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Lawrence Banks rejoices with the international Fellows at ICGEB Cape Town during his visit this summer

Summer roundup by the DG

With research highlights, testimonials and feature stories from Headquarters in Italy, happenings in South Africa and Scientific Meetings in India.

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Lawrence banks at the HLPF 2022

From the Director-General

This month ICGEB Director-General, Dr. Lawrence Banks writes on his recent participation in the UN ECOSOC High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York and other initiatives championing for Basic Research.

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ICGEB mission to Chile

The Director-General, Lawrence Banks and Chief, External Relations Marianna Maculan visited partner institutes in Member State Chile in April 2022.

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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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