Category: News

Training Grant awardees share their experience

Three of our Training Grant awardees describe their experience at the University of Idaho Biology of Vector-Borne Disease course In June 2021 three of our Network members used their Training Grant awards to attend a Biology of Vector-Borne Disease training course at the…

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Creating the CONNECTED animation: Sam Maxwell explains the creative process

Bristol School of Animation undergraduate Sam Maxwell explains the process of creating his CONNECTED animation This is the third time that CONNECTED has worked with students from the Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England. We have thoroughly…

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New animated film explains how CONNECTED is building capacity

Plant Health: How The CONNECTED Network is Building Capacity in Sub-Saharan African countries A two-minute animated film summarising the value brought to Sub-Saharan African countries by The CONNECTED Virus Network has been launched. The film focuses on: the Network’s capacity-building through training and…

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Brand New CONNECTED Animated Film Premiere

A brand new short animated film about The CONNECTED Network will be premiered to Network members on Thursday 17 June. The two-minute film focuses on the Network’s capacity-building through training and research funding enabling networking between researchers, and the importance of the continuation…

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Join the CONNECTED Online Seminar Series: Thursday 17 June

The third of the 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 17 June (10.30 – 12 noon, UK time), with two presentations,  opportunities for Questions and Answers, and for networking. The speakers and topics will be: Dr. James Legg International…

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A Primer on the Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data for Detection of Plant Viruses

High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) is an important tool in diagnostic work, enabling the identification of unknown viruses within samples, and so a new freely available review article will be of interest to many of our Network members. It summarises: the steps involved in…

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Successful applications for CONNECTED Training Grants

Below are details of the 11 people who were successful in their application for a CONNECTED Training Grant, which enabled early career researchers to apply for a grant up to the value of £3,000 for training and learning activities. Applicants were able to choose…

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Viral manipulation of plant-vector interactions: CONNECTED Online Seminar

An online presentation by Professor John P. Carr entitled ‘Viral manipulation of plant-vector interactions’ is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Prof. Carr’s research interests at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences include plant-virus-insect interactions, and natural and engineered…

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Influencing positive system change: CONNECTED Online Seminar

Dr. Yvonne Pinto addressed issues surrounding ‘system change’, and using a deliberate approach to monitoring and evaluation in a presentation to the April 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar, which is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Dr. Pinto is Managing Director…

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CONNECTED Communications Coaching 2021: Apply now

This year’s CONNECTED communications coaching, taking place online via Zoom in May and June 2021, is free to network members who can now apply to attend. Why these sessions? The way you communicate your work, your science, and how awesome you are, can…

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