Weekly round-up #44
The VALIDATE Fellowships for 2018-2020 have now been awarded, so huge congratulations to our two new Fellows Dr Jomien Mouton (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and Dr Rachel Tanner (University of Oxford, UK). You can read about their planned research projects here. As Fellows, Jomien and Rachel will also join our Network Management Board, giving us valuable input from the Early Career Researcher perspective.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Professor Martin Vordermeier for his invaluable contribution to VALIDATE as a member of our NMB over the past year. Martin will be stepping down from the NMB this month and will be replaced by Dr Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos to whom we extend a warm welcome!
Finally, we're excited to say that the VALIDATE Management Team has a new addition - Ellie Mottram has joined us as our new VALIDATE Network Assistant. You can contact her with any queries about VALIDATE at email@example.com. You can also find out more about her and the VALIDATE Management team here.
- Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 2: primer award and late stage - the Biomedical Catalyst is inviting primer and late-stage projects for new healthcare technologies, products and processes - deadline 3 Oct 2018
- MRC Confidence in Concept scheme 2018 - flexible institutional awards for preliminary translational work - deadline 1 Nov 2018
In addition, the call for our Training Grants is still open (closing 29 October) - VALIDATE training grants offer up to £3000 to help VALIDATE Associates take advantage of training opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. This can include (but is not limited to) attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchange, work shadowing, and attendance at an international conference to present a talk. Find out more about these grants here
Don't forget that all relevant external funding opportunities are listed on our website.
- MRC Boards and Panel vacancies - deadline 1 Oct 2018
- BSI Mentoring Scheme - Mentoring scheme for early career researchers - closes 21 Oct 2018
Lots of other training ideas for members are listed on our training opportunities page.
- EuFMD-IVVN workshop: Field evaluation of novel livestock vaccines, Italy - 1 Nov 2018
- CVIG Non-conventional T cells in Health and Disease Meeting, UK - 11 Jan 2019
- BSI Congress 2019, UK (submission of topics for additional parallel sessions deadline is 3 Oct 3028) - 2-5 Dec 2019
Make sure you register to attend the VALIDATE 2nd Annual Meeting being held on 6-7 November 2018 in York - registration closes on 1 October!
- Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases at LSTM, UK - deadline 23 September 2018
- Science Manager for Antimicrobial Resistance at MCR, UK - deadline 27 September 2018
- Research Assistant - Cellular Control of Bacterial Infection at University of Cambridge, UK - deadline 30 September 2018
- Programme Manager (5 positions) at MRC, UK - deadline 1 October 2018
- Programme Manager - Research Funding (Maternity Cover) at NC3Rs, UK - deadline 7 October 2018
- Regional Programme Manager at NC3Rs, UK - deadline 10 October 2018
- Human antimicrobial cytotoxic T lymphocytes, defined by NK receptors and antimicrobial proteins, kill intracellular bacteria in Science Immunology
- Evaluation of Auramine O staining and conventional PCR for leprosy diagnosis: A comparative cross-sectional study from Ethiopia in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Leishmaniasis in The Lancet
- A multi-cohort study of the immune factors associated with M. tuberculosis infection outcomes in Nature
- An evaluation framework for new tests that predict progression from tuberculosis infection to clinical disease in European Respiratory journal
Let us know if you have a paper published so that we can tell all our members about it.
On twitter this week: Visceral leishmaniasis is reported to be on the rise in Brazil; calls for proposals for parallel sessions at the BSI Congress are open; Google has unveiled a search engine for open data; AHRI will be sharing the work of young women in science with #awomanaweek; in Paris 23 countries opened the EU Joint Action on Vaccination; StopTB began a series of interesting articles in the Guardian on “Ending TB”; and Results UK, STOPAIDS, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Global Citizen, TB Alert and ACTSA handed in a letter urging Theresa May to attend the UNHLM. Follow us on Twitter @NetworkVALIDATE to keep up to date.
Published: 12 September 2018