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
- EPSRC Building a Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Community. Deadline: 14 February.
- NERC call for applicants to attend the Global Food Security programme Policy Lab in a three-day workshop on 19-21 March in London. Deadline: 19 February.
- BBSRC funding call on the determinants of food choice for healthy and sustainable diets. Deadline: 19 February.
Reports and events
- ODI: Holding the keys – humanitarian access and local organisations
- The Lancet: Development of vaccines against Zika virus
- Internews: Social Media in Afghanistan – Users and Engagement
- ODI: Violence against women and girls and resilience
- Aidforum Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa, webinar on 7 February.
- Royal Academy of Engineering Inclusive Prosperity and Wellbeing in the Context of Mass Displacement, in Kigali on 11 – 14 February.
- UCL-AHRI Symposium: Towards HIV and TB elimination in South Africa in London on 12 February.
- The Royal Society Understanding images in biological and computer vision in London on 19 -20 February.
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