Weekly round-up #58

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Weekly round-up #58


Happy New Year to all of our members! We have many events and new schemes planned for 2019, so make sure you keep up to date with our news throughout the year, both here, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and by reading our quarterly newsletters.



Find more funding opportunities on our website. Don't forget to apply for VALIDATE Training Grants (up to £3000 for training opportunities, Associate post-doctoral researchers only) and Pump-priming grants (up to £50,000 for relevant research projects), application deadline 12 Feb 2019 for both. 


Training Opportunities:

JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches to Science - held 21-24 May in Ispra, Italy - deadline 15 Jan 2019

Check out our training opportunities page for even more opportunities.



All external events that we have spotted are listed on our website.


Job Opportunities

We keep our website updated with relevant job and PhD opportunities.



Iron homeostasis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis is essential for persistence in Scientific Reports

Ticks as potential vectors of Mycobacterium leprae: Use of tick cell lines to culture the bacilli and generate transgenic strains in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Burkholderia pseudomallei ΔtonB Δhcp1 Live Attenuated Vaccine Strain Elicits Full Protective Immunity against Aerosolized Melioidosis Infection by VALIDATE members Daniel Tapia, Alfredo Torres and collaborators in mSphere

Current approaches toward identifying a correlate of immune protection from tuberculosis by VALIDATE members Iman Satti and Helen McShane in Expert Review of Vaccines

Human IFN-γ immunity to mycobacteria is governed by both IL-12 and IL-23 in Science Immunology

Tuberculosis and impaired IL-23–dependent IFN-γ immunity in humans homozygous for a common TYK2missense variant in Science Immunology

Age-targeted tuberculosis vaccination in China and implications for vaccine development: a modelling study by VALIDATE members Tom Evans, Richard White and collaborators in The Lancet Global Health

Next-generation Diagnostics for Melioidosis: Evaluation of a Prototype i-STAT Cartridge to Detect Burkholderia pseudomallei Biomarkers in Clinical Infectious Diseases

All relevant publications by our members and others are listed on our publications page. Let us know when you publish a paper and we will share it with the network!


On Twitter this week: read about why choosing vaccination is one of the best ways to avoid medical intervention; Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, is interviwed about how we can win the fight against some of the world's deadliest diseases, TB included; find out what the EU is doing to promote vaccination; if you are an African reseacher with a PhD degree or equivalent you should check out the opportunities on offer with AfOx; take a look at how the Golden Globes helped to spread the message about the importance of vaccination; read about how a study has identified genetic mutation responsible for TB vulnerability; nominations are now open for the Royal Society Africa Prize - don't forget to nominate colleagues and friends; and an article in Nature discusses how potential vaccines for diseases that mainly affect poorer nations need help getting to market.

Take a look at our twitter feed @NetworkVALIDATE to stay up to date


Published: 9 January 2019