Weekly round-up #158

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weekly round up


VALIDATE Weekly Round-up #158 is once again chock full details of upcoming events, training, funding, publications and news important to our members.


BCG100 for Schools - 11 May 2021 - Spread the Word

Last week we officially launched BCG100, our programme of events and online activities celebrating the centenary of the BCG vaccine that has protected millions against tuberculosis. A major part of this programme will be our BCG100 for Schools talks, where VALIDATE members talk about their research and careers in STEM to schoolkids. Our first event will be on 11 May, so please do publicise the talk to any children and/or schools that you know who might be interested in learning more about 'Journeys in science: Pathways to becoming wildlife researchers'. Find out more at www.validate-network.org/bcg100-for-schools.

Your own schools event?

We have already had requestions from teachers for us to provide similar events in June and July 2021. Outreach with young people is a valuable part of any researchers' work - we want to inspire the next generation (and get out the correct facts around vaccines) - so please get in touch with the VALIDATE Team (validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk) ASAP if you would like to hold your own VALIDATE event for students.

Discuss BCG100 on the VALIDATE Hub

If you have any thoughts and ideas for BCG100, whether that be schools events or any other activity, join the discussion on the BCG100 channel of the VALIDATE Hub.



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

Training Opportunities and Events:

VALIDATE also has an exciting series of upcoming events including seminars and workshops and there are more opportunities that can be found on our Training and Events pages.


Job Opportunities:

    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:

    Nature Careers shared an article discussing the lack of feedback from grant providers, while the Jenner House Museum and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre both promoted our 'BCG Then and Now' upcoming public talk. For international Women’s Day the “I” had an all-women front page dominated by vaccine researcher Prof Sarah Gilbert, Gigagen celebrated its female team members, and we shared the video of our latest VALIDATE for Schools event. GAVI reported on COVID vaccines being delivered by drones in Ghana, TB World Daily shared a report on the dangerous TB situation in the Western Cape, South Africa, and Medical Xpress highlighted an article explaining how ancient DNA has revealed how TB shaped the human immune system. Following VALIDATE on Twitter is the best way to keep update to date with all this and more: @NetworkVALIDATE.


    Published: 10 March 2021