Our Projects

The ICGEB research groups participate in many calls for proposals on topics relevant to their fields of interest and are supported by a vast array of donors: from Governmental bodies to private companies, and charities. Some of the major ongoing projects are shown here, divided under the Sustainable Development Goals that ICGEB strives to address in particular through its Strategic Framework, while cross-cutting actions also cover Gender equality and Youth, South-South Cooperation and Least Developed Countries.

zero hunger

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Government of Italy

Developing bacterial biofertilizers for Coffea canephora (C. robusta)

ICGEB Bacteriology Lab Trieste, V. Venturi

Duration: 2021-2023

Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF

Enhancing trade through regulatory harmonisation and biopesticide-based residue mitigation in the SADC region

ICGEB Biopesticides Group

Cape Town, D. Ndolo

Duration: 2021-2024

good health

AIRC Investigator Grant 2020

In vivo models to study the role of genetic lesions and microenvironmental signals in driving CLL cell proliferation

ICGEB Molecular Hematology Lab Trieste, D. Efremov

Duration: 2021-2025

AIRC MultiUnit 2020

Metastatic disease: the key to unmet need in oncology – 5 per mille 2019

ICGEB Cancer Cell Signalling Trieste, G. Del Sal

Duration: 2019-2026

AIRC Investigator Grant 2020

The rolE of the matRix in cAncer protection: leSsons from the hEart and novel therapeutic opportunities – ERASE

ICGEB Cardiovascular Biology Lab Trieste, S. Zacchigna

Duration: 2020-2026

AIRC Investigator Grant 2019

Characterisation of the functions of the Human Papillomavirus E6 and E7 oncoproteins

ICGEB Tumour Virology Lab Trieste, L. Banks

Duration: 2020-2025

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

COVID-19+: Community Access Diagnostics laboratory networks


New England Biolabs, LabGene, IRSS Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), Chantal Biya Int. Reference Centre, Ethiopian Biotech Institute (EBTi), Pasteur Institut Abidjan, Kenya Medical Research Institute – KEMRI, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Institute for Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF), National Institute for Tropical Disease (Sudan), National Microbiology Reference Laboratory – NMRL (Burkina Faso)

Duration: 2021-2023

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India

Developing double herbicide tolerant pigeonpen for improved weed management employing two pronged  approach: haplotype mining in native germplasm and CRISPR/Cas9 memdiated genome editing tool

ICGEB Nutritional Improvement of Crops Lab New Delhi, T. Kaul

Duration: 2021-2024

Fondazione Telethon

cGAS-STING driven activation of type-I interferone in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

ICGEB Cellular Immunology Lab Trieste, F. Benvenuti

Duration: 2021-2024

Fondazione Telethon

Liver-directed promotierless gene targeting without the use of nucleases as a potential therapy for Fabry disease

ICGEB Mouse Molecular Genetics Lab Trieste, A. Muro

Duration: 2021-2024

Interreg Italia-Osterreich



Eurac Research

Medizinische Universität Innsbruck

Kärnten University of Applied Science


Trieste, S. Zacchigna
Duration: 2024-2026

quality education

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), South Africa

ICGEB Special Programme with South African Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDIs)

ICGEB Cape Town

Duration: 2022-2024


Support for A. Falaschi fellows from developing countries in biology, biophysics, life sciences and biotechnology

ICGEB Research Grants – CRP and Fellowships, Trieste

Duration: 2021-2024

African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

Support for A. Falaschi short-term fellows from Kenya, U.R. Tanzania and Uganda in biotechnology

ICGEB Fellowships

Duration: 2024

European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Postdoctoral Fellowship

InfraRed for Frontal Temporal Dementia – IR4FTD

Duration: 2023-2026

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)

BIOTECHNET – Enhancing biotechnology know-how in the Horn of Africa (AID n.12098)

Duration: 2021-2024

Wellcome Trust Alliance

Early-Career fellowship programme

ICGEB Emory-Vaccine Programme New Delhi, A. Chandele
Duration: 2020-2025

gender equality
affordable energy
industry innovation

responsible consuption & production
climate action


life on land
partnership for the goals