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Looking ahead to the next six months of the CONNECTED project

The six month point of any project is a good time to reflect and take stock. The small network team running CONNECTED has been in place since December 2017 so, six months in to the project, here’s a snapshot of some of the…

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Applications open for FLAIR Fellowships aimed at talented African early career researchers

Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships are for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to…

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Africa conference confirms growing strength of plant disease research network

A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years…

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Update on CONNECTED Virus network funding calls

Full applications are now being submitted for the CONNECTED Virus Network’s first pump-prime funding call. A preliminary ‘expression of interest’ process concluded in early April, attracting dozens of funding proposals. Those selected to progress to the full application stage have been notified and…

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Africa launch conference full to capacity

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…

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Keynote speakers confirmed for CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference

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,…

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Find out more about CONNECTED by watching these videos

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…

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Videos of CONNECTED conference presentations are now online

Members of the CONNECTED network can now watch videos of some of the presentations from the project’s UK Launch Conference online. The aim is to enable those who weren’t able to attend the conference to catch up on some of the highlights, including…

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Registration for Africa Launch Conference Open

Network members who would like to attend the Africa Launch Conference of CONNECTED can now register via the project website. The three-day conference will take place at Skyz Hotel, Kampala, from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 May 2018. This will be immediately followed…

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Expression of Interest to attend Launch Conference & ECR Training Workshop

The CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference will be held in Kampala on 7th – 9th May 2018 The conference will run over three days, with one day on site at the NaCRRI Research Institute in Namulonge. ECR Training Workshop: Kampala on 10th – 11th May 2018 Immediately following…

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