Department of Biosciences wins lab instrumental access 2018

Sokoine university of Agriculture through its Department of Biosciences is one of sixteen outstanding research labs around the world which have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2018 Instrumental Access program.

Students from the Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences program doing soil microbiology practicals at SUA

Students from the Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences program doing soil microbiology practicals at SUA

Seeding Labs (a programme which makes affordable, high-quality laboratory equipment available to universities and research institutes in developing countries) announced the 2018 Instrumental Access awardees at its third annual “Positively Instrumental” event held at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., on March 21. 

The 16 Instrumental Access awardees selected for Instrumental Access 2018 were hand-picked from a pool of 51 applications received from 22 countries—underscoring the worldwide need for scientific infrastructure, including lab equipment. 

“Theoretical learning is simply not effective. The support of Seeding Labs brings us hands-on training that will significantly accelerate learning, link theory and practice, increase engagement levels, and deliver exceptional return on educational investments.” Dr. Charles Moses Lyimo, Head of the Department of Biosciences, SUA

During a rigorous vetting process, each Instrumental Access applicant outlined how an infusion of equipment would remove barriers to STEM education and research at their institution. They all felt strongly that equipment was essential to building much-needed scientific capacity that in turn, enables hands-on opportunities for students and new avenues of inquiry for researchers.

This newly-built lab at SUA will house Instrumental Access equipment
This newly-built lab at SUA will house Instrumental Access equipment.


Dr. Charles Moses Lyimo, head of the Department of Biosciences, SUA noted that the support of laboratory equipment from Seeding Labs will smooth the college’s obligation to provide education to the community, to produce large number of good quality science teachers, and to conduct scientific research of internationally-accepted standards.

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