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!

Conference 2020 Award Winners Announced

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You will be redirected to the 2020 Conference Page.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Science & Society 2021

Science & Society is an online conference that provides scholars worldwide an opportunity to present their research and network with a broad scientific audience. The 2020 conference held last year attracted participants from 100+ countries, and presentations garnered thousands of views.

Presenters and attendees simply connect to the live broadcast conference using a link that will be distributed to registered participants. Attending the conference does not require submitting an Abstract. Moreover, attendance is completely FREE of charge, and participation only requires that you have a stable internet connection as well as a computer or mobile device.

Interested trainees are invited to Submit an Abstract related to the topics indicated for either oral or poster presentation. Topics span from basic/fundamental research to translated work and population health. We are currently accepting Abstracts for the following types of presentations:

  • Oral
  • Poster
  • Pre-Recorded Video
  • Hot-Doc

examples of which can be found on last year’s Conference Page. 

For a higher resolution version of the 2021 poster, please click on the poster.

 

WEBCAST: The Role of Cytokines in COVID-19 (on June 18, 2020)

The NIH-FDA Immunology Interest Group (IIG) and the Cytokine Interest Group (CIG) announce a webcast happening on June 18th, 2020, from 9am – 1.45 pm Eastern Time.

Click HERE for the webcast link.

tumaini covid19

 

Rescue 100 Street Youth for COVID19 safety

“Tumaini Innovation Centre has served street youth in Eldoret for over 10 years, providing a safe environment by accommodating them, providing care, and empowering them with knowledge, skills, opportunities and the necessary resources to help them establish a healthy alternative to street life.

During this difficult COVID-19 pandemic street youth are a particularly vulnerable group to infection and missing out on essential necessities. With the associated challenges, the government in Eldoret has requested us to host 100 of them. We are also planning to provide health talks and health-seeking directives for the others in the streets in the processing of reintegrating them into their homes and other centres.

We are humbly requesting any form of support from you all to help sustain this programme, and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers.

You can send contributions or drop off food, toiletries, clothes and protective equipment at the Centre on Elgeyo Road, Eldoret (Kenya). Any amount will suffice and will be highly appreciated.

If you wish to send contributions, the Safaricom Mpesa details are as the following:
Paybill number: *891300*
Account name: *vijana*

If you are unable to contribute through this medium and are in another country you can visit this link.

We are highly grateful for your support and look forward in emerging out of this stronger together. For more information contact:

Samuel Kimani
Program Director
Tumaini Innovation Center
+254723783178
swaki13@gmail.com”

Reinforcing Research to Combat COVID-19

IUIS-Frontiers Webinar Series on COVID-19

Can antivirals that target the host and not the virus improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients?

Professor Eleanor Fish from the University of Toronto showed that treatment with interferon-alpha was beneficial in patients with SARS, and now shares new data on COVID-19. The webinar will be moderated by Juan-Carlos Zuniga-Pflücker, Chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto.

To join us on April 27, visit:

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