Month: November 2019

Developing strategies to control diseases that reduce groundnut production

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Young African scientists can make an impact: reflections on The 2019 Grand Challenges meeting

Two African early career researchers who attended the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Ethiopia in late October 2019, have been reflecting on their experiences and learning from the event. Richard Wyatt, CONNECTED Communications Officer, caught up with them soon after their return from…

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Training Vouchers: second round successful applications

Below you can read a list of those who successfully applied for a CONNECTED Training Voucher, during the second round of the scheme, which allowed early career researchers from any country to seek a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000.

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Predicting the spread of plant viruses under different environmental scenarios

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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CONNECTED training: a massive opportunity for our career development

This blog was written by Mr. John Oladokun, Mr. Mohamad Halabi and Ms. Parinda Barua, three members of the CONNECTED Network, who successfully applied for CONNECTED Training Voucher funding If you are an early career researcher (ECR) looking for a group to discuss…

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New training opportunity: funded places on Bioinformatics course

CONNECTED is pleased to open another new training opportunity to our network members… We will fully fund two places on a bioinformatics course in Sweden. The course starts on 20 January 2020, so the application window is a small one, closing on 28…

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Identifying and characterising plant viruses that damage Zimbabwe’s cucurbit production

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Identifying the cause of a new disease threatenening Ghana’s cabbage crops

This is one of a series of articles about research projects which are funded by CONNECTED in Phase 2 of its pump-prime funding programme. To read more articles about these Phase 2 projects use this link. A full set of articles about projects…

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Two network members’ excitement for the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

Two African early career researchers who are members of the CONNECTED Network attended the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in late October 2019. Sergine Ngatat, from Cameroon, and Tendekai Mahlanza, from South Africa, travelled to Ethiopia for the event, which took place in Addis…

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Vector-borne plant virus training features in new seven-minute film

A group of African early career researchers feature in a new short film about vector-borne plant viruses that devastate crops in Sub-Saharan African countries. The seven-minute film focuses on the ground-breaking Virus-Vector Vice-Versa training course for early career researchers, run by the CONNECTED…

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