Weekly round-up #76

Formal networking

Weekly round-up #76


Following a break from the round-up last week, there are plenty of events, funding and other highlights to catch up on here at VALIDATE. 


A gentle reminder that registration for our 2019 ECR workshop, Annual Meeting and BSI co-hosted Scientific Conference is ongoing! Places at all three events are limited, so register asap. Importantly, the deadline for both Abstract submissions and Travel Scholarship applications is the 17 July - for further details and to apply for all the above, click here.


The 6th VALIDATE Newsletter went live last week, so do take a look at this summary of all the activities and events of interest in our field and at VALIDATE over the last 3 months, and some of those upcoming in 2019.


We've had new members joining VALIDATE in the last few weeks, so a warm welcome to:

Associates: Sirjan Bastola (Nepal Polytechnic Institute, Nepal), Godwin Kwakye-Nuako (UCC School of Medical Sciences, Ghana) and congratulations to Stanley Onuoha (Ebonyi State University, Nigeria) who has upgraded from Affiliate to Associate.


Affiliates: Praveen Rai (Central University of Rajasthan, India) and Daniel Campion (Nomad Travel, Ireland).


Find other funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

No new training opportunities spotted this week, but take a look at our training opportunities page for ideas for your career development.



And, of course, the VALIDATE 3rd Annual Meeting and open Science Conference in London 1-3 Oct 2019.

Visit our events page for all the events coming up in our field.


Job Opportunities

To view all the vacancies in our field visit our job webpage.



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 fortnight: read an article on why early protection is crucial in fighting TB infection; an interesting report on VALIDATE members Paul Brett and Mary Burtnick's Melioidosis research, which has been awarded $4.1 million from DTRA; take a look at roadmaps created for developing candidate vaccines for Bovine TB by STAR-IDAZ; check out a series of tips on how to write clearly as a graduate student; UNAIDS reports that there is mixed progress towards 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75%; a great example of innovative technology with colour changing vaccines vials that show if temperature is too high or for too long; exciting news as PLOS Medicine adds new articles to their tools & strategies collection for tuberculosis diagnosis, care and elimination; read about how TB is spreading in Papua New Guinea and how it's threatening to destabilize the entire Asia Pacific; take a look at the WHO's Leprosy data visualisation tool to learn about the location and frequency of new cases; read about Dr Anil Kumar's vision of an India without Leprosy; view an informative slideshow 'What do we really know about BCG' by student Sam Abbott; and how Microsoft's AI for Earth Grant will be supporting AI algorithms to predict the spread of diseases such as TB based on climate conditions, air quality and population density.


All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 19 June 2019