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Member blog: CONNECTED T19-funded ‘Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases’ course

This blog has been specially written for the CONNECTED website by Oladapo Folarin,one of our network members who successfully applied for CONNECTED ‘T19’ funding to attend this training opportunity A course organised by The University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human…

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New training opportunity: The application of molecular diagnostics for plant virus surveillance

Early career researchers working on plant disease carried by insect vectors can now apply for full funding to attend a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course in Ibadan, Nigeria, in November 2019, which is being run by CONNECTED in association with…

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New funding call from BBSRC and NERC

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are inviting applications for projects of up to 22 months in duration to translate existing research into practical application for the purpose of addressing current food security development and…

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Hundreds of African crop disease researchers to improve skills following ground-breaking training event

Hundreds of researchers working on crop diseases carried by insect vectors in Sub-Saharan African countries will have their knowledge and skills improved as a result of a ground-breaking training course run by the UK government-funded CONNECTED network. A group of early career researchers…

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New film: Improving disease resistance in Kenya’s crops

CONNECTED is pleased to publish a new short film explaining a research project funded by the network, which seeks to improve the resistance to disease of cabbage and kale crops in Kenya. Cabbage is Kenya’s third most important and commonly consumed crop. It…

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Watch our new maize film!

You can now watch our brand new five-minute film focusing on two Kenya-based projects involving international collaborations which are seeking ways to battle diseases that devastate maize crops. To watch, use this link Maize lethal necrosis disease The two projects investigate the spread…

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Welcoming Dr. Harriet Mills to the network team

The CONNECTED Network Team is delighted to welcome Dr. Harriet Mills, Network Manager (secondment, maternity cover). Harriet is a medical statistician and infectious disease epidemiologist by training. A postdoc for seven years at Imperial College London and the University of Bristol, she is…

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30 researchers, 14 countries: major training event to help tackle African food crop challenges

Dozens of early career researchers from Sub-Saharan African countries will attend a ground-breaking two-week training course at the University of Bristol next month. It’s organised by the Bristol-based CONNECTED research network, which works to find ways of tackling plant diseases that devastate African…

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Ento ’19: CONNECTED workshop confirmed

CONNECTED is delighted to confirm that the network will running a workshop at ‘Ento ‘19’, the International Symposium & Annual National Science Meeting of The Royal Entomological Society. The focus of this year’s three-day event (20-22 August), which takes place at London School…

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Brand new film: our virus and vector diagnostic course

The CONNECTED network is delighted to unveil a brand new film, made about the training course organised by CONNECTED in association with BecA-ILRI Hub, in Kenya in March 2019. Nairobi-based film makers Re-tuning Cinema in Africa made the seven-minute movie, which features interviews…

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