Welcome to Connected

CONNECTED is a Vector-borne Disease Network awarded to the University of Bristol, UK. It is funded by the UK government Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which supports research on global issues affecting developing countries. The Network Director is Professor Gary Foster (University of Bristol) and the Co-Director is Professor Neil Boonham (Newcastle University).

CONNECTED aims to build a sustainable Network of international scientists and researchers to address the challenges of vector-borne plant viruses in Africa.

Network members will forge new links and consolidate existing ones to provide the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach essential for tackling vector-borne disease.

A key objective is to enable Network members to successfully apply for research funding. To facilitate this, CONNECTED will provide pump-prime funding for a wide range of short term research projects which will be used as the basis for future funding applications with national and international funding organisations.

The Network will work together with funders, farmers, stakeholders and policy makers.

Anyone with an interest in plant virus vector-borne disease can become a Network member.

Come and join us!

Recent News

Africa launch conference full to capacity

19 April 2018

The CONNECTED virus project Africa Launch Conference in Uganda (7-9 May) has proved so popular that the conference is now full to capacity, and we are unfortunately unable to accept further registrations. The two-day training workshop for Early Career Researchers, taking place immediately… Read more

Keynote speakers confirmed for CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference

16 April 2018

With preparations for the CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference well under way, details of keynote speakers are being confirmed. On Monday 7 May, the first of the three days of the Uganda conference, there will be keynote research-focused presentations from • Dr Titus Alicai,… Read more

Find out more about CONNECTED by watching these videos

12 April 2018

People interested in finding out more about the CONNECTED project can now do so by watching a series of short interview clips with some of those involved. Interviewees include • Project Director Prof. Gary Foster • Co-Director Prof. Neil Boonham • Prof. Nicola… Read more

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Recent Events

Kampala ECR Training Workshop

00:00 on 10th May 2018 at

ECR Training Workshop: Kampala on 10th – 11th May 2018 Immediately following our Africa Launch Conference we will host a two-day training course for Early Career Research Network Members in Kampala. This will focus on leadership & management skills, grant and paper writing. Registration for… Read more

Africa Launch Conference

00:00 on 07th May 2018 at

The Africa Launch Conference of the CONNECTED Network will take place in Kampala, Uganda from  7 – 9 May 2018 It will be hosted by Dr Titus Alicai, from the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) and Professor Neil Boonham, CONNECTED Deputy Director from… Read more

Plant and Agricultural Sciences Fellowship event

09:00 on 26th February 2018 at The School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol

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