Our Alumni

ICGEB’s training programmes represent an exciting opportunity to interact with people all over the world in state-of-the-art scientific environments and in all the top scientific institutes. Youth, essential to nurturing a brighter and more equitable future, constitutes the backbone of the ICGEB’s training programmes that have been operating for over three decades across the world.

Several hundred new ICGEB fellows yearly constitute an ICGEB Alumni body of well over 2000 individuals from more than 60 countries around the globe, with an estimated 750 PhD awardees among them.

The ICGEB is working to strengthen this networking community, to develop training, cultural initiatives and expertise involving ICGEB Alumni. Dedicated ICGEB Alumni groups are active on the major social networks, encouraging exchanges, interaction and Alumni initiatives.

We welcome all alumni to join the ICGEB Alumni Groups and add the hashtag #ICGEBalumni when you post! We publish testimonials from our Fellows across the globe on these platforms. To keep updated on our Seminars, topics and speaker information please sign up for our Newsletter.

We campaign for ICGEB Alumni for Girls in STEM and strive to strengthen this networking community, to develop training, cultural initiatives, and expertise involving ICGEB graduates. Through the support and ideas of its members and the proactive collaboration of the ICGEB, the Alumni will thrive and continue to advance biotechnology activities in academic institutes, companies, and industries where it is most needed.

An Alumni Newsletter is sent twice a year. Contact us to help build our network.

The ICGEB Alumni Map is a visualization of the Alumni network which showcases where our Alumni currently work. The map indicates institutes/universities/companies in countries across the world and is updated twice a year.

Activities which can be proposed and organised by Alumni include:

  • get-togethers and reunions for peers or alumni local to you (around the globe), which help alumni re-connect with the ICGEB and share their memories
  • professional networking based around a scientific discipline, which help alumni make new connections and progress in their careers
  • talks, seminars or lectures which enable alumni to learn, explore scientific subject matter for which the ICGEB is renowned and spread news of the institute’s research and reputation
  • events based around a common interest such as a student society, which allow alumni to share their expertise, explore a hobby or interest, and strengthen the ICGEB’s community.


“My PhD training at ICGEB exposed me to a dynamic and collaborative scientific environment, where I learned from respected researchers with various backgrounds and expertise, putting me in the position to grow as a scientist. In addition to my training, I had the pleasure of joining the ICGEB outreach team where I was able to promote the subject of science to the broader community, and also a great occasion to build connections with people and share my passion for science. Being part of the ICGEB community requires hard work, passion and commitment, but it’s absolutely worth it.”

2014 Arturo Falaschi PhD fellowship recipient Consuelo Torrini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

“ICGEB had an enormous impact on my career. It provided an international environment rich in experimental skills and ideas, leadership training and science diplomacy. Today I have a network of collaborations that have been developed through the ICGEB, following the rules of respect and excellence learned in Trieste.”

2006 Arturo Falaschi PhD fellowship recipient Zulma Suares, Director, R&D, VECOL S.A., Bogota, Colombia

Celebrating Youth with New York University Abu Dhabi

ICGEB celebrates the United Nations International Youth Day with students from the New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) who are doing summer internships at ICGEB Trieste and New Delhi.

For further information:
Alumni Secretariat
Email: [email protected]