A quick bit of good news - our grant, DEBATE (Deciphering the role of B cells and antibodies during tuberculosis) was positively reviewed by the ERC Council. This was a major team effort - thanks especially to David Schreiner, Clemens Hermann and Nivedya Swarnalekha - my dream team - for all their help with writing, thinking, experimenting and generally pulling it together in April 2021. It was worth it. Thanks also to the reviewers - for taking a chance on me/us. And now we move on - lots of exciting stuff coming up.
PS people interested in doctoral work or postdocs - we have open positions! I'd love to hear what you're interested in and how our lab might be a good fit for you!