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.
On 26 February 2020, ICGEB’s Mariet Wium, Dada Temilola and Nathan Kieswetter joined Manu Prakash – inventor of Foldscope – and researchers from the University of Cape Town and North West University at Spine Road High School in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, to run a Foldscope workshop.
ICGEB Awareness Workshops provide information and advice on how to apply to different activities with seven such Workshops held to date, in Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Montenegro, Romania, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
At the BIOAfrica Convention in Durban (26-28 August 2019), ICGEB is running workshops on Biosafety and Biosimilars. The ICGEB Director-General and Directors of the New Delhi and Cape Town laboratories are there, with the Ministers of Science and Technology of South Africa and the Minister of Health of Ethiopia, to highlight the opportunities that ICGEB provides for African Science.
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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.