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Seminars 2016

The ICGEB International Seminar Programme includes a series of scientific seminars held by eminent international experts in the field of Life Sciences. The lectures are made available for free to PhD and Postdoc students at ICGEB Trieste, as well as the external scientific community.

The topics of the seminars vary from molecular genetics to biotechnology, from degenerative disorders to infectious diseases. Since 2004 the programme includes an average of 50 seminars per year. These seminars are also available on iTunes U- Beyond Campus, a vast learning resource offering free educational content. The current ICGEB collection holds over 400 films in 36 different categories.

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Regeneration Next Initiative, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA

Tuesday, 6 December 11:00 am

Dissecting and enhancing tissue regeneration flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Unidad de Investigación, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN

Tuesday, 29 November 3:00 pm

Modelling ALS in mice flyer

(Host: A. Muro)


Associate Editor, Nature Communications, Nature Research, New York, USA 

Monday, 21 November 12:00 noon

How to publish in Nature communications flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Eduard AYUSO
INSERM 1089, University of Nantes, Nantes, FRANCE 

Friday, 11 November 12:00 noon

Unraveling mechanisms and biology of recombinant AAV vectors produced in insect cells flyer

(Host: A. Muro)


Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Friday, 9 November 12:00 noon

Molecular insights into aberrant CFTR Exon 9 splicing flyer

(Host: E. Buratti)


Institut Joseph Stefan, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Friday, 4 November 12:00 noon

RNA binding proteins in ALS and FTLD flyer

(Host: F. Pagani)


Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Friday, 7 October 12:00 noon

SnRNP biogenesis and quality control flyer

(Host: F. Pagani)


Stuart A. RALPH
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, 27 September 12:00 noon

Regulation of alternative splicing in human parasites flyer

(Host: F. Pagani)


Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH | Center for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, GREECE

Friday, 16 September 11:00 am

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: subset stories flyer

(Host: D. Efremov)


Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Michigan, MI, USA 

Tuesday, 13 September 12:00 noon

Engineering a therapeutic Lectin: uncoupling mitogenicity from antiviral activity flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Institute of Genetics and Biophyics "Adriano Buzzati Traverso", CNR, Naples, ITALY

Menotti RUVO
Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, CNR, Naples, ITALY

Thursday, 21 July  12:00 midday

Target-independent suppression of angiogenesis by human IgG1 antibodies and IVIg via FcyRi, and

Synthetic peptide libraries: a source of bioactive compounds flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Selecta Biosciences Inc., Watertown, MA. USA

Wednesday, 29 June 3:00 pm

Induction of antigen-specific immune tolerance with synthetic nanoparticle vaccines flyer

(Host: A. Muro)


Christopher PEARSON
The Hospital for Sick Children, Program of Genetics & Genome Biology University of Toronto, Department of Molecular Genetics,
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Friday, 17 June 13:00 pm

Residual Activity in Non-Neoplastic Biallelic Mismatch Repair-Decient Cells: A Rapid Diagnosis? flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


VIB3 – Vesalius Research Center, Leuven, BELGIUM

Friday, 17 June 12:00 noon

Decoding redox signalling and metabolism in angiogenesis flyer

(Host: S. Zacchigna)


MRC Technology, Business Development Manager, London, UK

Thursday, 16 June 12:00 noon

Academic collaborations to advance early-stage drug discovery flyer

(Host: M. Baralle)


Gioacchino NATOLI - Hosted Seminar
Director Transcriptional control of inflammation and cancer Unit IFOM-IEO Campus Milan, ITALY

Tuesday, 14 June 12:00 noon

Transcription activation and termination in a dynamic system: insights from macrophages  flyer

(Host: C. Schneider)

21st ICGEB Annual Symposium

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June 2016


Carlos CABAL
Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, CUBA

Thursday, 9 June 12:00 noon

Quantitative evaluation of complex kinetics bio process related to drug development by Magnetic Resonance. Cuban experiences flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS), Departamento de Bioquímica e Bioloxía Molecular, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela,Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN

Wednesday, 8 June 12:00 noon

From basic to applied research: development of IC-Tagging methodology from avian reovirus viroplasms flyer

(Host: O. R. Burrone)


Department of Neuropathology, Institute of Pathology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, HUNGARY

Monday, 23 May 12:00 noon

Pathology and current molecular classification of ALS/FTD flyer

(Host:E. Buratti)


