International Seminars

The ICGEB International Seminar Programme includes a series of scientific seminars held by eminent international experts in many diverse fields of the Life Sciences. The lectures are made available for free to PhD and Postdoc students at ICGEB, as well as the external scientific community.

Each year, approximately 50 seminars are held in Trieste, many of which are also podcast, and additional seminars are also held in New Delhi and Cape Town. These podcasts are also available on our YouTube and iTunes channels, and constitute a vast learning resource offering free educational content. 

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Upcoming Seminars 2019

Tammaryn LASHLEY

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | 12:00 noon Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders and Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute of Neurology, University College London , UK research

Andrea CAPORALI

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | 12:00 noon Deanery of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, UK Inter- and intra-cellular signalling controlling vascular homeostasis and post-ischaemic angiogenesis

Eduard STEFAN

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | 12:00 noon Institute of Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, AUSTRIA Decoding and Perturbation of Pathological Signaling Circuits

Lucile MIQUEROL

Friday, 12 April 2019 | 12:00 noon IBDM, CNRS UMR7288, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus de Luminy Case 907, Marseille cedex 9, FRANCE Title to be confirmed

Maria Giuseppina BOZZETTI

Thursday, 4 April 2019 | 12:00 noon DiSTeBA – Università del Salento, Lecce, ITALY The Drosophila Fragile-X Mental Retardation Protein has a role in the piRNA-mediated silencing of transposable elements

Yih-Cherng LIOU – Hosted Seminar

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 12:00 noon Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore Mitochondrial dynamics and quality control: functions of mitochondrial outer membrane proteins

Aldo FERRARI

Monday, 18 March 2019 | 12:00 noon Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND Reference-free traction force microscopy 

Vincent ANQUETIL

Monday, 4 March 2019 | 12:00 noon ICM – Brain and Spine Institute, Inserm U1127 – UPMC-P6 UMR S1127 , Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE Gene expression and splicing perturbations in Frontotemporal Dementias and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

Browse Seminars by topics

Cardiovascular

Andrea CAPORALI

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | 12:00 noon Deanery of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, UK Inter- and intra-cellular signalling controlling vascular homeostasis and post-ischaemic angiogenesis

Enrico Ferrazzi

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | 3:00 pm Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano, Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dept. of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, ITALY Maternal cardio-vascular system and clinical phenotypes of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Mark Mercola

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | 12:00 noon Professor, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Department of MedicinePalo Alto, CA, USA High Throughput Kinetic Studies of PatientiPSC-Cardiomyocytes to Probe Heart Disease.

Nazareno Paolocci

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 | 12:00 noon Johns Hopkins Heart & Vascular Institute e Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Universita’ di Padova, ITALY Keeping cool, calm, and connected: How the BDNF/TrkB signal aids the failing heart.

Blanche Shroen

Friday, 25 May 2018 | 12:00 noon Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht University, Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS Non-coding RNAs in heart failure: what more can we expect?

Elisa Di Pasquale

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | 12:00 noon National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB) – UOS of Milan and Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, ITALY iPSC-based models for cardiac diseases: focus on LMNA- dependent Cardiomyopathy.

Lutz Hein

Friday, 16 March 2018 | 12:00 noonInstitute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, GERMANYDynamics of the epigenome in cardiac myocyte development and disease.

Ajay Shah

Monday, 12 February 2018 | 12:00 noon King’s College London, BHF Chair of Cardiology & James Black Professor of Medicine, Director, King’s BHF Centre of Research Excellence, London, UK NADPH Oxidases and Redox Regulation of Cardiac Remodelling.

Stephane Heymans

Monday, 5 February 2018 | 12:00 noon Professor of Cardiomyopathies, Cardiology, Laboratory for Heart Failure Research, Dep. of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, CARIM, THE NETHERLANDS Inflammation and fibrosis as central drivers of heart failure.

Immunology

Giovanni Piccoli

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | 3:00 pm Assistant Professor and Assistant TelethonScientist, Dulbecco Telethon Institute,Laboratory of Biology of Synapse, Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO),University of Trento, ITALY Overexpression of Parkinson’s disease-associated mutationLRRK2 G2019S in mouse induces behavioural deficits andprotein aggregation.

John Christianson

Monday, 29 October 2018 | 12:00 noon Nuffield Dept. of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research CentreUniversity of Oxford, UK Beyond ERAD: emerging roles for ubiquitin ligase complexes of the endoplasmic reticulum.

Thomas Brocker

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | 12:00 noon LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Biomedizinisches Centrum Institute for ImmunologyPlanegg-Martinsried, GERMANY Plasmacytoid Dendritic cells and cell death detection.

Silvio Bicciato

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | 12:00 noon University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, ITALY Integrative analysis of genomics data to investigatetranscriptional programs in cancer cells.

