Weekly round-up #125

New Members July 2020

Weekly Round-up #125

In Weekly Round-up #125 we welcome 9 new members to VALIDATE and keep you up to date with the usual news and career opportunities.

Welcome New Members

We have a lot of new members to welcome to the VALIDATE community. Check out their profiles and consider getting in touch and forming a new collaboration.

  • Wilfred Aniagyei is a Student Research Assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

  • Kenneth Akwue is an MSc Student at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and the College of Medicine, Malawi

  • Itziar Chapartegui-Gonzalez is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

  • Ranita Ghosh Dastidar is an Assistant Professor at Kasturba Medical College, India

  • Patrick Lennard is a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Guesh Mulaw Weldesiet is a Researcher and Lecturer at Aksum University, Ethiopia

  • Shilpa Sengupta is a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, India

  • Raju Sunagar is an Assistant Professor at the Ella Foundation, India

  • Joseph Thiriot is a PhD Student at the University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

We are always keen to grow our community, so please let your colleagues know about the benefits of VALIDATE membership and encourage them to join.


Funding still seems to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but we are expecting more opportunities as the lock-down is lifted and we will keep you up-to-date on our funding page.

  • Newton International Fellowships - This scheme provides early-career international researchers with an opportunity to build links and undertake a research project - deadline 3 September 2020

Training Opportunities and Events:

As the lock-down is slowly lifted, keep an eye on our Training Opportunities and Events pages.

Job Opportunities: 

Our jobs page is updated regularly.

    Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have something you would like to add.

    Highlights on Twitter this week

    This week we shared Nature Career' guide on How to play at being a scientist before you get back into the lab, shared Prof Peter Hotez's comparison of COVID-19 Deaths with HIV and TB, and helped UKRI promote an event on using digital technologies in healthcare. Validate member Alfredo G Torres shared his interview on the Meet the Microbiologist podcast, IVVN Celebrated World Zoonoses Day, EDCTP reminded us of an upcoming deadline for their Career Development Fellowships and the MicroBio Society held a Coffee and Chat via Zoom. We helped the BSI promote their Diversity and Inclusion in Stem seminar and GHCT reminded us that TB is the biggest killer of people living with HIV. Follow us on Twitter @NetworkValidate.


    Published: 08 July 2020