If you only have 30 seconds: Socio-economical development is moved by scientific and technological advances. However, it can be hard to do good science in Africa. Many Universities suffer from chronic underfunding and oversubscription, which carries a myriad of consequences on the extent and quality of available higher science education and research of its graduates. All this leads to the continent’s low research output, furthering Africa’s international isolation. We aim to break this vicious cycle by providing top-level education and hands-on laboratory training by leading international experts. In addition, we help our African peers bring their research costs down by introducing low-cost open source tools and model systems for scientific research.