Weekly round-up #180

welcome aug


We are back after a two-week summer vacation from Weekly Round-ups. Despite the lack of WRUs, VALIDATE and its members have been very busy.

Welcoming our newest members

Our ever-growing community welcomes 15 new members from all over the world and we are happy to add Sweden and Libya to the list of VALIDATE countries.

Network Affiliates

Network Associates

  • Mr Lam Nguyen Ho is a Lecturer at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Dr Sarah Nyangu is a Clinical research fellow at the CIDRZ, Zambia
  • Dr Nastassja Kriel is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Dr Paul Akinduti is a Lecturer and researcher at the Microbiology Unit of the Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, Ethiopia

Network Investigators 

  • Dr Chris Sundling Dr Chris Sundling is a Researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Professor Sarah Fortune is the John LaPorte Given Professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA

Reminder - VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021 - Register today!

As we mentioned in the last Weekly Round-up, VALIDATE's next annual meeting will be taking place online, across three days: 15 September14 October, and 16 November. We are still adding to the 2021 programme but you can find out more and register for one, two or all of the days on the Annual Meeting 2021 webpage - www.validate-network.org/annual-meeting-2021



You can find a list of all relevant external funding we've spotted for our members on our external funding page.

    Training Opportunities and Events:

    Find more training and events opportunities 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:

    It has been a busy two weeks on Twitter and we now have more than 1,000 followers!

    We promoted our Annual Meeting and shared the British Society for Immunology’s new public engagement resource. Write that PhD Had some advice for drafting grant applications, a guide to statistics and a free 108-page e-book to help design research and your study off to a successful start. Nature Careers discussed teaching science to non-native speakers of English, the findings of their survey of postdocs and shared 5 online tools that aim to save researchers time and trouble. Hugh Kearns had some advice for “Snack Writing” and CRNS published an article on 100 years of BGC. Member Cynthia Diaz celebrated the participation of VALIDATE members at ALAM2021 and the UCL TB unit shared the video of their BCG centenary symposium. Gavi has an excellent article on clinical trials and vaccine safety, and the BSI will spend the next few weeks talking about their career enhancement grant. We shared the WHO’s catalogue of tuberculosis mutations, congratulated VALIDATE member Dr Justice Boakye-Appiah for winning the St George's Innovation Award and shared The Scientist article on “What you need to know about Melioidosis”. Follow @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter for all this and more - and take part in BCG100 by using the hashtag #BCG100.


    Published: 18 August 2021