Instrumental Access

Instrumental Access 2019

13 new awardees, equipped to solve problems that impact everyone

Instrumental Access 2019

Seeding Labs has selected 13 exceptional awardees to receive donated lab equipment through our Instrumental Access program in 2019.

Located in 9 countries, the research interests of the 2019 awardees include infectious diseases, personalized medicine, food safety, biofuels, communication disorders, water quality, agriculture, and silk production.

In the awarded departments alone, Instrumental Access equipment is expected to impact the lives of more than 11,000 students and 250 faculty members—and likely many others from across these outstanding universities.

Learn more about our 2019 awardees below, or check out this video message they sent for you!

South America

Universidad Técnica de Ambato

Faculty of Science & Engineering for Food and Biotechnology

Ambato, Ecuador

Universidad Técnica de Ambato needs equipment to expand its lab infrastructure to include structural biology and enzymology studies

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Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Norte

Instituto do Cérebro / Brain Institute
Natal, Brazil

The Brain Institute at UFRN needs equipment to establish a core facility for viral vectors

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Europe & Central Asia

Russian-Armenian University

Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy

Yerevan, Armenia

At Russian-Armenian University, equipment from Instrumental Access will support current needs for practical teaching and enable the expansion of teaching and research in genomics

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Ivan Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

Department of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Dermatology, and Venereology
Ternopil, Ukraine

Ternopil State Medical University needs equipment to support research and teaching on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, which are on the rise in Ukraine

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East Africa

Karatina University

Department of Agricultural Sciences
Karatina, Kenya

At Karatina University, Instrumental Access will equip a new laboratory building for research and teaching in agricultural sciences

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Moi University

Department of Chemistry & Process Engineering
Eldoret, Kenya

At Moi University, Kenya’s only chemical engineering program needs equipment to support student and faculty research on biofuels, water purification, biopharmaceuticals, and more

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Rongo University

Department of Biological Sciences
Rongo, Kenya

The Department of Biological Sciences at Rongo University needs equipment to expand and enhance its research and teaching

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University of Eldoret

Department of Biotechnology
Eldoret, Kenya

The University of Eldoret needs equipment to expand lab facilities to integrate molecular biology into teaching and research

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Central & Southern Africa

University of Eswatini

Department of Chemistry
Kwaluseni, Eswatini

At the University of Eswatini, equipment is needed for practical teaching in chemistry as well as research

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Université Marien Ngouabi

Department of Biology
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Equipment is needed at Université Marien Ngouabi to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by civil war and to expand research and teaching

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West Africa

University of Ghana

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Accra, Ghana

The University of Ghana's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry needs equipment to support the rollout of new graduate programs and to improve standardization and quality of medicines available to Ghanaian consumers

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University of Lagos

Centre for Biodiversity, Conservation, and Ecosystem Management
Lagos, Nigeria

The University of Lagos needs equipment to equip a new center dedicated to research and teaching on biodiversity and ecosystem management

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University of Medical Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences
Ondo City, Nigeria

Equipment is needed at Nigeria's first health sciences university to support training in biology for all students and to launch new graduate programs

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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.