Weekly round-up #83

Vaccine Vial and Syringe

Weekly round-up #83

Less than 2 months to go now until our 2019 ECR workshop, Annual Meeting and BSI co-hosted Scientific Conference! Places at all three events are filling up, so register sooner rather than later to avoid missing out! Follow the link here to our annual meeting webpage in order to register.


We've had some new members joining this week, so welcome to:

  • Investigators: Samantha Sampson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and Christine Petersen (University of Iowa, USA).
  • Associates: Kiran Afshan (Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan) and Ismail Tukur (Zamfara State Primary Health Care Board, Nigeria).
  • Affiliates: Yerbanga Serge (Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé, Burkina Faso), Olubukola Adelakun (Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Nigeria), Mohammad Ali (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh) and Joshua Labadah (University of Ghana, Ghana).


Find all 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 further 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 other upcoming events 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 addressing the barriers in obtaining a visa for LMIC members attending global health events; take a look at an open access journal that's publishing articles on lung health and tuberculosis; a PowerPoint guide on how to write abstracts that capture your audience; USAID announced a 5 year, $300 million commitment to the fight against TB; an interesting image of a sand fly infected with Leishmania from a Gnatwork-funded transformative science project; Madhukar Pai's suggestions on future TB conferences; an article on how counsellors gently engage new parents before their doubts on vaccines harden into certainty; and a graphic showing what % of each country disagrees that vaccines are safe. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 7 August 2019