Weekly round-up #66

World TB Day

Weekly round-up #66


With World TB Day highlighting this disease and its sufferers across the globe on 24 March 2019, our Director, Prof Helen McShane, spoke to the EU's Horizon Magazine about TB vaccine research and development. At the current rate of decrease it will be 191 years until TB is eliminated, which is not acceptable - we urgently need to accelerate TB vaccine development as a critical tool in this fight and VALIDATE is doing its part. Read about our funded work here.



  • HIC-VAC pump-priming funding - our sister GCRF network supporting human challenge model research for vaccine development - closes 10 May 2019


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Nothing new, but don't forget to hold the date for the VALIDATE 3rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference on 1-3 October 2019, as well as our 2nd ECR workshop on the 30th Sept; further details coming soon.

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Take a look at our publications page for papers of interest by our members and in the fields of our focus pathogens.


Highlights on Twitter this fornight: a RSTMH blog article by VALIDATE members Dr Rebecca Harris and Prof Richard White about the urgent need for new TB vaccines and how to accelerate their development; how VALIDATE member IDRI are using computer simulations to decrease the costs of clinical trials and speed new vaccines; what our members think about VALIDATE in our member opinions video; just 2 weeks left of free access to the Biochemistry and immunology interdisciplinary collection by the Biochemical Society and the British Society for Immunology; Prof Heidi Larson spoke to the BBC World Service about vaccine confidence, autism and the MMR vaccine; how saying yes to 'other things' can expand your career options post-Phd; how the MRC can help your transition from post-doc to independent researcher; Direk Limmathurotsakul discussed his work to improve the official reporting of melioidosis with the American Society for Microbiology; advice on how to write a publishable article; and the launch of HORN's free One Health eLearning materials on One Health concepts and research skills. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 27 March 2019