Drs Delgoda and Francis at the NPI

Arming Researchers for the Fight Against Mosquitoes

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Across Jamaica, disease-carrying mosquitoes are evading efforts to reduce their population by developing resistance to the most commonly used insecticides. Their clever defense has renewed the urgent quest for new, effective methods of eliminating mosquitoes. Dr. Rupika Delgoda, head of the Natural Products Institute (NPI) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica, believes that a solution lies within Jamaica’s diverse ecosystem…

Dr Aina Adeogun

Nigeria to Boston to Norway and Back

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Instead of returning to the University of Ibadan (UI) in Nigeria after attending Positively Instrumental in Boston last March, Instrumental Access awardee Dr. Aina Adeogun took a detour to Norway.

Her destination: the lab of longtime collaborator (and fellow Nigerian) Dr. Augustine Arukwe at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

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Seeding Labs Celebrates 10th Anniversary at “Positively Instrumental” Event, Honoring Donors, Instrumental Access Awardees

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Sixteen outstanding research labs in developing countries around the world have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2018 Instrumental Access program. Seeding Labs announced the 2018 Instrumental Access awardees at its third annual “Positively Instrumental” event held at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., on March 21…

Dr. Aneisha Collins-Fairclough

University of Technology Jamaica: Faculty of Science & Sport

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A garbage dump may seem like an unconventional setting for research, but Dr. Aneisha Collins-Fairclough (above) of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) sees enormous scientific potential. Since receiving an Instrumental Access shipment of equipment from Seeding Labs in 2014, Dr. Collins-Fairclough has been harvesting  the microbiological riches of the Riverton City Dump, Jamaica’s largest solid waste disposal site. She collected water samples with her students from the dump’s leachate ponds as well as the adjacent Duhaney River, which runs through residential communities before draining to—and potentially polluting—Kingston Harbor.