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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Alessandra ROSSINI

Thursday, 30 March 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Eurac Research, Group Leader, Institute for Biomedicine, Bolzano, ITALY Set-up and characterization of an iPSC- derived neurocardiac co-culture model

Giorgio SCITA

Friday, 24 March 2023 | 2:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY IFOM | Principal Investigator | Mechanisms of tumor cell migration Lab Professor of General Pathology, Department of Oncology and Haemato- Oncology, University of Milan – IFOM ETS – The AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology | Milan, ITALY Tissue fluidification in pathophysiology


Friday, 17 March 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIA Scientist, Division of Virus Research and Therapeutics, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow Do SARS-CoV-2 antibodies enhance dengue virus pathogenesis?

Ashish KUMAR

Thursday, 16 March 2023 | 2:00 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIA National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health (NIH), USA Structural insights into the mechanism of viral entry into host cells: a co-complex of host receptors and viral proteins


Wednesday, 14 March 2023 | 2:00 pm – ICGEB New Delhi, INDIA CNAP, Director Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) Department of Biology, University of York, UK Mining marine and terrestrial environments for new enzymes to overcome obstacles in lignocellulose valorisation


Friday, 3 March 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research) Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine Southampton General Hospital, UK Exploring the (epi)genome for the origins of allergy and asthma


Wednesday, 1 March 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Professor of Pharmacology, Director Laboratory of Lipoproteins, Immunity and Atherosclerosis, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences “Rodolfo Paoletti”, Coordinator Doctorate School of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Experimental and Clinical, University of Milan, ITALY Immunometabolic reprogramming of T cells in obesity and cardiometabolic disorders


Tuesday, 28 February 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria Gene variants in coronary artery disease – profiling needles in a haystack – to do or not to do?


Friday, 24 February 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Deputy Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Kimihurura | Kigali | RWANDA Advances in Vaccine Manufacturing and R&D in Rwanda


Friday, 24 February 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Head of Research Group Virus Hepatitis , Universitätsklinikum Hamburg- Eppendorf Center for Internal Medicine, Hamburg, GERMANY Humanized mice as models to study hepatitis B and D viruses in resting and proliferating hepatocytes


Tuesday, 21 February 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Assistant Professor, Head of Molecular Liver Pathophysiology Unit Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences – University of Trieste, ITALY Modeling complex liver diseases using advanced organotypic cultures

Jennifer A. THOMSON

Friday, 10 February 2023 | 11:00 am – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Emeritus Professor UCT, President OWSDne, Hamburg, GERMANY How OWSD can help women scientists unleash their latent talents

Frederick A. DICK

Friday, 3 February 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Professor of Pathology and Oncology, Western University Distinguished Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, UK EZH2 inhibition activates viral mimicry and immune mediated elimination of resting B-cells


Monday, 30 January 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy IFI16 Impacts Metabolic Reprogramming During Human Cytomegalovirus Infection


Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY Max Delbrück Center (MDC), Translational Approaches in Heart Failure and Cardiometabolic Disease LAB, Berlin, GERMANY Molecular Underpinnings of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Manuela BASSO

Thursday, 19 January 2023 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYLaboratory of Transcriptional Neurobiology – CIBIO University of Trento, ITALY An altered extracellular vesicle protein cargo drives the (mis)communication between astrocytes and neurons in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal dementia


Tuesday, 17 January 2023 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYHoward M. Temin Professor in Human Cancer Virology, Roswell K. Boutwell Professor of Oncology Director of McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research/Chair of Oncology University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA Papillomavirus Immune Evasion and Resistance to Cancer Immunotherapy: What is in common?


