Weekly round-up #104

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Weekly round-up #104

We are excited to announce that VALIDATE will be hosting an Immunometabolism Workshop in Oxford from 22-24 April 2020, which we hope will interest many of our members. The workshop is aimed at all researchers who would like to know more about immunometabolism and the techniques used to address the interplay between metabolism and cell function, particularly with regards to intracellular pathogens and vaccine development. We want to encourage people to attend who already have specific plans to study immunometabolism in their upcoming research projects. To find out more, including how to register, visit the workshop webpage. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2020.


The first ever World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day is coming up on 30 January, so keep an eye on our website and Twitter to stay updated. It would be great if our members could help spread the message; just visit the World NTD Day website for more information and ideas on how you can do so.


Thank you to everyone who applied to the fourth and final VALIDATE Mentoring Scheme call. This call is now closed and successful candidates will be informed in late February. 


There is still one month left to apply for the current round of VALIDATE Training Grants. This call is open to Associate members, and can include (but is not limited to): attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchanges and work shadowing, as well as attendance at international conferences for LMIC members. For more information, or to apply, visit our call webpage - the application deadline is 4pm (UK) on 24 February 2020.


There are plenty more funding opportunities to look through on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

Our training opportunities page has previously spotted opportunities to help your career development.



Take a look at our events page to see other upcoming events.


Job Opportunities

Go to our job webpage to see other vacancies we have listed.



Our publications page has a list of papers that are relevant to our focus pathogens. Don't forget to let us know when you publish a paper and we will add it to our website.


Highlights on Twitter this week: A toolkit has been released to help you spread the world about World Neglected Tropical Disease Day; the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute has obtained the license for continued development of the M72/AS01E tuberculosis vaccine candidate from GSK; Tatyana Dubich gives networking advice for postdoctoral researchers/scientists; and how to write a scientific paper using Kipling's special formula: 'what, why, when, how, where and who'. We post relevant news and other developments of interest to our members on our Twitter account, so do check it out: @NetworkVALIDATE.


Published: 29 January 2020