Weekly round-up #47

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Weekly round-up #47


Heading into October there are lots of opportunities available to VALIDATE members. We would like to welcome to the Network:


New Associates: Dr Julen Tomás Cortázar (University College Dublin, Ireland); Dr Eduardo Milton Ramos Sanchez (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)

New Affiliates: Thatcha Yimthin (Mahidol University, Brazil); Mariateresa Coppola (Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands)


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



  • BBSRC International Flexible Exchange Programme - for projects of up to 12 months in duration, which involve international people exchanges between UK academic institutions and user organisations that operate within countries on the DAC list - deadline Oct 16

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:

  • Master LIVE 2019 - Erasmus+ Mundus Joint Master Degree “Leading International Vaccinology Education” 2 year programme - opens Nov 2018
  • BactiVac Grant Writing Workshop, 19 March 2019 - A fast-paced introduction to grant writing - funding for 25 places available from BactiVac - deadline 6 Jan 2018

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 11 October!


Job Opportunities



Phase 2b Controlled Trial of M72/AS01E Vaccine to Prevent Tuberculosis by VALIDATE members Monde Muyoyeta and Thomas G Evans and collaborators in The New England Journal of Medicine


Speeding Access to Vaccines and Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Case for Change and a Framework for Optimized Product Market Authorization In PLOS One


Let us know if you have a paper published so that we can tell all our members about it.


On twitter this week: make sure to check out the TB Vaccine Development Pathway developed by TBVI and AERAS; TB MAC is offering a limited number of bursaries for their "Introduction to Modelling" course; "The rise of leishmaniasis in the twenty-first century" - a commentary by Peter Hotez in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; the website of AfriKADI, a consortium to find improved treatment and diagnostic tools for visceral leishmaniasis, is now live; registration for the BactiVac Network 2nd Annual Meeting is now open; world leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to end TB at the UN General Assembly; a NY Times article on the need for journals to publish negative results; read a guide on writing good transitions in articles on The Open Notebook; and Christopher Grundner calls for the need to fund basic research in order to fight TB in a PLOS Biology article.

Follow us on Twitter @NetworkVALIDATE to keep up to date.


Published: 3 October 2018