Category: News

Innovative Scientific Publication Mentoring scheme

The CONNECTED Network is excited to unveil an innovative scientific publication mentoring scheme, which opens for applications on 1 March, and which will run from late May 2021 through to the end of the year. The aim is to match together senior researchers,…

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BecA-ILRI Director to host inaugural CONNECTED Webinar

Free to attend for network members (Thursday 18 February) Dr Cathrine Ziyomo, Director of Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)–ILRI Hub, will host the inaugural CONNECTED Webinar on Thursday 18 February, which is open to all network members to attend free of charge.…

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CONNECTED Training Grants: applications now open

Opportunities for lab visits, work shadowing, courses / workshops Applications are now open CONNECTED network members for a grant up to the value of £3,000 for training and learning activities, such as: attending courses or workshops providing knowledge and skills in plant virology…

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Reflections on an extraordinary 2020

Many network achievements, despite COVID-19 impact As we head towards the end of 2020, the CONNECTED Network is reflecting on some of the highlights of an extraordinary year. Despite the restriction imposed by the global pandemic, here are a few of our network’s 2020…

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New opportunity to deliver a CONNECTED Webinar

From early 2021 we will be running a new series of CONNECTED Webinars, open to all network members. Each webinar will feature two different people, giving a presentation of approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 20-30 minute Question and Answer and networking session.…

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Cathrine Ziyomo joins Management Board

We are delighted to welcome Cathrine Ziyomo as a new member of the CONNECTED Management Board. Cathrine is Program Lead at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub, Kenya, a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that provides and increases access to…

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INEXTVIR virology webinar successful applicants

Places have been awarded to 12 CONNECTED Network members to attend a new series of virology webinars running through until April 2021. Organised by Innovative Network for Next Generation Training and Sequencing of Virome (INEXTVIR), these one-hour webinars will be held approximately fortnightly, and hosted…

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New funding call promoting intra-African and global collaborations

Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition Proposals are now invited for funding address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating innovative solutions to achieve Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. These…

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Funding opportunity: Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges has opened a major funding call. Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for small-scale producer entrepreneurs, delivered…

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Apply to attend an exciting new series of virology webinars

The CONNECTED Network has been offered a limited number of spaces on an exciting new series of virology webinars which begins this month and runs through until April 2021. Organised by Innovative Network for Next Generation Training and Sequencing of Virome (INEXTVIR), these…

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