International Seminars

The ICGEB International Seminar Programme constitutes scientific seminars held by international experts from our three locations in diverse fields of the Life Sciences. Lectures are made available for free to PhD and Postdoc students at ICGEB, and to the scientific community at large.

Each year, approximately 50 seminars are held in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town, many of which are also podcast on our YouTube channels. ICGEB was the first academic institute in Italy to launch Podcasts in #OpenSource and constitute a vast learning resource offering free educational content.

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Maurizio PESCE

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYPrincipal Scientist, Cell Biology Department Research & Innovation, Riyadh King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia TBC


Thursday, 4 July 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYtbc tbc


Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | 12:30 – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYFull Professor, Group Leader, Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Deputy Director of First MUG Doctoral School Division of Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk Gdańsk, POLAND Advanced technologies in tissue regeneration

Maria Grazia DI LUCA

Tuesday, 13 June 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYAssistant Professor in Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Pisa, ITALY POSTPONED


Monday, 4 June 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYImmuno Oncology Laboratory – Institute of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, IDICER, CONICET-UNR, Rosario, ARGENTINA Regulation of post-prenylation processing by the p53 pathway: ICMT at the center of therapeutic strategies in cancer


Monday, 27 May 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICAStrategic Partnerships & Capacity Development Manager and Head of Africa Office, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) The journey towards a strengthened and self- reliant African Clinical Trials Ecosystem: EDCTP 20-year experience

Christian DULLIN

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYUniversity Medicine Göttingen, Dept. for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology X-ray imaging techniques in heart and lung research

Dylan Maghini and Luicer Olubayo

Tuesday, 30 April 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICAResearchers, Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA Expanding the human gut microbiome atlas of Africa


Tuesday, 23 April 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYULISSE BioMed, Trieste, ITALY tbc


Tuesday, 9 April 2024 | 3:30 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYBoston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston, MA USA Contribution of vascular aging to lung repair and fibrosis

Karina YANIV

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYThe Enid Barden and Aharon J. JadeProfessorial Chair in Vascular Biology Department of Immunology and Regenerative Biology Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL Formation and malformation of lymphatic vessels: From development to disease (and back…)


Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYFondacion Procnic, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Madrid, SPAIN Vascular single cell functional genetics and clonal dynamics


Monday, 25 March 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYMRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford UK Harnessing Runx1 enhancer-reporter model to elucidate the specification of HSC in the mouse embryo

Gianluca PETRIS

Friday, 15 March 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYPrincipal Staff Scientist – Generative and Synthetic, Genomics, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome, Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK From gene editing to genome synthesis: the growing ambitions of genome engineering


Friday, 19 March 2024 | 2:00 pm – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICACenter for Translational Research in Oncology, Cancer Institute of São Paulo, São Paulo, BRAZIL Epidemiological and Functional Impact of HPV-16 genetic variability


Tuesday, 5 March 2024 | 11:00 am – ICGEB Cape Town, AOUTH AFRICASenior Scientist CAB International (CABI), Africa Regional Centre, Nairobi, KENYA The Scourge of Biological Invasions in Africa: CABI’s Contribution to Risk Assessment, Prioritization, Management and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries


Tuesday, 27 February 2024 |3:00 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIADirector of the Seattle Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (SEATRAC) T cell phenotypes in M. tuberculosis ‘resisters’ correlate with bacterial control

Angela BACHI

Friday, 16 February 2024 |12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYPrincipal Investigator, Proteomics Lab, Head of Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, IFOM ETS-The AIRC institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, ITALY BACE2 orchestrates tumor-microenvironment mechanical and metabolic interactions


Thursday, 15 February 2024 |12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYCofounder e COO di Ulisse Biomed, Trieste, ITALY Ulisse Biomed: a Startup story


Tuesday, 13 February 2024 |12:00 noon – ICGEB South Africa The import mechanism of Pyocin G, a folded protein antibiotic active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Gianluigi ROZZA

Thursday, 8 February 2024 |12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Professor in Numerical Analysis, SISSA, Mathematics Area, mathLab, International School for Advanced Studies Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste, ITALYMathematical modelling and Numerical Simulation of the Cardiovascular System: data, artificial intelligence and digital twin


