Weekly Round-up #134
In VALIDATE's Weekly Round up Number 134 we launch Collaboration Week and you will find the usual updates, events, and opportunities for our members.
Collaboration Week: From 12-16 October, VALIDATE will be holding “Collaboration Week”, 5 days of activities aimed at providing VALIDATE members with advice from experts on the best ways to develop successful research partnerships, and promoting the formation of new collaborations across the VALIDATE Network. We hope this event will be really useful to you, our members, in connecting with other researchers across the Network.
Get Involved in Collaboration Week:
- Sign up for our (online) Collaboration Workshop: On 13 October Prof Susanna Dunachie (University of Oxford) will be using her personal experience to talk about building successful collaborations, after which you will join fellow VALIDATE members in virtual break-out rooms to discuss how you might be able to work together in new research partnerships.
- Take part in VALIDating: VALIDating is a fun service to help members form research collaborations across institutions, research focus, and continent - a bit like a dating site but rather than finding your soulmate you may find your next research partner. You can set up your profile, listing what you're looking for in a collaboration, by completing the VALIDating Profile Form - and during Collaboration Week you can look through the profiles to find your next ideal research partner.
Get in touch and let us know about any collaboration success stories you'd like to share or if you have any ideas for Collaboration Week - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Academic Research Partnerships round 3 - This scheme offers a new mechanism for clinical staff at consultant level with a PhD or MD who are not currently research active to participate in collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers - deadline 29 October 2020
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program – US-UK, China and Israel call for proposals – deadline 18 Nov 2020
Innovate UK Smart Grants - Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy – deadline 5 November 2020
More funding opportunities can be found on our funding page.
- A new step towards a tuberculosis vaccine, Chiara Tersigni C & Galli L, in The Lancet
- Immunization with mycobacterium tuberculosis–specific antigens bypasses T cell differentiation from prior bacillus Calmette–Guérin Vaccination and Improves Protection in Mice, Aagaard C et al, in The Journal of Immunology
- The role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex species on apoptosis and necroptosis state of macrophages derived from active pulmonary tuberculosis patients, Yanti B et al, in BMC Research Notes
- Performance of a universal PCR assay to identify different Leishmania species causative of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis, Rostami M, in Parasite and Vectors
- Integrating fish models in tuberculosis vaccine development, Saralahti AK et al, in Disease Models and Mechanisms
- Activate: randomized clinical trial of BCG vaccination against infection in the elderly, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ et al, in Cell
Published: 09 September 2020