On March 22, Seeding Labs held its Positively Instrumental: Celebrating the Power of Global Science event at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, MA.
The annual event gives thanks to the nonprofit’s various partners and is also the launching pad for the year’s Instrumental Access program awardees. Through the program, talented researchers in developing countries are awarded donated lab equipment that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access.
“Positively Instrumental was truly a night celebrating the power of global science,” said Seeding Labs founder and CEO Nina Dudnik, PhD, in a press release from the nonprofit organization. “The diverse community represented at the event was a testament to our belief that science is a global endeavor, and that the scientific community is strongest when everyone can fully and actively contribute. I’m grateful to our partners who support our work and am honored by their generosity that will help Seeding Labs catalyze research and teaching at 15 outstanding institutions worldwide this year.”
Those 15 awardees for 2017, selected from a pool of 65 applications sent from 24 countries, include:
From Latin America & the Caribbean
From West Africa
East & Southern Africa
From Europe & Asia
Congratulations to this year’s awardees and best of luck with your research! We aim to provide more in-depth coverage of these awardees as 2017 advances.
As for the Seeding Labs partners honored at the event, Harvard University was awarded the Sustainer Award for supporting the nonprofit since its founding, GE Healthcare Life Sciences took home the Rising Star Award for the most impactful first-time corporate engagement, and Merck (known as MSD outside the US and Canada) received the Global Catalyst Award, “in recognition of the company’s unmatched worldwide impact.”
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