Weekly round-up #156


Welcome our new members



weekly round up

Welcome to VALIDATE Weekly Round-up #156. We are very pleased to welcome our newest members:

VALIDATE Investigators:

VALIDATE Associates:

VALIDATE Affiliates:

  • Dr Ingrid Cabrera Puig - TB Vaccine Project Manager at the University of Oxford, UK
  • Miss Sumaya Mohayideen - Research Assistant at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, Ghana
  • Nisha Makan - Medical doctor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • David Smith - Moredun Fellow at the Moredun Research Institute, UK
  • Wan Chen - PhD Student at the Moredun Research Institute, UK

If you find these profiles interesting and would like to start a conversation with one of our new (or existing) members, why not use the “@” feature in The VALIDATE Hub Collaboration Channel to get in touch.

Update your profile

We encourage all of our members to check on their VALIDATE profile from time to time and let us know what needs to be updated or if you have anything to add. You can find your profile on the VALIDATE Network Members page and update us via email - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


Reminder -  Workshops!

We mentioned last week that we have the Grant Writing Workshop -taking place 13:00 GMT today. If you have yet to register, email validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.and the team will see what they can do. 

There is still plenty of time to register for the Research Project & Grant Management for Researchers on 17 March 2021.


You can find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

    Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have a paper you would like to add.

    Highlights on Twitter this week:

    The Cambridge Network reported that Actiphage developed a test for tuberculosis that has won the BVA Innovation Award 2021, we joined the Coolest Hotspot in celebrating Prof Charles Gauthier joining VALIDATE, and the European Research Council shared details of the €1.9 billion in Horizon EU they are making available. The IMPALA Network will be tweeting pictures of their women scientists across Africa between Women and Girls in Science Day and International Women’s Day. The BBC produced a video with the Royal Society imagining what the world would be like without vaccines, Eureka Alert published an article shedding light on a study that could explain “the tuberculosis bacteria paradox”, and Global Humanitarian Engagement published an article about the depleted stocks of TB medication and BCG in North Korea. Easily keep up to date with all things VALIDATE on Twitter - @NetworkVALIDATE.


    Published: 24 February 2021