Weekly round-up #250

250th weekly round up

Our 250th Weekly Round-up.

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One Health and a retrospective study of laboratory – based melioidosis surveillance in Songkhla and Phatthalung Provinces of southern Thailand

VALIDATE Seminar - One Health and a retrospective study of laboratory-based melioidosis surveillance in Thailand

It is well-recognized that melioidosis is endemic in most parts of Thailand. However, the prevalence of melioidosis in humans and animals, and the occurrence of its pathogen, Burkholderia pseudomallei, in the natural environment of southern Thailand has not been updated for a long time. In this seminar, Dr Apichai Tuanyok will discuss his team’s “One Health” approach and multidisciplinary research to investigate the epidemiology of melioidosis in southern Thailand. 

The seminar will take place 22 February 2023 at 15:00 GMT on Zoom. Register online: www.validate-network.org/event/one-health-thailand




  • MRC New Unit Funding Opportunity - funding to tackle complex and interdisciplinary health challenges - deadline 23 February 2023
  • EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training – Supports the next generation of internationally recognised researchers addressing key interdisciplinary needs, aligned global priorities across academia and industry - deadline 7 March 2023
  • NIH Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology – Funding to support mechanistic and hypothesis-testing studies to discover mechanics sgoverning function of the human immune system - deadline 7 April 2023

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

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Highlights on Twitter this week:

GenomeWeb reported on recent sequencing studies that could lead to a new TB vaccine,  Hindu Business Lin Reported on the next generation of TB vaccines, and we shared a Nature report about Finding antigens for TB vaccines. Economic Times India reported on a new BCG clinical trial, SATVI celebrated a new study identifying TB vaccine candidates, and EDCTP shared a video discussion with Thomas Nyirenda about TB being Africa’s deadliest disease. Nature announced they will support authors in 70 LMICs to make their publications open access, Nature Careers also reviewed the challenges faced by the global scientific workforce of 2022, discussed the return of International Students to the US after Trump and the Guardian reported on imported macaques carrying melioidosis into the US. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.

Published: 11 January 2023