Weekly round-up #258

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VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2023

On 6th to 8th of March, 100 VALIDATE members from over 30 countries gathered in London for the 5th VALIDATE Annual Meeting and a VALIDATE ECR Workshop - our first in-person events since 2019!

Attendees had the opportunity to listen to talks from some of the world's leading scientists in our research field and received updates on VALIDATE-funded research projects. There were also plenty of chances to meet and connect with members from all over the world, including representatives from academia, industry, government bodies, and non-governmental agencies. We've already received positive feedback from attendees who have started making plans for their next research collaborations. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together and we can't wait for the next one!

"Everything was excellent! Great diversity of speakers, and topics. Plenty of opportunities for networking- the facilitation of this was great" - VALIDATE member

We were active on Twitter and you can look back through the three days using the #VALIDATE2023 hashtag. 

In the coming weeks, we will share videos of the talks and produce a full report of activities. Keep an eye on the Annual Meeting 2023 webpage




  • UKRI Policy Fellowships - Funding to collaborate on research activity to address pressing national and global challenges – 20 April 2023
  • NIH Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology - The program supports mechanistic and hypothesis-testing studies to discover novel molecules, mechanisms, or regulatory pathways governing 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.​​

Training Opportunities and Events:​​​​​​

Other relevant career opportunities are 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:

We kicked off the VALIDATE ECR Workshop and Annual Meeting and attendees were tweeting throughout the three days using the #VALIDAT2023 hashtag. The BSI promoted their Tissue Immunology Course, Forbes Reported on a potential new TB Vaccine, and Wellcome explained how they are supporting research in LMICs. Member Zaynab Mousavian celebrated our Co-Network Director Sam Sampson receiving an award from the MRC in South Africa. TB News Daily began their celebrations of World TB Day, the BSI are taking part in Science Week and opened up applications for the BSI Committee. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter. 


Published: 15 March 2023