The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Weekly round-up #153
Weekly Round-up #153
Welcome to Weekly Round-up #153. It's packed with the usual updates about funding, events and the latest publications our members will find interesting and useful. We have also had a very busy week celebrating World NTD Day and World Leprosy Day – find out more on this in the Twitter section below.
VALIDATE Video – 'A Vaccine for Leprosy?'
As part of our activities marking World NTD Day and World Leprosy Day, VALIDATE Comms Coordinator Blakeley Nixon and VALIDATE Associate Dr Hua Wang produced a short YouTube video about Leprosy, aiming to raise awareness about this devastating disease in the general public. In the video Hua talks about leprosy and it's continued impact in the world today, how it can be tackled, and how VALIDATE is supporting research towards a vaccine. Do watch this great video below - and please share it as widely as possible with your colleagues and friends to help us raise awareness that leprosy is, sadly, still afflicting >200,000 people every year.
Your own VALIDATE video?
Our Leprosy Video is open-access and it is our hope that it will be a helpful tool for outreach and public engagement work for all our members, so please feel free to use it. We plan to follow up this video with further explainers for leishmaniasis, melioidosis and tuberculosis. If this sounds like a project you would like to get involved with, get in in touch with the VALIDATE team (VALIDATE@ndm.ox.ac.uk).
NIBSC PhD Studentships - Collaborative, multi-institutional 3-year PhD studentships offer an opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in biological medicines - deadline 17 February 2021
Translational Biomedical Research Award - The proposed research must have a justifiable claim to be at the leading edge of international science and must be led by a clearly identified Principal Applicant - deadline 18 February 2021
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships - Offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world – 23 March 2021