzania

SUA needs equipment to help address Tanzania’s shortage of trained secondary school science teachers

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United States International University-Africa

School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Nairobi, Kenya

USIU-A will use its equipment to furnish a pharmaceutics lab where pharmacy students can gain hands-on experience

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Universities in Southern Africa

Lupane State University

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Lupane, Zimbabwe

LSU needs equipment to support research and teaching to improve productivity and security for Zimbabwe’s many subsistence farmers

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Malawi University of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences Thyolo, Malawi

As a new university created to fill gaps in Malawi’s infrastructure, MUST needs equipment for research and training in the biomedical sciences

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University of Namibia

Department of Chemistry & Biochemisry Windhoek, Namibia

Equipment is needed at UNAM to establish internal capacity to process samples and to enhance opportunities for hands-on training

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Universities in West Africa

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Kumasi, Ghana

At KNUST, equipment will support research on antimalarials and water quality, as well as foundational teaching for Ghana’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers

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Lead City University

Department of Microbiology Ibadan, Nigeria

Lead City University needs equipment to expand its research and teaching capabilities to include genetics and cellular and molecular biology

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Université d'Abomey-Calavi

School of Plant Sciences Calavi, Benin

UAC is seeking equipment for a new research and education unit devoted to using the tools of modern science to strengthen agriculture in Benin

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University of Cape Coast

Department of Forensic Sciences Cape Coast, Ghana

Equipment is needed at UCC to provide students with hands-on experience in both the biological and physical sciences related to criminal investigation.

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University of Ibadan

Department of Zoology Ibadan, Nigeria

The Department of Zoology at UI needs equipment to continue its shift towards applying modern molecular biology techniques to zoology research

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University of Ilorin

Department of Chemistry Ilorin, Nigeria

Equipment is needed at the University of Ilorin to support hands-on training in chemistry for a large and growing student population

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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.