Weekly round-up #167



Yesterday, over 50 school students joined VALIDATE members Michele Miller and Wynand Goosen for BCG100 for Schools: Pathways to becoming wildlife researchers. Michele and Wynand talked about their exciting careers paths, their research tracking and combatting wildlife TB in South Africa, and explained why one should always make sure a buffalo is fully sedated before approaching.

You can watch and share the video, which is now up on our YouTube channel (along with many of our previous events). 

Why not hold your own school’s event?

If you would be happy to chat with school students from anywhere in the World, VALIDATE would be happy to help facilitate a similar event, so get in touch – validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.



This is only a small selection of the external funding we have listed and you can find more on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

More opportunities can be found on our Training and Events pages.

Job Opportunities:

There are many more relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.



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

Highlights on Twitter this week:

We shared a very useful resource disseminating information about melioidosis to the public, researchers and policymakers, the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University live-tweeted our BCG100 for Schools event and we continued our #BCG100Facts with some evocative paintings from Edvard Munch and Cristóbal Rojas. Nature Careers had some advice on starting a PhD in the pandemic and how philosophy can help scientists whilst Write that PhD had some advice on structuring a good manuscript. TB News Daily had an excellent infographic comparing the resources given to COVID vs TB vaccines and Eliminate TB shared information on COVID vaccine supply chains that might be relevant to tuberculosis.

Following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter is the best way to keep up to date. You can also take part in BCG100 by using the hashtag #BG100


Published: 12 May 2021