Tuesday, 27 December 2022 | 11:30 am – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYAssociate Professor, inStem, USIAS Fellow, University of Strasbourg, FRANCE Exploring the sensory immune- interface in mosquitoes amd mouses


Monday, 19 December 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYCIBIO – University of Trento Trento – ITALY Modeling brain diseases with human organoids

Luigia PAGE

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYArmenise-Harvard Immune Regulation Laboratory Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM) c/o FPO IRCCS Candiolo Cancer Institute, Candiolo (Turin), ITALY Dynamics of T lymphocyte responses following vaccination

Stephanie HUGUES

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYDepartment of Pathology and Immunology, Geneva Medical School, CMU, Genève, SWITZERLAND Immunomodulatory functions of tumor-associated lymphatic vessels


Tuesday, 10 November 2022 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYIFOM | Principal Investigator | Mechano-Oncology Lab, Milan, ITALY Mechanobiology of the Tumor Ecosystem: from Fibrolasts to Immune cells and Cancer cells


Tuesday, 8 November 2022 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYUniversity Medical Center Utrecht , the NETHERLANDS Advancing cellular therapeutics for myocardial repair- from bioprinting to cellular secretions


Tuesday, 8 November 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICADirector – Eastern Africa Hub, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) The Potential of Genome Editing for Sustainable Agriculture


Tuesday, 7 November 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYImperial College London, UK ETS transcription factors as master regulators of endothelial homeostasis


Tuesday, 25 October 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICADepartment of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology and Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA Understanding molecular mechanisms for nitrogen and phosphorus acquisition in indigenous South African plants

Jean-Baptiste DUPONT

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYJunior Group Leader INSERM ATIP-Avenir, TaRGet – Translational Research in Gene Therapy, INSERM UMR 1089, IRS 2 Nantes Biotech – Nantes Université, FRANCE Skeletal muscle organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells as a new model for preclinical gene therapy

Lázaro Hernández García

Tuesday, 21 October 2022 | 10:00 am – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYSenior Researcher, Enzyme Technology Group, Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) Havana, CUBA Introduction of CIGB (Cuba) and Bi- enzymatic transformation of sucrose into tailor-made fructooligosaccharides


Tuesday, 18 October 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYDept Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, SWEDEN The role of edema in disease processes


Friday, 14 October 2022 | 6:00 pm – Shanghai time, CHINAKey Laboratory of “Cell Differentiation and Apoptosis” of Chinese Ministry of Education, Department of Pathophysiology Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, CHINA Biochemical Dissection and Functional Analysis of Autophagy


Tuesday, 27 September 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYAssistant Researcher at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS, Universidade do Porto, Porto) and at Instituto de Investigação e Invovação em Saúde, PORTUGAL Bearing my heart: the role of extracellular matrix on cardiac injury response


Tuesday, 30 August 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICAProfessor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK Psychological Inoculation Against Misinformation

Leena TRIPATHI – postponed

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICADirector – Eastern Africa Hub, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) The Potential of Genome Editing for Sustainable Agriculturep


Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYVijnana Bharati (VIBHA), INDIA Untold saga of the struggle of independence through science

Francesca STORICI

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYHHMI Faculty Scholar, GRA Distinguished Cancer Scientist Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA The tight relationship between RNA and DNA in the genome


Monday, 11 July 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYSpatio temporal dynamics of immune cell, Inserm U932 Institut Curie, Paris, FRANCE Mechanics and polarity in B cells


Tuesday, 5 July 2022 | 12:30 – ICGEB Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICALaboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Nova Gorica, SLOVENIA Human papillomaviruses interfere with host cell processes during infection


Thursday, 16 June 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYAssociate Professor, Monash University, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Clayton, AUSTRALIA Increasing throughput and efficiency in cryo-CLEM


Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYProject Manager-Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences, Vaal University of Technology – 2022 Co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Each generation brings something valuable to the workplace through collective and collaborative leadership


Thursday, 9 June 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYProfessor of Genetics, Newcastle University Biosciences Institute The International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK An ancient mechanism that protects cells from cryptic splice site poisoning


Tuesday, 24 May 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYChief Executive Officer – Yemaachi Biotech Ltd Accra, GHANA Biotech – The next phase of African scientific capacity Development. Lessons learned over a year building an African biotech startup

Kelong FAN

Thursday, 19 May 2022 | 6:00 pm – ICGEB Shanghai, CHINAProfessor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA Nanoenzymes: from rationalities design to biomedical applications


Friday, 13 May 2022 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALYAssistant Professor, Bioengineering Lab., Dept. of Electrical Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, ITALY Bone Tissue Engineering via biomaterials and physical stimuli

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