Renato Ostuni

Friday, 29 June 2018 | 12:00 noon San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, ITALY Single-cell dissection of genomic cross-regulatory interplays in macrophages.

Lisa Westerberg

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | 3:00 pm Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SWEDEN Functional profiling of microbial communities through translational optimization.

Alexis M. Kalergis

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | 12:00 noon Millennium Institute Immunology and Immunotherapy, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, CHILE Interference with the immunological and neurological synapses as virulence mechanisms of RSV. Implications for vaccine design.

Reto Guler

Thursday, 8 January 2018 | 12:00 noonDivision of Immunology, IDM, University of Cape Town & International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Cape Town Component, SOUTH AFRICAHost transcriptomics of tuberculosis to statins and minor groove binders as host/pathogen-directed drug therapy for tuberculosis.

Molecular genetics

Alberto Auricchio

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | 3:00 pm Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, TIGEM, Pozzuoli (NA), ITALY AAV gene therapy from bench to bedside.

Anna Cereseto

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | 2:00 pm Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO)University of Trento, ITALY From user- to genome-friendlyCRISPR/Cas9

David Caramelli

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | 3:00 pm Head of Department of Biology, (Department of Excellence 2018-2022), Laboratory ofAnthropology, Molecular Anthropology/Paleogenetics Unit, University of Florence, ITALY Advanced in Ancient DNA studies.

Fabio Del Piero

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 | 12:00 noonProfessor of Pathology, Lousiana State University, Dep. of Pathobiological Sciences,Baton Rouge-Louisiana, USAComparative Pathobiology as Diagnostic and Research Tool for Advancements in Animal and Human Health.

RNA Processing

Morgan Marcos

Friday, 16 November 2018 | 12:00 noon MRC Centre for Regenerative MedicineThe University of EdinburghEdinburgh BioQuarter, Edinburgh, UK Role of RNA uridylation in germ inedifferentiation.

Javier F. Caceres

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | 12:00 noon University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, ITALY Integrative analysis of genomics data to investigatetranscriptional programs in cancer cells.

Graciela L. Boccaccio

Monday, 1 October 2018 | 12:00 noon RNA Cell Biology Lab., Instituto LeloirBuenos Aires, ARGENTINA Novel regulators of stress granule’s dynamics.

Philip Van Damme

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | 12:00 am Laboratory for Neurobiology, Leuven, THE NETHERLANDS Disease mechanisms of TDP-43 associated ALS-FTD.

Ana Eulalio

Monday, 2 July 2018 | 12:00 noon University of Coimbra, PORTUGAL Insights into host – bacterial pathogen interactions: from microRNAs to host stress response.

Maurizo Budini

Tuesday, 26 June 12:00 noon Instituto de Ciencias Odontológicas Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, CHILE Crosstalk between TDP-43 and Chaperone Mediated Autophagy (CMA): what do we know.

Alexander Borodavka

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | 12:00 noon Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds, UK These can go up to eleven’: shedding light on the molecular mechanisms of genome segment counting in rotaviruses.

Neurobiology

Tammaryn LASHLEY

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | 12:00 noon Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders and Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute of Neurology, University College London , UK research

Maria Giuseppina BOZZETTI

Thursday, 4 April 2019 | 12:00 noon DiSTeBA – Università del Salento, Lecce, ITALY The Drosophila Fragile-X Mental Retardation Protein has a role in the piRNA-mediated silencing of transposable elements

Vincent ANQUETIL

Monday, 4 March 2019 | 12:00 noon ICM – Brain and Spine Institute, Inserm U1127 – UPMC-P6 UMR S1127 , Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE Gene expression and splicing perturbations in Frontotemporal Dementias and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

Brunhilde WIRTH

Friday, 1 March 2019 | 12:00 noon Institute of Human Genetics, University of Cologne, GERMANY Therapeutic Approaches to Spinal Muscular Atrophy: In the Challenges is a Solution

Adriano CHIO’

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | 12:00 noon Department of Neuroscience University of Turin, ITALY Heterogeneity of motor and cognitive phenotypes of ALS: mechanisms and implications

Jagannatha Rao

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | 12:00 noon Director of the Institute of Scientific Researchand Technological Advances – INDICASAT AIP, PANAMA DNA dynamics in neuro degenerative disorders.

Elizabeth Ficher

Monday, 17 September 2018 | 12:00 noon Institutional Research Information Service, London, UK Physiological mouse models of neurodegeneration.

Gorazd Stokin

Friday, 22 June 2018 | 12:00 noon St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno, International Clinical Research Center, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC Axons, transport, Alzheimer’s disease and beyond.

