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THE ACID FAST CLUB

Winter Meeting 2020

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Royal Vet College,

Camden Campus

4 Royal College St, London NW1 0TU

Local Organiser:

Sharon Kendall

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meetings secretary, Galina Mukamolova, (gvm4@leicester.ac.uk) no later than 15th November 2019. The submission form can be downloaded here:

AFC abstract form winter 2020

All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Please note that registration for the meeting will open in late November (when program is finalised), with a deadline of 13th December for final registration.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Galina Mukamolova. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than 15th November 2019. Please note that any proposed new members must have presented at a previous AFC meeting.  Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting!

 

 

VALIDATE is recruiting a new Vaccinology Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/ Computational Biologist

Please see below from the VALIDATE network:

We’re advertising for a Postdoctoral Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist for the VALIDATE Network, based at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University. VALIDATE is an international network of researchers aiming to accelerate vaccine development for four globally significant, neglected diseases, and has >280 members from 44 countries.

We are looking for a postdoctoral computational biologist, bioinformatician, mathematician, statistician or epidemiologist with an interest in immunology (experience in immunology would be a plus), who will be crucial to VALIDATE’s success. This is an exciting opportunity to work on varied datasets from VALIDATE members, and lead in their analysis. You will be responsible for generating additional learnings and outputs from the data held by our members worldwide – for instance, comparing different data sets across pathogens, or across different species. You will look for data synergies and differences, generate new findings and peer-reviewed journal publications (on which you will be an author) to advance the field. In addition, you will engage with our Network researchers to encourage sharing of published and unpublished data via the VALIDATE Data Portal, which you will manage with support from the staff at Oxford University’s Big Data Institute.

This is a Grade 7, full-time fixed-term appointment for 18 months in the first instance, with a possibility of an extension of six months and is funded by the Medical Research Council. For the full job description please visit the Job Advertisement (applications close 28 Aug 2019):

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_recruitment_id=142032&p_refresh_search=Y&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_applicant_no=&p_company=10&p_form_profile_detail=&p_process_type=&p_display_apply_ind=Y

You can find out more about VALIDATE on our website: www.validate-network.org.

Meningitis Now funding call

Applications are invited for grant aid from established research groups in the UK. The purpose of these awards is to support studies related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of TB meningitis or pneumococcal meningitis in the UK. Meningitis Now has restricted funding specifically for these areas of research.

https://www.meningitisnow.org/how-we-help/research/apply-research-grant/

AFC Winter 2019 meeting call for papers

Winter Meeting 2019

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Friday 4th of January 2018 at

Institute for Child Health,
University College London

 

Local Organisers:

Tine Arnvig and Mahdad Noursadeghi

 

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meets secretary, Phil Hogarth (Phil.Hogarth@apha.gov.uk) no later than 8th November 2018. The submission form can be downloaded below.

All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Please note that registration for the meeting will open in late November (when program is finalised), with a deadline of 13th December for final registration.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Phil Hogarth. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than 8th November 2018. Please note that any proposed new members must have presented at a previous AFC meeting.  Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting!

Download abstract form AFC winter 2019

Download Word version of the AFC Winter 2019 call for papers

AFC Winter 2018 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Winter Meeting 2018

to be held on Monday 15th January 2018

at The Francis Crick Institute

Local Organiser: Max Gutierrez (max.g [AT] crick.ac.uk)

The timeline is short for registration; absolute deadline Friday 22nd December. Please register in two stages:

  1. Pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this siteand
  2. Register at Eventbrite here (this is necessary because numbers are limited)

If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to the Acid Fast Club along with your booking form to Max, and also register at Eventbrite.

Download the meeting programme

 

AFC Winter 2018 meeting call for papers

Winter Meeting 2018

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Monday 15th of January 2018 at

The Francis Crick Institute

 

Local Organiser:

Maximiliano Gutierrez

 

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meeting secretary, Phil Hogarth (philip.hogarth@apha.gsi.gov.uk) no later than Friday 24th November 2017.

The form can be downloaded here.  All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Phil Hogarth. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than Friday 24th November.

Please note that any proposed new members must have presented at a previous AFC meeting.  Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting!

Download Word version of this call for papers

AFC Summer 2017 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Summer Meeting 2017

to be held on Thursday 6th – Friday 7th July 2017

at the University of Leicester

Local Organiser: Natalie Garton (njg17 [AT] le.ac.uk)

The Summer Meeting will be held at the University of Leicester on July 6-7th 2017; for the final programme and directions, see below.

The timeline (as ever!) is short for registration.

Please note that as spaces are limited to 133, and we have to do a two-step registration:

1. Members are requested to fill in a Doodle poll with their name followed by the number of guests they intend to bring in brackets no later than May 26th. Members and speakers have priority and after that it will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Members will receive an email stating how many of their guests we can accommodate.

Remember that guests pay a registration fee of £5

2. Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Natalie Garton no later than Friday 10th June. If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to “The Acid Fast Club” along with your booking form to Natalie at: Dept Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Maurice Shock Building, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN.

AFC Programme Summer 2017_final

AFC Winter 2017 meeting registration

The Acid Fast Club Winter Meeting 2017

to be held on Friday 6th January 2017

at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus

Local Organiser: Adrian Martineau

The Winter Meeting will be held at Queen Mary University of London on January 6th 2017.

The timeline is short for registration; absolute deadline Friday 16th December.  Please pay for your booking by PayPal if you can by going to this site, and email the confirmation with the booking form to Mr Glenn Poon (g.poon AT qmul.ac.uk). If you do not use PayPal please send a cheque payable to the Acid Fast Club along with your booking form to Glenn.

Download the meeting programme

 

AFC Winter 2017 meeting call for papers

Winter Meeting 2017

Preliminary notice and call for papers

Friday 6th of January 2017 at

Queen Mary University of London

 

Local Organiser:

Adrian Martineau

 

Offered papers should be sent on the appropriate form to the meeting secretary, Tine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk) no later than Friday 11th November. The form can be downloaded here.  All papers should include the title, affiliation of each author and a short summary (no more than 100 words). Papers cannot be considered after the club’s committee meeting.

Nominations for new members may also be sent to Tine Arnvig. Please provide the name of the nominating and seconding members and the full contact details of the proposed member no later than Friday 11th November.

Remember that if you nominate a new member you should expect to attend the meeting!

 

Download Word version of this call for papers