What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 02/02/2018

2 February, 2018

Announcements and News

  • International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced new UK aid research into ‘super-crops’, being carried out by CGIAR – gov.uk
  • AHRC poll voted Chris Packham’s Fingers in the Sparkle Jar as UK’s favourite nature book – AHRC
  • Business Secretary announces £184 million investment in doctoral training – EPSRC
  • EPSRC and NIHR have announced £16m to fund 15 projects which will develop new technologies to tackle international health challenges – EPSRC
  • Wellcome Trust has launched a new, international expert group, SEDRIC (Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium) to help transform the way countries are able to track, share and analyse information about the rise and spread of infections – Wellcome Trust
  • MRC and Wellcome Trust funded researchers have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes – MRC
  • Government Office for Science has launched a Data Science Accelerator Programme for analysts and aspiring data scientists from across the public sector, including central and local government – Government Office for Science


Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Celebrating 70 years of global health research in The Gambia – MRC
  • 3 issues to watch in global health in 2018 – STAT
  • Three Ways the African Union Can Fight Corruption in Agriculture, and Win – Malabo Montpellier Panel
  • Working ‘on the ground’ to tackle diphtheria in Rohingya – LSHTM
  • Third party monitoring in volatile environments – do the benefits outweigh the risks? – 3ie

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