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, and is a major contributor at BIO Africa.
Marching Towards Amrit Kaal with Science, Technology and Innovation – the theme of IISF2022 taking place from 21-24 January 2023 in Bopal, India. ICGEB is there to contribute to the event under the auspices of the Indian Presidency of the G20.
ICGEB is celebrating 35 years of quality education! ICGEB has contributed immensely in imparting knowledge to the developing world with the critical mass of well-trained researchers across diverse areas of science.
Together with IILA, ICGEB launches the second phase of the project promoting gender equality in STEM in Central America: stimulating scientific curiosity in girls and young women, through Foldscope workshops across seven SICA countries to take place during 2023.
In Italy, our PhD students teach lessons in schools on molecular and cellular genetics through numerous projects, including the “Diffondo” project of AIRH, the Italian Association for Research Prevention and Care and CURIoSA, projects that involve approx. 1000 students each year. ICGEB is 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 competitiveness, such as training in biomedical computing and equipment.
In India, ICGEB runs the Science Setu Program with 13 colleges across India participating in monthly lectures and virtual lab tours.