Category: News

A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions

A global event to spark action to transform food systems to avert a food and climate crisis in the time of COVID-19 A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions is a full-day, around-the-world virtual relay event that starts in Australia…

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Student animators tell the story behind new plant health film

Julia Vaccina Makar and Kye Ottley are second year BA (Hons) Animation students at The University of The West of England (UWE). As part of the course, students have the opportunity to become involved in a ‘live brief’ – working with actual clients…

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New animated film marks International Year of Plant Health 2020

Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle, UK. The network’s focus is bringing together world-class researchers to find ways of tackling…

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Reflections on a bioinformatics training course funded by CONNECTED

Rose Tafadzwa Masekesa is a CONNECTED network member who wrote this blog having successfully applied for CONNECTED funding to attend a bioinformatics course which began in January 2020 at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. As an avid molecular virologist, my passions lie…

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Sneak preview: the 2020 CONNECTED animation

The CONNECTED Network is delighted to again this year be working with student animators from The University of The West of England and their tutors, to create a brand new 90-second animated film. We are pleased to share some advance visuals from this…

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Innovative science communication coaching by video conference

19 early career researcher network members in 10 countries have taken part in, or been awarded places to, innovative science communication coaching sessions delivered by video-conference. The CONNECTED Network piloted the sessions in January 2020 and, following positive feedback from participants (see below),…

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Network members funded to attend bioinformatics training

Meet two of our network members who successfully applied for CONNECTED funding to attend a leading bioinformatics course at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala: • Rose Tafadzwa Masekesa from The University of Zimbabwe, and • Leke Walter Nkeabeng from The Institute of Agricultural…

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‘Our plants; Our future’: a two-day conference supported by CONNECTED

The CONNECTED Virus Network is proud to support ‘Our plants; Our future’, a two-day scientific conference being held in London, UK, at the Royal Society. It marks the International Year of Plant Health 2020, and will showcase the best of UK plant health…

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“Protecting Plant Health in a changing world” conference

The first International Plant Health Conference will be convened in Helsinki on 5-8 October 2020 on the theme “Protecting Plant Health in a Changing World”. Hosted by the government of Finland, the Conference will be one of the key events of the International…

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The case for renewal of CONNECTED: network members speak

CONNECTED is a fixed-term project, funded by the UK government until December 2020. If the growing 1,400-plus member network is going to continue to extend its influence, renewal of the project into 2021 and beyond is vital. The network’s members are its greatest…

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