Weekly round-up #190


Updates to the Management Team, NMB and SAB

It's an exciting time for VALIDATE as we welcome new members of our team and thank those who are moving on. 

The Management Team

VALIDATE would like to offer a huge thank you to Prof Helen Fletcher for all her work making VALIDATE what it is today as Co-Director since 2017. Helen will remain an integral part of VALIDATE as an Investigator.

  • You can find out more about the VALIDATE Management Team here.

The Network Management Board

We would like to welcome new members to the NMB Dr Manabu Ato, Assoc Prof Narisara Chantratita, Dr Adelaida Gomez, and Assoc Prof Siobhán McClean.

A big thank you to our outgoing members who have contributed hugely to VALIDATE’s success: Prof Tracy Hussell, Dr Jomien Mouton, Prof Jo Prior, and Dr Rachel Tanner

  • You can find more about the NMB here.

The Scientific Advisory Board

A warm welcome to Prof Jenefer Blackwell and Prof Allan Saul, who will be joining Dr Jelle Thole on our SAB.

A further big thank you to departing SAB members Profs Tom Solomon and Nicolas Fasel for all their work and stellar advice on our SAB since 2017.

  • You can find more about the SAB here.



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:

    In light of the recent increase in global tuberculosis deaths, we shared an important article about the need for an ambitious TB recovery plan and a piece about a recent US Melioidosis outbreak tied to scent bottles (another piece being shared by member Alfredo Torres).  Oxford Immunotech shared a video about how vaccines work, Nature careers continued their All About Mentoring series with a podcast episode “How COVID-19 changed scientific mentoring”, and WritethatPhD shared a framework to help doctoral students understand examiner expectations. Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


    Published: 27 October 2021