Weekly round-up #54

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Weekly round-up #54


December is almost upon us, which means that our quarterly newsletter will be released soon with a summary of VALIDATE's activities in the past few months, our open calls and what members can expect in the coming year - make sure to keep an eye out for it!


We would like to say a big thank you to RSTMH for featuring us in their newsletter - find out more about what they do and how you can get involved with them here



Microbiology Society Travel Grants - Up to £750 for Microbiology Society members to travel and present at scientific or education meetings - deadline 1 Dec 2018

More external funding opportunities can be found on our website.


Training Opportunities:

UCT Grant proposal and scientific paper writing workshop - 25-27 Jan 2019 - deadline 7 Dec 2018

Check out the training opportunities page for information about even more opportunities.



Abstract submission for 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health (ECTMIH) in Sep 2019 is now open - deadline 1 Feb 2019

Our events page has information about any upcoming external events that we have spotted.


Job Opportunities

Take a look at our website for further jobs and positions that are currently available.



Global, regional, and national burden of tuberculosis, 1990–2016: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2016 Study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Our publications page lists all of the papers that we have spotted that could be relevant to or have been published by our members.



On Twitter this week: read about the current state of R&D for diseases that are critical in LMICs; if you are based at the University of Cape Town sign up for a three-day interactive grant application and scientific paper writing workshop; Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar has published an article in the NYTimes on the question of "Why don't we have vaccines against everything?"; read Prof Heidi Larson's 5-point plan to build vaccine confidence in The Lancet; take a look at a firsthand account of a mother with an immunocompromised daughter who was exposed to measles; find out ten simple rules for collaboratively writing a multi-authored paper; an article in The Guardian newspaper highlights that London is still the TB capital of Europe; Fernando T Maestre writes in Nature about how PIs can move towards making their lab a happy, productive environment; and read an article in The Lancet by Prof Heidi Larson about the state of vaccine confidence in Europe.

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Published: 28 November 2018