Weekly round-up #188

Annual Meeting Day 2

Tomorrow: VALIDATE Annual Meeting Days Two!

We had a very successful Day One of the VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021, which you can watch our website and the Hub. We are looking forward to following up that success with another round of interesting talks from our pump priming grant recipients and a talk from a special guest (see below).  There is still time to register - www.validate-network.org/annual-meeting-2021

Annual Meeting Special Guest - Mr Antony Phillipson. UK High Commissioner Designate to South Africa

Antony Phillipson

We are delighted that Mr Phllipson will open on day two of the annual meeting. Antony joined the Civil Service in 1993 and began his career in the Department of Trade. In his career he has worked in many roles including First Secretary Trade Policy at the UK in Embassy in Washington; Prime Minister’s Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs; Head of the Iran Co-ordination Group at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; High Commissioner to Singapore; and Director, Trade and  Partnerships at the Department for Exiting the European Union. In June 2021 Antony was appointed High Commissioner-designate to South Africa taking up the post in July 2021.

Antony will give a short address discussing the importance of international collaboration for vaccine researchers. 



You can find a list of all relevant external funding we've spotted for our members on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

Find more training and events opportunities on our Training and Events pages.

Job Opportunities:

There are many more relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.

Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email VALIDATE@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have a paper you would like us to include.

Highlights on Twitter this week:

ISNTD shared details of a new DxConnect Virtual Biobank, Grow Futher discussed scaling up One Health in the livestock sector and Senegal Senegal passed the torch to Burkina Faso marking 20th anniversary of the Global Fund. We helped the MRC dispel some common myths about applying for their fellowships, and the ERC shared an interview with someone who joined one of their funded projects. WriteThatPhd were sharing tips for writing a PhD thesis including 11 things examiners want, key assessment criteria and writing a literature review. Nature Careers emphasised the importance of defining success when seeking promotion and discussed the ableism experienced by scientists with disabilities.  Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


Published: 13 October 2021