Weekly round-up #106

Vaccine vial with syringe

Weekly round-up #106

Yesterday we celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which highlights how science is a career choice for all. You can read about some of the excellent research being carried out by some of our fantastic VALIDATE researchers, who also happen to be women, in our blog post. A big thank you to Prof Samantha Sampson, Dr Ann Rawkins, Asst Prof Tufária Mussá, Dr Suwarti and Dr Mirvat Surakhy for letting us interview them to mark the day.


You now have less than two weeks to apply for our VALIDATE Training Grants, so get your application submitted soon! This call is for our Associate members (post-doctoral researchers) to take advantage of training opportunities that will benefit their continued professional development, such as attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchanges, and work shadowing. The deadline to apply is 24 Feb 2020, so click here to find out more and apply.


We would also like to welcome our newest members who joined VALIDATE this week: Wim Adriaensen (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium) who joined as an Associate member, and Jacent Nassuuna (MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, Uganda) who joined as an Affiliate member.


You can see any opportunities we've spotted previously on our funding opportunities page.


Training Opportunities:

Take a look at our training opportunities page for more information about further opportunities.



Visit our events page for all the other events that we've spotted.


Job Opportunities

Take a look at our job webpage for further jobs are opportunities that are currently available.



Our publications page lists all of the papers that we have spotted that could be relevant to or have been published by our members.


Highlights on Twitter this week: Deepti Chavan's article 'What My Journey With TB And Its Associated Stigma Taught Me'; inaugural lecture by Professor Jayne Hope 'TB or not TB? The fight for immunity' now available to watch online; Nature discusses why a kinder research culture will build stronger and deeper support for research; read The Union's statement on ending TB at the 146th Session of the WHO Executive Board; watch The MRC's New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) application advice video; a nine-chapter guide on how to develop an interdisciplinary research project, programme or strategy; read the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2020 Annual Letter; as the chair of many grant panels, Prof Philippa Saunders gives her 10 top tips for grant applications; Bill Gates gives a brief explanation for Gavi of the how vaccines work and their importance; advice on how to write a Wellcome grant application; and the TB Alliance are celebrating their 20th anniversary. @NetworkVALIDATE is a hub of information about VALIDATE and what we support - follow our feed to find out more.


Published: 12 February 2020