The ICGEB is actively engaged in the dissemination of science for the public. Our scientists, staff and students participate in science fairs and events and voluntarily support local, national and international outreach activities, thereby enriching our work, deepening our contribution to the wider society, and aligning our mission to our environment. 

The ICGEB promotes public engagement to communicate science through conferences, such as “Science & the City”, and by taking an active role in joint initiatives, such as Trieste Next, the Italian science fair organised together with the other major science institutes located in Trieste, each September.

Scientists and staff at ICGEB New Delhi participate in the annual India International Science Festival IISF, World Biofuel Day, and other events organised by the Indian Government.

ICGEB Cape Town champions the SA Government’s Outreach and Communication programmes and is present at the Science Forum SFSA each year, as well as National Science Week South Africa.

Mr. Faizel Slamang, Thandokhulu High School,

ICGEB Outreach South Africa

ICGEB Cape Town enjoys a lasting and fruitful relationship with Thandokhulu High School, Mowbray, Cape Town. This month we hear from Faizel Slamang, Life Sciences Teacher.

ICGEB celebrates Africa Day – 25 May 2021

This week, ICGEB Director General Dr Lawrence Banks is in South Africa on the occasion of Africa Day to celebrate the work of ICGEB’s Component in South Africa and the Continent.

ICGEB Science & the City Young – Public Engagement events return to Trieste

The series of events entitled Science & the City Young, organized with the support of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and in collaboration with UniTs and Media Partner Rai FVG, is back in town, this time at Piazzale Europa 1, hosted by the University of Trieste with a formula directed particularly at younger generations.
Trieste Next photo exhibition

Trieste Next 2020: Science for the Planet

From 25-27 September 2020, ICGEB will participate in the 9th edition of Trieste Next Science Fair (events, in Italian, are live and in streaming). ICGEB al Festival della ricerca scientifica. Dal 25-27 settembre 2020, ICGEB partecipa alla nona edizione di Trieste Next: Science for the Planet.

Your Donation helps

Procure Foldscopes to introduce school children to the magic of science, as well as training in their use for diagnosing malaria in Malawi

In Italy, our PhD students teach lessons in high schools on molecular and cellular genetics through the “Diffondo” project of AIRH, the Italian Association for Research Prevention and Care, a project that involves approx. 1000 students each year.

ICGEB is also one of the founders of ITS Volta, a school that organises high-level, post-diploma specialist courses in technological areas considered to be strategic for economic development and national competivity; such as training in biomedical computing and equipment.

For further information

Suzanne Kerbavcic
Head, Outreach & Communications
[email protected]

New Delhi:
Nidhi Datta
Senior Programme Assistant
[email protected]

Cape Town:
Claudia Russo
PA to the Director
[email protected]