Weekly round-up #130

Efforts to understand the immunology of bovine TB

Weekly Round-up #130

Welcome to VALIDATE's Weekly Round-up #130 - another collection of news, events, and opportunities.

VALIDATE Summer Seminar: Efforts to understand the immunology of bovine TB - Register now

Prof Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos and Dr Amanda Gibson will be talking about bovine tuberculosis via a pre-recorded seminar which we will release by Monday 31 August and will be answering questions via Microsoft Teams at 15:00 BST on 1 September. Register today to receive the video and we will send an invite to the live Teams Q&A.

If you have any ideas for hosting your own seminar over the autumn or winter, pitch us an idea via email - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.



  • Newton International Fellowship - The Academy of Medical Sciences is working with the Royal Society and British Academy to offer Newton International Fellowships - deadline 3 September 2020
  • Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants - The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK - deadline 10 September 2020
  • Newton-Mosharafa Fund PhD Programme -  supporting Egyptian researchers studying for PhD at UK Higher Education institutions. The programme covers all fees and living/travel expenses - deadline 1 October 2020
  • Young Enterprise Scheme  - an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among ECRs of how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised - apply until 31 December 2020

You will find more exciting funding opportunities on our funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

You will find more interesting opportunities on our Training and Events pages.
Job Opportunities:

Our jobs page has all the latest vacancies.


    Highlights on Twitter this week

    The Vaccine Confidence Project shared a recording of their webinar "Vaccine confidence in the context of trials" and Nature Careers have produced a guide to forming industry partnerships. We had some advice from academic Hugh Kearns regarding asking questions when you are a PhD Student, some thoughts about supervisor feedback from Viki Male and tips from Marie Curie Alumni about building networks. Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network (NNN) are open for nominations to their executive board, Uniting to Combat NTDs shared a wired article on Climate Change's impact on the spread of Tropical Diseases and GHCT have produced a fact sheet series about the impact of research on different Global Health Areas. Nature published an interesting article on the dangers of confirmation bias and a guide on what project management tools can do for researchers. Bactivac released their August 2020 newsletter. The WHO Stop TB Partnership New Diagnostics Working Group launched a framework to evaluate the development of new scalable tests for TB, and The Global TB Caucus hosted a group of European MPs to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the fight against TB. Remember to follow VALIDATE on Twitter to easily keep up to date.


    Published: 12 August 2020