Weekly round-up #44

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 validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk. You can also find out more about her and the VALIDATE Management team here.



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


Training Opportunities:

Lots of other training ideas for members are listed on our training opportunities page



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!


Job Opportunities



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 

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