Providing the tools

How do you connect scientists in developing countries with much-needed scientific equipment? Nina Dudnik’s answer: through a re-use strategy that encourages institutions to donate previously overlooked surplus equipment. Nina Dudnik is the founder and CEO of Seeding Labs. She decided at a very early age to become a scientist; but her interest in science always had a humanitarian angle. She has a PhD in molecular biology from Harvard University and has worked for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research in Italy and in the Ivory Coast, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She then founded Seeding Labs in 2003, to ensure that scientists in the developing world have the tools, training and network to pursue world-class research.

Since 2003,Seeding Labs has provided resources to scientists in 16 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and India. Dudnik has been named a 2010 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and received the 2010 Massachusetts Young Nonprofit Professional award.


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