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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Seminars

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 TBC

Rui Miguel BENEDITO

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYSpanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid, SPAIN TBC

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

Joseph MK MULEMA

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

Chetan SHESHANDRI

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

Bruna MARINI

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

Iva ATANASKOVIC

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

John WS BROWN

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

Claudio TRIPODO

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

Ariel LINDNER

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

Tao UTTAMAPINAT

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

Alexis KALERGIS

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

Ylli DOKSANI

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

Silvia CAMPORESI

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

Atish DABHOLKAR

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

Silvo CONTICELLO

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

Liz RYLOTT

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

Ian THRIPPLETON

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

Gloria GONZALEZ ASEGUINOLAZA

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

Silvia GIORDANO

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

Myriam GRUNEWALD

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

Jemeen SREEDHARAN

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Honorary Consultant Neurologist Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, IoPPN, King’s College London, UKProgress in understanding and treating ALS-FTDs

Fabrizio d’ADDA di FAGAGNA

Monday, 4 September 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY IFOM ETS – The AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy; Institute of Molecular Genetics IGM-CNR “Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza”, Pavia, ITALYDNA is important, but RNA is too

David R. KATERERE

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Pharmaceutical Science – Tshwane University of TechnologyaFrom farm to pharmacy – the role of biotech in building the African cannabis industry

Radhakrishnan MAHALAKSHMI

Thursday, 24 August 2023 | 3:30 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIA Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, INDIACorrelating Assembly Mechanisms with Functional Regulation of the Human Mitochondrial Protein Import Channel

Petro TERBLANCHE

Tuesday, 8 August 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA CEO, Afrigen Biologics, South AfricaThe Frontiers of mRNA Technology Development and Transfer in Africa: Let’s Celebrate the Science and the Women Behind it!

Zain UL ABDIN (Ph.D.)

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 | 1:00 pm – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Associate Professor, Department of Entomology University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, PAKISTANInsect functional genomics for the development of innovative green plant protection strategies

Giulia RUOZI

Friday, 30 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Opportunity Evaluation Manager, Biotech Team – Global Strategy & Corporate Development – Chiesi FarmaceuticiExternal innovation in Pharma: Opportunity for scientific professionals to create a bridge between science and business

Alessio ZIPPO

Monday, 26 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Associate Professor  of Molecular Biology, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology & Epigenetics, Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, ITALYDissecting the contribution of chromatin condensates dysregulation in mendelian disorders: from nuclear mechanics to therapeutic solutions

Giuseppe MARZIO

Friday, 23 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Founder, Chiaro | Strategic Storytelling Mastering Strategic Storytelling: How to Turn Your Science into an Irresistible Story 

Massimo ALFANO

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Group Leader Extracellular Microenvironment Unit Urological Research Institute, DiBit2, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan – ITALY Detect the undetectable: gold nanorods- assisted imaging and thermal treatment of bladder cancer lesions smaller than 1 mm

Nina BONO

Monday, 19 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Assistant Professor, Dept. Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta” Politecnico di Milan, ITALY Innovative strategies for non-viral gene delivery: from chemistry to mechanobiology

Giovanni BLANDINO

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Head of Translational Oncology Research Unit Translation Research Coordinator CTC IFO/IRE IRCSS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, ITALY Head and Neck Cancer: an evolving tumor entity

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