ICGEB researchers at Sharper Night - European Researchers' Night, 29 September 2023

ICGEB at EU Researchers’ Night and Trieste Next Science Festival 2023

ICGEB continues to enrich its offering for public engagement as it prepares for European Researchers’ Night and participates in national science festivals.

Following its annual participation in National Science Week, South Africa, in July, ICGEB is preparing to take part in SHARPER during European Researchers’ Night, Friday 29 September 2023.

Similarly, at the 12th edition of the festival of scientific research, Trieste Next, 22-24 September 2023, ICGEB will host a stand in the Trieste Village (Piazza Unità d’Italia) and public conferences in English and Italian for the duration of the Festival. Focusing on “A NEW WORLD: Science, Culture and Innovation for a Sustainable Future”, our offering includes:

Journey into the human brain: introducing a 3-D Virtual Reality (VR) immersion inside the human body. Through this prototype for a project underway entitled “Fascinating Journey Inside the Human Cell”, this experience will take you on a 3-D exploration of the human brain and the areas that are affected by neurological diseases.

Foldscope the paper microscope to observe cells and microorganisms, learn more about the microscopic world that we cannot see with the naked eye.

Discussion Game learn about current issues (smoking, alcohol, HPV, genetics, sports and nutrition) related to health in an active learning process engaging with our scientists and PhD students (also in English on request, min. 5 people)

Science & the City Italy Public Conferences

Friday22 September 2023

18:00 [event in English] Area Talk 2, Piazza Unità d’Italia: “Shaping the future: creating innovation through bioentrepreneurship and science diplomacy” with Lawrence Banks, ICGEB Director-General, Dr. Alessandro Garbellini, Head, Office for Multilateral Scientific Cooperation and Intellectual Property, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Nhlanhla Msomi, President, BIO Africa Convention, South Africa, and Dr. Elena Benedetti, Head, Fundraising, Technology Transfer and Innovation at ICGEB

Saturday, 23 September 2023

10:00 Talk [in English] Biotechnologies: Science and Innovation for a Sustainable Future, with Dr. Mike Myers, Protein Networks, ICGEB Trieste, Italy

Sunday, 24 September 2023

15:00 [event in Italian] Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sala Predonzani, Piazza Unità d’Italia 1:
Are we more exposed to new viral outbreaks? Addressing the risk with a OneHealth approach” with Marta Giovanetti, Researcher, Biomedical University Campus Rome and visiting researcher Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Alessandro Marcello, Group Leader, Molecular Virology Laboratory, ICGEB