Weekly round-up #107


Weekly round-up #107

This week we are welcoming two new Affiliate members, Koffi Nouho Ouattara from Nangui Abrogoua University, Côte d’Ivoire, and Emma Taylor from Aberystwyth University, UK. At VALIDATE, we encourage anyone working (or interested) in vaccine R&D for TB, leishmaniasis, melioidosis and leprosy to join our network, so do get in touch. To find out about the benefits of joining VALIDATE, click here.


We would like to remind you that there is now less than one week to apply for a VALIDATE Training Grant as the closing date is 24 Feb 2020 at 16:00 (UK). If you would like to find out more details about the remit of this call, take a look at the call webpage.


Have a look through other relevant funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

Go to our training opportunities page for more opportunities in your career development.



Previously spotted events can be seen on our events page.


Job Opportunities

Visit our job webpage to see other current vacancies.



We keep our publications page up to date with interesting papers of by our members, take a look to read more in the fields of our focus pathogens.


Highlights on Twitter this week: USAID has announced a commitment of $1.16 billion over four years to support Gavi; tips for PhD students on overcoming writers block; some ideas on words to avoid when writing and how to correct them by Arjun Raj; a checklist and template to critically review your own paper before submission to your supervisor/a journal; an article by Kirsten Wiens at ThinkGlobalHealth on "Diabetes and TB - a complicating combo"; John Malloy discusses the challenges of paying for conference attendance and the disproportional hit on grad students, in Nature; and the Nature Career's Working Scientist podcast starts a four-parter on how to write a top-notch paper. Follow @NetworkVALIDATE to stay up to date on all the news and developments in our field.


Published: 19 February 2020