Weekly round-up #84

Networking Around the Globe

Weekly round-up #84

There is less than 1 month to go now to register for our 2019 ECR workshop, Annual Meeting and BSI co-hosted Scientific Conference! The registration deadline is the 6th of September 2019. With places filling fast, go to our Annual Meeting Webpage to find out full details and register.


VALIDATE is still recruiting for a postdoctoral computational biologist, bioinformatician, mathematician, statistician or epidemiologist with an interest in immunology (experience in immunology would be a plus). You will be responsible for generating additional learnings and outputs from the data held by our members worldwide – for instance, comparing different data sets across pathogens, or across different species. You will look for data synergies and differences, generate new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications (on which you will be an author). In addition, you will engage with our Network researchers to encourage sharing of published and unpublished data via the VALIDATE Data Portal, which you will manage with support from the staff at Oxford University’s Big Data Institute. The application deadline for this post is 12:00pm (UK Time) on the 28th August 2019. For more details, or to apply - check out the job webpage.


Find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

There are no new training opportunities this week, but take a look at our training opportunities page (and resources page) for all the ideas we have for developing your career.



No new external events this week, take a look at our events page for all the 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: Find out about the economical and sociological effects of multidrug-resistant TB in a TB Alliance article; the Global Fund Board is seeking independent experts in TB, HIV, malaria and more to review funding applications on their Technical Review Panel; take a look at our sister GCRF Network IVVN's highlights video, recapping what they've achieved over the past year; an article by Prof. Jayne Hope as she discusses the diseases of cattle; a PhD examiner's top 25 tips for PhD students in writing a thesis; read an article on the victims of not vaccinating; Prof Jean van den Elsen and Asel Sartvaeva are working on a promising TB vaccine that can be protected from heat damage; Karen Burns talks about 10 things she wishes she had known as a woman entering academic medicine; Rachel Strohm has updated her list of scholarships obtained by African students; Dr Martin Broadstock gives us an insight into what he enjoys about being an MRC Programme Manager; an interesting article in Nature discusses meeting the challenges of research across Africa; explore an interactive infographic on the state of vaccination; and big congratulations to VALIDATE member Simon Kimuda who is amongst the newest Crick African Network Fellows. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 14 August 2019