Tuesday, 6 February 2024 |11:00 am – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee at the James Hutton, Institute, Cell and Molecular Sciences, The James Hutton Institute Scotland, UKApplications of 3D RNA-seq in gene expression and alternative splicing in plants, human and animals

Wenbin Guo

Monday, 5 February 2024 | 1:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY The James Hutton Institute, UK3D RNA-seq: a powerful and flexible tool for rapid and accurate differential expression and alternative splicing analysis of RNA-seq data for biologists


Friday, 2 February 2024 |12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Full Professor of Pathology, Head, Tumor Immunology Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of Palermo School of Medicine, Istituto di Patologia Generale, Palermo, ITALYPostponed


Thursday, 1 February 2024 | 1:00 PM – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY TBCPostponed


Thursday, 1 February 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY School of Biomolecular Science and Engienering, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Rayong, THAILANDCRISPR-based diagnosis of infectious diseases: from the clinic to basics


Wednesday, 31 January 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Millennium Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy, Santiago, CHILE, ICGEB CSA MemberImpairment of immunological and neurological synapses by respiratory viruses. Implications for vaccine design


Friday, 12 January 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Principal Investigator, IFOM ETS – The AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, ItalyTwo things that can go wrong at telomeric repeats

Pasquale MAFFIA

Thursday, 14 December 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Professor of Cardiovascular Immunology International Lead School of Infection & ImmunitY, Co-Lead Africa-Europe CoRE in Non-Communicable Diseases & Multimorbidity, African Research Universities Alliance ARUA & The Guild, School of Infection & Immunity, Glasgow, Scotland, UKImmune dysregulation in cardiovascular disease – from novel mechanisms to therapeutic targeting

Valerio IEBBA

Thursday, 7 December 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Associate Professor, University of Trieste, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences SSD of Advanced Translational Microbiology, Trieste, ITALYGut microbial markers and agents in cancer

Miguel Angel DEL POZO

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Full Professor II, Mechanoadaptation & Caveolae Biology Lab, Cell & Developmental Biology Area, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, SPAINCell and tissue mechanoadaption: molecular mechanisms and physiopathological relevance


Friday, 10 November 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, AUSTRIABioethics and Sport: Evidence, Values and Norms underlying competition for athletes


Wednesday, 8 November 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Director, ICTP, Trieste, ITALYQuantum black holes: an encounter between Hawking and Ramanujan


Tuesday, 24 October 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY  Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica – CNR, Istituto per lo studio, le prevenzione e la rete oncologica (ISPRO), Firenze, ITALYcell-free DNA Cancer Genomics via Third-Gen Sequencing 

Christopher PEARSON

Thursday, 12 October 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Genetics and Genome Biology Program Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning Toronto, ON, M5G 0A4, CANADARepeat expansion diseases, DNA repair, & therapeutics


Tuesday, 10 October 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, the Department of Biology at the University of YorkEngineering plants to recover metals from our environment

Folasade Mayowa OLAJUYIGBE

Thursday, 27 September 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIA Director, Central Research Laboratory, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria and Group Leader, Enzyme and Environmental Biotechnology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, FUTA, NIGERIABifunctional chimeric enzyme system for improved corncob


Tuesday, 19 September 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of NemdxProtein-Nucleic Acid Interactions: A Paradigm Shift I


Friday, 15 September 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Director of Innovation and Transfer at Cima Universidad de Navarra. Researcher of the Gene Therapy and Regulation of Gene Expression Program, Universidad de Navarra, SPAINCRISPR/Cas9 wt and nickase mediated glycolate oxidase disruption is an efficacious and safe treatment for primary hyperoxaluria type I

Megan SHAW

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Associate Professor, Dept of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICADiscovery of Broad-spectrum Antivirals for Respiratory Viruses

Yan GE

Thursday, 14 September 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Principal Investigator, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology China Regional Research Centre: Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, CHINAGenetic risk factors shared by multiple distinct autoimmune diseases


Thursday, 7 September 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Department of Oncology, University of Turin, ITALYGastric cancer in the age of targeted agents: identification and validation of novel therapeutic strategies


Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University Head of the Hadassah Organoid Center, The Hadassah Medical Organization, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, ISRAELAging: Microvascular dysfunction at the driver’s seat

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