Funded VALIDATE Fellowships


VALIDATE Fellowships are competitively awarded to excellent Early Career Researcher (Associate) Members to fund two years' independent scientific research with the aim of producing initial/pilot data, and a funding and experience track record, that can be used by the Fellow to go on to obtain independent external funding and launch their career as a Principal Investigator and/or Group Leader. Find out more about our VALIDATE Fellows and their research below.



Nastassja Kriel


Dr Nastassja Kriel

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Identifying persister Mycobacterium tuberculosis biosignatures

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Cristian Segura-Cerda

Dr Cristian Segura-Cerda

CIATEJ, Mexico

Evaluation of the efficacy of BCGΔBCG1419c vaccination plus a booster of EsxG/EsxH-derived peptides to prevent tuberculosis progression caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains prevalent in Latin America

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Jomien Mouton


Dr Jomien Mouton

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Identification of latency associated antigens and biosignatures associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Rachel Tanner


Dr Rachel Tanner

University of Oxford, UK

Characterising the BCG-induced antibody response to inform the design of improved vaccines against M.tuberculosis, M.leprae and M.bovis

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