Weekly round-up #97

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Weekly round-up #97


We would like to begin this week by announcing the awardees of our most recent funding calls!


Firstly, our seventh round of VALIDATE Training Grants has been awarded, with congratulations to Dr Fatoumatta Darboe (MRC Unit, The Gambia), who will be attending the EMBL-EBI summer school in bioinformatics, and Dr Victoria Humbert (University of Southampton, UK), who will be taking part in a laboratory exchange at UFMG, Brazil.


Secondly, our fourth round of VALIDATE Pump-Priming Grants have been selected, so congratulations to:

To read about these eight exciting projects, click here.


  • MRC Health Systems Research Initiative Call 7 - To generate world-class and cutting-edge research that addresses key questions on strengthening and improving health systems in LMICs - outline stage call deadline 21 Jan 2020

Find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

Take a look at our training opportunities page for further ideas for your career development.



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 week: Advice for researchers completing a literature review; a collaboration between Biofabri, IAVI and SATVI on clinical trial of TB vaccine candidate MTBVAC in South African adults; a growing number of funders are awarding grants partly through lottery; Infolep has announced the new and improved version of their open access leprosy information website; VALIDATE member Hua Wang discusses how his post-doc helped him prepare to set up his own research group; the Working Scientist podcast find out how PhD programmes can become more flexible, collaborative and rewarding; Nature discusses how many students are dissatisfied with their mentorship; and Colorado State University has received $1.2 million in NIH funding to advance work on a new TB vaccine. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 27 November 2019