3rd BRICS meeting, Brazil

ICGEB at the BRICS Working Group Meeting, Campinas Brazil, 26-27 Nov 2019

Alessandro Marcello, Molecular Virology Group Leader, ICGEB Trieste was at the 3rd BRICS STI Working Group Meeting on Biotechnology and Biomedicine including Human Health and Neuroscience to identify areas of cooperation for a joint project application.

BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are prominent members of ICGEB with multilateral relationships within the broad field of Biotechnology.

The BRICS STI Framework Programme (BRICS STI FP) aims to support excellent research on priority areas, which can best be addressed by a multinational approach. BRICS cooperation is aimed at complementing and strengthening existing bilateral and multilateral relations among member countries. Biotechnology and Biomedicine including Human Health and Neurosciences is one of such priority areas of cooperation, which falls within the ICGEB mandate.

With laboratories in India and South Africa, the establishment of the In-China Fellowship Programme and RRC in Taizhou, and strong ties with Russia and Brazil, the ICGEB is in the best position to offer institutional advice and expertise in defining priority areas for development and cooperation in the field of Biotechnology. 

Shanjiang Yu, Division Director of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD), ICGEB Affiliated Centre, was also at the meeting.