Education and Training
Meetings and Courses held in ICGEB Member States
As part of ICGEB's training programme, short-term intensive courses on techniques of biotechnology are conducted annually in ICGEB Member States. The Programme also accommodates proposals for research workshops, symposia and conferences intended to disseminate scientific knowledge and enhance interaction of researchers and policy makers from ICGEB Member States.
Information for interested participants
For further information on each individual course/meeting, including the conditions for participation and deadlines for applications, refer to the relevant contact address indicated on the annual calendar.
Information for prospective meeting/course Organisers - Conditions for Application
The ICGEB covers the costs of meetings/courses organised in its Member States to a ceiling of Euro 20,000.
Laboratory courses of up to 10 days' duration are intended to train scientists and technologists in the theory and practice of advanced biotechnology research, as well as to address subjects and priorities of a regional nature. Training courses are to be conducted by the organising institute's staff and invited lecturers.
The programme also accommodates proposals for resarch workshops, symposia and conferences intended to disseminate scientific knowledge and enhance interaction of researchers and policy makers from ICGEB Member States. Research-orientated meetings are generally of 2 to 5 days duration.
Applications to organise a meeting or course can only be submitted by institutes located in ICGEB Member States.
Endorsed applications must arrive at ICGEB Trieste on or before the set deadline - Download the complete pdf version including instructions - or Form A and Form B here:
For meetings to be held in the year 2015:
Suggested deadline for submission to the ICGEB Liaison Officers to obtain the endorsement is 31 March 2014. Endorsed proposals must arrive at ICGEB Trieste by 30 April 2014.
Organisers must contact the relevant ICGEB Liaison Officer in their country for further information and endorsement of the proposal. To apply under this Programme contact the ICGEB Liaison Officer in your relevant Member State.
For further information:
Elisabetta Lippolis, Head-Conferences Unit, ICGEB - Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39-040-3757332, Fax: +39-040-226555, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that an additional opportunity for funding of meetings and courses scheduled to be organised in Latin America and the Caribbean, with special focus on attention to the region's need for hands-on training in the areas of: Biotechnology and climate change and bioenergy; Vector control emerging infectious disaeases, and Industrial biotechnology, may eventually be offered by the BIOLAC Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations University, in view of the ongoing cooperation agreement with the ICGEB.
For further information contact:
Dr. José Luis Ramírez Ochoa - BIOLAC Programme Coordinator,
The United Nations University,
BIOLAC Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean,
Instituto de Estudios Avanzados IDEA,
Edificio Bolívar, Piso 3, Carretera Nacional Hoyo de la Puerta, Baruta 1080,
Estado Miranda, VENEZUELA
Tel.: +58-212-9621605/1644; Fax: +58-212-9621120
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org