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Director General News

ICGEB mission to Turkey

The Director-General, Dr. Lawrence Banks and a delegation from the ICGEB Headquarters in Trieste, Italy visited Turkey in March 2022 to set the ground for an ICGEB RRC in Turkey.

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ICGEB mission to Argentina and Peru

The Director-General, Lawrence Banks and a delegation from ICGEB Headquarters in Trieste, Italy visited partner institutes in Member States Argentina and Peru in March, 2022.

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From the Director-General

As international networking resumed, delegations from ICGEB HQ have been to India to consolidate renewed collaboration and expansion, to the Middle East, and, this week, will be in Member States in South America.

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Lawrence Banks, Director-General meets Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary @DBT , with Dinakar Salunke, Director @ICGEBNewDelhi ; consolidating operations and collaborations with the Government of India and ICGEB

Director-General’s mission to India

The Director-General, Lawrence Banks and a delegation from ICGEB Headquarters in Trieste, Italy was back visiting ICGEB New Delhi this week after a two-year hiatus.

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From the Director-General

Reverting, with regret, to remote seasonal greetings, Lawrence Banks summed up the year and delivered his vision for the future to the ICGEB community in December 2021.

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From the Director-General

This month, Lawrence Banks, writes from Cape Town, South Africa, where, following the session of the Council of Scientific Advisers, a team set out on a tour of Universities in Limpopo, Venda, and Walter Sisulu (Eastern Cape).

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From the Director-General

This month Lawrence Banks writes from HQ Trieste, following the G20 Research and visits by the Ministers of Science of BrazilSouth Africa, and the President of TUBITAK, Turkey. He remarks on the successfully trialled novel diagnostic for COVID-19 tailored to low-resource settings and the Organisation’s expanding core programmes.

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From the Director-General

What an incredibly exciting time! Who would have thought that in under a year a whole range of vaccines against a new infectious agent would be rolled out across the world? This perfectly exemplifies the critical role that science plays in responding to the different challenges the world faces.

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From the Director-General

As 2020 drew to a close, the amazing job by all of our colleagues in this incredibly challenging year was striking. ICGEB had continued to be active both scientifically and institutionally – acting as a beacon for Member States throughout this period.

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