Conference 2019

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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!

Global Online Conference

Free and accessible to anyone with internet access

Lecture Repository

Free and accredited online courses


Local and global initiatives focused on social and health issues

Upcoming Events

Optimmunize conference: call for registrants

February 19-21, 2020

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.

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.

For more information — including details about registration, abstract submission, and possible bursaries — please visit this link. In particular, the deadline for early bird registration is November 26, 2019.

Recent Events

4th Annual International Remote Conference: Science & Society

February 9-10, 2019

BSI recently 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 will be made available shortly.

Thanks to our participants and we look forward to hosting you at next year’s conference.

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.

To apply, please go to:
Application deadline is July 1, 2018 by midnight EAT

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

June 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, please contact us through the Facebook page or by email at


3rd Annual Science & Society Conference

February 1st, 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 21st, 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 1st, 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!