Conference 2020

Beyond Sciences Initiative's 5th Annual International Remote Conference is open for registration and Abstract submission! Check out the links below!

Quick Links for Beyond Sciences Initiative’s 5th Annual International Remote Conference

Our Mission

Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI) is a not-for-profit consortium comprised of scholars from around the globe. Our goal is to provide a platform for local and global outreach initiatives that are social or scholarly in nature. Please find information regarding some of our projects below. As we actively seek international collaborations from across the globe, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Optimmunize Conference (Feb 19-20, 2020): Call for Registrants

Early-bird deadline: November 26, 2019

Scientific programme committee members for Optimmunize include BSI’s very own Dr. Eleanor Fish, as well as Dr. Christine Stabell Benn, a keynote speaker at the BSI 3rd Annual International Remote Conference.

Scheduled for February 19-21, 2020 and based at the Wellcome Genome Campus in the UK, Optimmunize aims at “improving understanding of interactions between vaccines and the immune system, with a focus on the non-specific and sex-differential effects of vaccines.” Present at the conference will be epidemiologists, immunologists and clinicians, providing young researchers with an opportunity to engage in stimulating discussion with experts in various disciplines.

For more information — including details about registration, abstract submission, and possible bursaries — please click HERE.

ICI Postdoctoral Research Positions

Application deadline: November 1, 2019

The International Cancer Institute (ICI) is currently recruiting “2 postdoctoral research scientists with proven research expertise in immunology/cell or molecular biology/oncology. The ICI is a research institute based in Eldoret, Kenya.

For further information about the ICI, and about how to apply for these postdoctoral positions, see the adjacent advertisement.

Iso Lomso Fellowships: Call for Applicants

Application deadline: October 15, 2019

This fellowship program is targeted at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree in the last seven years, and who have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or some equivalent post-PhD program. “Iso Lomso means the ‘eye of tomorrow’ in isiXhosa: seeing towards the future, laying the foundations for tomorrow.” Researchers in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Click HERE to visit the official webpage & find out more!

Recent Events

Tablets for Amani

BSI continues to develop sustainable solutions for common problems affecting communities around them, especially those from marginalized backgrounds.

Recently, the BSI Moi team visited the local Amani Shelter and introduced the children there to mobile tablets as an electronic teaching aid. Many of the children at the shelter have not had the opportunity to be enrolled in formal schooling, and are consequently stagnant in their educational progress. BSI aims to use technology, in the form of educational and cognitive learning apps on mobile tablets, to try and bridge this deficit. Our hope is that this platform, which allows the children at Amani to interact with a variety of educational games, will reap both immediate educational benefit and a curiosity for learning.

The BSI Moi team thanks Professor Eleanor Fish, BSI’s global patron, for her role in inspiring and financing this initiative. For more information about the various initiatives undertaken by the fabulous BSI Moi chapter, CLICK HERE!

4th Annual International Remote Conference: Science & Society

February 2019

BSI hosted the 4th Annual International Remote Conference: Science & Society on February 9-10, 2019. The conference featured over 800 participants from some ninety countries worldwide. Presentations covered a wide range of topics from cancer immunotherapy to utilization of machine learning in antibiotic design.

We invite you to view the pre-recorded presentations and posters on our CONFERENCE WEBPAGE. Recordings of select live presentations and keynotes are now available!

IUIS/FAIS Immuno-Kenya 2018

Summer 2018

Open to advanced graduate, MD students and postdoctoral fellows. Immuno-Kenya 2018 will provide an interactive forum with international faculty, focusing on how HIV, HCV, HTLV, HPV and EBV infections lead to cancers.

Open to advanced graduate, MD students and postdoctoral fellows. Immuno-Kenya 2018 will provide an interactive forum with international faculty, focusing on how HIV, HCV, HTLV, HPV and EBV infections lead to cancers.

To learn about more events like Immuno-Kenya, visit Immunopedia by clicking HERE.

Kabete Rehab School Library Launch

Summer 2018

This summer, BSI Nairobi in partnership with Start a Librart (SAL) opened a brand new library at the Kabete Rehabilitation School. Kabete Rehab hosts a population of 78 students, each of whom are on a path toward a renewed life. During the launch program, the BSI team was able to interact with the Kabete rehab students and share lessons on the value of reading and education. Since the inaugural event, the school has instituted a library timetable to ensure that students may take full advantage of the resource newly afforded to them. School deputy H.T Mr. Gitonga expressed confidence that the library would serve as a staple of the school for many years to come.

BSI Moi & Tumaini Innovation Center for Jenga Vijana

Summer 2018

This past weekend the BSI Moi team joined the Tumaini Innovation Center for Jenga Vijana. The street community in Eldoret, as with many other places, is home to many talented youths who find themselves stuck in a bad situation. Jenga Vijana aimed to raise funds for recruiting 1000 street kids/ youths into the Tumaini community where they will have an opportunity to learn how to write and read as well as develop employable skills that will allow long-term sustainability. Aside from helping with fundraising, BSI Moi contributes to Tuamini through mentorship programs, delivering health talks and participating in workshops. To get involved with BSI, contact us HERE.

3rd Annual Science & Society Conference

February 2018

BSI hosted the 3rd annual Science & Society Conference on January 27-28, 2018. This year’s conference had 536 registrants from 53 countries, making this truly an international conference. Check out the CONFERENCE PAGE for videos from the conference, pre-recorded presentations, abstracts, and posters.

KABETE Rehabilitation Center Mentorship Program

June 2017

KABETE Rehabilitation Centre is a government-run institution for boys in Kenya who are in conflict with the law in one way or another. Many reasons have led to the boys serving their terms at this institution i.e. Doing drugs, petty theft, running away from home because of abusive parents, unjust systems and the major one being: Truancy. These boys are between the ages of 12-17 years. The school was established with the intention of addressing the root of the problem while giving the boys an education with the hope of keeping them off the street. The school experiences several challenges including inadequate resources (ie. books) and insufficient staff. The BSI Nairobi hopes to establish a mentorship program at this institution this year in the month of August. We believe that we can inspire these boys to remember that education is liberating and going to college is actually cool.

If you are interested in participating in this program or providing a donation please contact Esther Anyango at

2nd Annual Science & Society Conference

February 2017

BSI hosted the 2nd annual Science & Society Conference on January 28-29, 2017. Attendees from over 100 locations around the world attended the online conference to listen to over 20 presentations delivered from countries such as India, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil and Canada. Over $1000 in awards were given to outstanding presenters.

Please take a moment to hear from some of our participants over the last two years and visit our conference page to view many of the presentations and posters which have been uploaded to our site for viewing!