Weekly round-up #110

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Weekly round-up #110

With the current COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, our thoughts are with all our members around the world, and their families; we hope you are all staying safe. At VALIDATE-HQ in Oxford, the VALIDATE team will be working from home, as per UK guidelines, but still very much active to help keep you, our members, up-to-date with our non-COVID VALIDATE pathogens, TB, leishmaniasis, melioidosis and leprosy, and all the goings-on at VALIDATE and by our members around the world.


Given the uncertainty around COVID-19 we have decided to postpone our Immunometabolism Workshop, originally planned for April 2020 in Oxford. We apologise to our delegates and speakers for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause, but we will absolutely re-schedule the workshop later in the year, and will keep you informed as the re-planning progresses. In the meantime, we are still accepting Expressions of Interest to join the workshop from those interested in attending, so do continue to send in your applications. Find out more (and keep up-to-date) on our workshop webpage.


Do, of course, get in touch with the VALIDATE Management Team with any queries you have regarding VALIDATE. You can also keep up-to-date via our website and social media.


  • The Union Awards - Various prizes for scientific research, including a Young Investigator Award, Scientific Prize and more - deadline 31 Mar 2020

Find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

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


Nothing new this week, but all events in our research field can be found on the VALIDATE events page.


Job Opportunities

You can view all the vacancies in our field on our job webpage.





Take a look at our publications page for papers of interest by our members and in the fields of our focus pathogens.


Highlights on Twitter this week: VALIDATE member Olivier Neyrolles and colleague Isabelle Saves discuss what's at stake for the Sixth Global Forum on TB Vaccines in France 2021; WriteThatPhD present an eight-step guide on how to conduct a standalone systematic literature review; tips from Wellcome on growing a successful and happy research team; and advice on planning, clarity and efficiency when writing a paper for publication. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 18 March 2020