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 “Trieste 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.
Mauro Giacca, ICGEB Director-General was in South Africa last week to represent the ICGEB and it’s efforts in biotechnology development in the country over more than a decade.
The 4th India International Science Festival 2018 (IISF 2018) was organized by Ministry of Science and Technology with other partners from 5-8 October in Lucknow, India. ICGEB New Delhi was present in force.
Returning to Trieste from 28-30 September 2018, ICGEB participates as Guest Promoter proudly advocating public engagement in science.
On World Biofuel day, 10 August 2018, Shashi Kumar, Group Leader, Metabolic Engineering lab at ICGEB New Delhi, and a group 30 colleagues who work in the field at the ICGEB attended the events at the Science Auditorium in Delhi, to interact with Indian Government Ministers and hear the address by Indian Prime Minister Modi in person.
This week at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit, South Africa, ICGEB Cape Town is engaging with young, budding scientists at the South African Agency for Science & Technology Advancement National Science Week.
On Saturday, 16 June 2018, ICGEB Trieste opens its laboratories to the public. Volunteers from across the organisation staff the event and participate in working to broaden our research and training culture.
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.
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