Weekly round-up #116
Welcome to another packed VALIDATE round-up up of news and opportunities. Vaccines have been in the news a lot of late and for the last few days we have been supporting the World Health Organisation's World Immunization Week 2020 which, this year, aims to remind the world that #VaccinesWork.
VALID8 Interviews Launch
As part of World Immunization Week, we have launched VALID8, a series of short behind the scenes interviews where, through 8 short questions, we will delve into the research interests of our members and find out what they do day-to-day and why their research is so important. This will be an ongoing series that will be continually updated. We also encourage our members to take part.
So far we have had talked about elephants and TB with Dr Wynand Goosen, frustrating grant applications with Dr Monde Muyoyeta, and the "remarkable" human immune system with Associate Professor Mary Burtnick.
More interviews will be posted this week and this will be an ongoing series so check back regularly and visit the VALID8 webpage for details of how you can take part.
BSI Instagram Campaign
Associate Professor Burtnick and Dr Goosen also submitted photos to support the British Society for Immunology’s World Immunization Week campaign on Instagram. They were asked to submit pictures that showed the everyday life of a vaccine immunologist.
Training Opportunities and Events:
The Pandemic has meant that most face to face meetings and training has been cancelled or postponed. However, there are a few online events and courses that may be of interest to our members.
We regularly tweet about online events and training that we spot so follow @NetworkValidate on Twitter. You can also find information on our Events webpage and training opportunities pages.
Visit our job webpage for further opportunities that are currently available.