Weekly round-up #27

Weekly round-up #27

It's been a busy week with World TB Day on Saturday - lots of news buzzing on Twitter, a Radio interview, a Super-Symposium... read more about everything that went on here. "Three years ago, the world’s leaders pledged to end TB by 2030 yet at the current rate of progress, this SDG will not be met for more than a century", so VALIDATE joins others in calling on World Leaders (for those of us in the UK, Theresa May) to attend the September New York UN High Level Meeting on TB in person to highlight the importance of this meeting, of TB to the world stage, and of our Global Leaders' commitment to eliminating TB - and we'll be enjoining you, our members, to create an international push over the coming weeks... watch this space!


At other events, Network Management Board member, Prof Paul Kaye, has also spoken about VALIDATE, and his research on leishmaniasis, at the IVVN annual meeting earlier this week.


Meanwhile, big congratulations are in order for four of our Early Career Researcher Associate members, Dr Patrice Mawa, Dr Leopold Tientcheu, Dr Isadora dos Santos Lima, and Dr Iman Satti, who were awarded VALIDATE training grants in the latest funding round; read about what they're getting up to on our funded work pages - our next training grant call will open in April, so they may give you some ideas of training opportunities you could also take advantege of with a VALIDATE grant.


And we've had new members too - welcome to new Investigator Prof Vicente Larraga (Spanish Research Council), new Associate Dr Alba Llibre (Institut Pasteur, France), and new Affiliates Prof Surasakdi Wongratanacheewin (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), and Ashley Jacobs (University of Cape Town, South Africa). We hope you find VALIDATE membership fruitful.


With the Easter break fast approaching there have not been many updates this week. In brief:








Dp let us know if you have a paper published so we can tell everyone!


On Twitter we're flagged: a tweet about how snack writing can overcome writer's block and procrastination; that the BSI are offering travel grants to attend the ECI2018; VALIDATE Co-Director Helen Fletcher talking to F1000 for World TB Day "We need world leaders to take responsibility and commit to tackling tuberculosis"; a global leprosy assembly; and the good news that TB rates have fallen in the UK this year. Follow us @NetworkVALIDATE to easily keep up to date on the news and views in our field.


Happy Easter to those members who celebrate it this weekend!


Published: 28 March 2018 

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