Weekly round-up #98

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Weekly round-up #98

If you would like a mentor in 2020, you will be glad to hear that our mentoring call is now open for all post-doc and early-stage principal investigator members to apply! Find out how a mentor could benefit your career and research, details on how to apply, and a list of our available mentors, on our website. The deadline for applications is the 27th of January 2020 with the mentoring relationship running from March 2020 to February 2021.


We've also added some fantastic videos from our 2019 events, including the 2nd Early Career Researcher Workshop, 3rd Annual Meeting and VALIDATE-BSI Conference, to the VALIDATE YouTube Channel. Do take a look and see what we got up to this year (and whether we managed to snap you if you were at these events!). A big thank you to the network members who gallantly allowed us to interview them about VALIDATE and include these clips in our videos - you all did a brilliant job!


Find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.


Training Opportunities:

Nothing new this week, but take a look at our training opportunities page for 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: The EU Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis, explains why he will always be a vaccine advocate; The Lancet Infectious Diseases' December issue is now online; a Q&A with Prof Heidi Larson on vaccine hesitancy; advice on writing the methods chapter of your PhD and tips for writing the discussion and conclusion of your PhD; Nature discusses correctly using statistical significance in scientific research; Chris Smith at LSE shares six academic writing habits that will boost productivity; the Daily Mail picks up the bovine TB paper above and discusses this as a solution to the UK badger cull; and W. Henry Boom and a USA/Uganda team receive a $30-million NIH grant to accelerate TB vaccine development. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 4 December 2019