Roberto SITIA
Cell and Molecular Biology, Universita' Vita-Salute San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, MILAN, ITALY

Thursday, 12 May 12:00 noon

Scuplting the Secretome: Presto e Bene in the Protein Factory flyer

(Host:M. Giacca)


Genethon, Evry, FRANCE

Thursday, 12 May 11:00 am

Gene Therapy of Inherited Muscle Diseases flyer

(Host:M. Giacca)


Unit of Cellular Immunology, Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, 3P-A1 Dibit, Milan, ITALY

Monday, 9 May 12:00 noon

Unrevealing the bone marrow immune landscape that drives multiple myeloma progression flyer

(Host: F. Benvenuti)


Institute of Human Genetics, The International Centre for Life, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Thursday, 4 May 12:00 noon

The importance of the alternative genome - RNA splicing in disease and development flyer

(Host: E. Buratti)


Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Thursday, 28 April 12:00 noon

High and Low Risk Papillomaviruses;Life Cycle Regulation and Disease flyer

(Host: L. Banks)


Andrés KLEIN
TIGEM - Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Pozzuoli (NA), ITALY

Wednesday, 20 April 12:00 noon

Identification of modifier genes in lysosomal storage disorders flyer

(Host: E. Buratti)


Tatjana AVSIC
Laboratory for Diagnostics of Zoonoses and WHO Centre, Institute of Microbiology and Immunolgy,University of Ljubliana, Ljubliana, SLOVENIA

Friday, 22 April 12:00 noon

Emerging and re-emerging viral infections: our experiences flyer

(Host: A. Marcello)


Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Respiratory Sciences,Section of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, ITALY

Friday, 15 April 12:00 noon

New Insights into the Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes: From Molecular Basis to Clinical Manifestations flyer

(Host: F. Loffredo)


Horizon Discovery Ltd., Cambridge, UK

Monday, 4 April 12:00 noon

From Bench to Bedside, Lessons Learnedfrom the Biotech Industry flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Daniel RUZEK
Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, ASCR, v.v.i., České Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC

Wednesday, 30 March 3:00 pm

Tick-borne encephalitis: from pathogenesis to novel therapeutic strategies flyer

(Host: A. Marcello)


The Peter Gorer Department of Immmunobiology, King's College London, UK

Friday, 18 March 12:00 noon

"Dendritic cells and inflammation” flyer

(Host: F. Benvenuti)


Columbia University, Institute of Cancer Genetics, New York, NY, USA

Wednesday, 16 March 12:00 noon

Genomics of B cell malignancy flyer

(Host: D. Efremov)


Alexandre A. MIRONOV - Hosted Seminar
IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, ITALY

Friday, 11 March 12:00 noon

Models of intra-Golgi transport. The long way to the paradigm flyer

(Host: G. Del Sal, LNCIB)


Sharon A. TOOZE - Hosted Seminar
The Francis Crick Institute, Molecular cell biology of autophagy, London, UK

Thursday, 10 March 12:00 noon

Molecular mechanisms of mammalian autophagy flyer

(Host: G. Del sal, LNCIB)


Dinakar M. SALUNKE
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Structural Immunology lab., New Delhi, INDIA

Wednesday, 9 March 3:00 pm

New paradigms of specificity at molecular level in immune recognition flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of LogicBio Therapeutics Inc. Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

Wednesday, 17 February 12:00 noon

Therapeutic levels of in vivo gene targeting without nucleases flyer

(Host: A. Muro)


Inder M. VERMA
Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science, American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute,
La Jolla, CA , USA

Thursday, 11 February 12:00 noon

Plasticity of Cancer Cells: Lessons from Glioblastomas flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Institute for Biomedical Technologies-National Research Council, Milan, ITALY

Friday, 5 February 12:00 noon

Network-based approaches for investigating complex diseases by using high-throughput proteomics data  flyer

(Host: S. Zacchigna)


British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 2 February 3:00 pm

Developmental Programming of the Cardiac Lymphatics towards Heart Repair flyer

(Host: M. Giacca)


Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, ITALY

Monday, 25 January 12:00 noon

Mitochondrial CA2+ homeostasis and ROS formation between heart injury and protection flyer

(Host: S. Zacchigna)


Department of Biomolecular and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DiSFeB), Centre of Excellence for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CEND) University of Milan, ITALY

Friday, 22 January 2:00 pm

Modulation of the protein quality control system in motoneuron diseases flyer

(Host: F. Feiguin)


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