Weekly round-up #39

Weekly round-up #39

We've had plenty of new members over the last few weeks, so welcome to VALIDATE to: 


New Investigators: Prof Giorgio Colombo (University of Pavia, Italy), Prof Miguel Valvano (Queen's University Belfast, UK), Asst Prof Jackie Cliff (LSHTM, UK), Assoc Prof Katalin Wilkinson (The Francis Crick Institute, UK), Assoc Prof Paul Brett (University of Nevada, USA), Assoc Prof Mary Burtnick (University of Nevada, USA), Asst Prof Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai (Khon Kaen University, Thailand), Prof Martino Bolognesi (University of Milano, Italy), Dr Lydia Mosi (University of Ghana, Ghana), and Dr John McGiven (APHA, UK).


New Associates: Prof Gobena Ameni (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), Dr John Pearl (University of Leicester, UK), Dr Anita Milicic (University of Oxford, UK), Dr Andrew White (PHE, UK), Dr Lok Bahadur Shrestha (BPKIHS, Nepal), and Dr Rosalyn Casey (University of Surrey, UK).


New Affiliates: Dr Nana Williams (ISGlobal, Spain), Ceri-Wyn Thomas (BBSRC, UK), Assoc Prof Uli Strych (Baylor College of Medicine, USA), Abdurahman Muse (University of Ibadan, Nigeria / MoLAH, Somalia), Joséphine Badiane (IRESSEF, Senegal) and Robert Shey (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium / University of Buea, Cameroon).


You can read all about their research interests in our members' directory.


Other news this week:




For these and many, many more current funding calls, check out our external funding list.




Don't forget to put the VALIDATE 2nd Annual Meeting in your diary for 6-7 November 2018 (plus a workshop on the 5th for our Associate and student members) - more details to follow soon on our website.


Job Opportunities:


Papers of interest:

Do let us know when you publish any papers so we can flag them to our members.


On Twitter this week we've spotted: Wellcome-funded researchers can use the SpringerNature Data Support service to make the data underpinning your studies more discoverable and usable; an infographic on the many benefits of vaccines to communities - not just the number of lives they save; the annual WHO-UNICEF immunisation data showing that 4.6 million more infants were vaccinated in 2017 compared to 2010 - but 19.9 million children still miss out; a great TB facts infographic by the Stop TB Partnership - see this and more at their TB advocacy website; applications have opened for the Newton Bhabha PhD placement programme for Indian/UK PhD scholars to spend 4 months at another institute; how Irish scientists have discovered a distinct immune response system in newborn babies, which could influence vaccination schedules; a look at how many people die each year from TB by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health who disagree with WHO estimates; the challenges of cold chain for vaccine distribution; and a F1000Research blog article by VALIDATE Associate Rachel Tanner and her collaborator Sally Hayward discussing their recent paper on the biological and social influences affecting UK tuberculosis incidence. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE.


Published: 18 July 2018