Weekly round-up #209

Flow Cytometry


VALIDATE Flow Cytometry Workshop - Register today

VALIDATE has asked the Scottish Society for Cytomics to provide our members with training in Flow Cytometry. Flow Cytometry is a technology where physical and chemical measurements are made on particles as they flow one by one through a flow chamber at rates of several thousand per second.

This course is aimed at those new to cytometry and those who wish to consolidate their knowledge. Led by experts in the field you will learn about the reagents used in a flow experiment, how a cytometer works, fluorescence compensation, experimental design & sample preparation, and data analysis & presentation.

The course comprises two four-hour sessions (you will need to attend both) on 4 and 5 of May 2022

Register today - www.validate-network.org/event/flow-cytometry-workshop



  • Lasker Foundation 2022 Essay Contest- The Lasker Essay Contest engages early-career scientists and clinicians from the US and around the globe in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today - deadline 30 March 2022
  • TWAS Awards - The World Academy of Sciences provides nine awards to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The cycle of the TWAS Awards is now every two years – deadline 30 March 2021
  • ICGEB SMART Fellowships - The ICGEB SMART Fellowship programme promotes the mobility of researchers between ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in new technologies and increasing cooperation in science and tech - deadline 31 March 2022
  • MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship - Apply for funding to undertake a PhD or to reacquire research skills - deadline 6 April 2022

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:


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:

There was some promising news about a promising CRISPR vaccine candidate for Leishmaniasis which was covered by Ohio State University and IFLScience. IAVI asked followers to share what they are doing to help develop TB Vaccines and Nature careers shared an interview about a Dutch city that encourages science and industry partnerships and insight about the importance of science competition. Louder than TB encouraged world leaders to invest to end TB, Run4TB called for more investment in TB vaccine research to replace BCG, and as did The Global Forum for TB Vaccines and IAVI, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung.  Stop TB Canada shared some promising news about aerosol BCG and UKRI were asking for public input on their activities. Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


Published: 23 March 2022