Regenerative Medicine and Gene Therapy

Lucile MIQUEROL

Friday, 12 April 2019 | 12:00 noon IBDM, CNRS UMR7288, Aix-Marseille Université, Campus de Luminy Case 907, Marseille cedex 9, FRANCE Title to be confirmed

Aldo FERRARI

Monday, 18 March 2019 | 12:00 noon Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND Reference-free traction force microscopy 

Józef Dulak

Wednesday, 21 October 2018 | 12:00 noon Department of Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland & Kardio-Med Silesia, Zabrze, POLAND Heme oxygenase-1 and microRNAs in heart and skeletal muscle repair and regeneration.

Michele De Luca

Wednesday, 3 October 2018| 12:00 noon Centre for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, ITALY Combined cell and gene therapy of Epidermolysis Bullosa shed light on human epidermal stem cells

Heinz Redl

Monday, 21 May 2018 | 12:00 noon Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in the AUVA trauma research center, Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration, Chair TERMIS-EU, Vienna, AUSTRIA Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration – News from ligament, cartilage, bone and neuro area

Claudio Areias Franco

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | 3:00 pm Vascular Morphogenesis, Istituto de Medicina Molecular, IMM Lisboa, PORTUAGAL Competing interests in vascular morphogenesis.

Matias Zurbriggen

Friday, 22 April 2018 | 12:00 noon Institute of Synthetic Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, CEPLAS, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, GERMANY Optogenetic tools for the control and understanding of cellular processes in animal and plant systems.

Anna Randi

Thursday, 15 March 2018 | 12:00 noon Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK Vascular control of tissue homeostasis:transcriptional and epigenetic pathways.

Infectious diseases

Lara Manganaro

Friday, 26 October 2018 | 12:00 noon Fondazione INGM, Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare “Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi”, Milan, ITALY IL-15 modulates HIV resistance through SAMHD1 inactivation in CD4+ T cells.

Leo James

Friday, 5 October 2018 | 12:00 noon MRC Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge, UK How HIV uses its capsid to promote infection.

Shashi Kumar

Monday, 2 July 2018 | 3:00 pm International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, INDIA Metabolic Engineering of plant for artemisinin biosynthesis and efficient resilience of whole plant in treatment of rodent malaria.

Virginie Gautier

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | 12:00 noon UCD Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), School of Medicine, University College Dublin, IRELAND Unlocking HIV latency: Identifying novel targets at the host-virus interface for HIV CURE strategies.

Cancer

Elliott J. Androphy

Friday, 2 November 2018 | 3:00 pm Kampen-Norins Professor, Chair, Department of Dermatology, IndianaUniversity School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA Post-translational modifications of the E2 proteinregulate its activities.

Giorgio Scita

Monday, 8 October 2018 | 12:00 noon IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology &University of Milan, School of Medicine, Department of Oncology and Hemato- Oncology-DIPO, ITALY Unjamming overcomes kinetic and proliferation arrest in terminally differentiated cells and promotes collective motility of carcinoma.

Martin Trepel

Thursday, 6 September 2018 |12:00 noon Center for Oncology, II. Medical Clinic and Polyclinic, Hamburg, GERMANY Targeting cell-type-specific receptors in cancer and normal tissues.

Massimo Tommasino

Monday, 9 July 2018 | 12:00 noon International Agency for Research on Cancer World Health Organization, Lyon, FRANCE Human papillomaviruses and carcinogenesis: well- established and novel models.

Patrick Humbert

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 | 3:00 pm La Trobe University Research Centre for Molecular Cancer Prevention, Dept of Biochemistry and Genetics | La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Cell polarity, tissue organisation and the regulation of cancer progression.

Hassan Jumaa

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | 12:00 noon Institute of Immunology, University Hospital Ulm, GERMANY Cell-Autonomous BCR Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Mario Rossi

Monday, 9 April 2018 | 12:00 noonInstituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires (IBioBA) – CONICET, Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society, Polo Científico Tecnológico Godoy Cruz, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINARole of protein Ubiquitylation in tumor-cell migration and invasion.

Virology

Fabrizio Maggi

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | 12:00 noon Virology Unit, Pisa University Hospital, Building 200/C, Pisa, ITALY TTV story telling: from orphan virus of uncertain significance to immunological surrogate marker.

Anna K. Overby

Thursday, 15 November 2018 | 12:00 noon Department of Clinical Microbiology, Virology,Laboratory of Molecular Medicine Sweden(MIMS), Umeå University, SWEDEN Tick-borne encephalitis virus and the antiviral interferon system.

Mirco Vanetti

Thursday, 25 October 2018 | 3:00 pm European Applications manger-Functional Genomics at IDT Mitigating the risk of off-target effects when using CRISPR genome editing.

Nolwenn Jouvenet

Friday, 20 July 12:00 noon Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE Viral Genomics and Vaccination, Flavivirus Pathogenesis Group.

Massimo PIZZATO

Monday, 1 June 2018 | 3:00 pm Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, ITALY The role of SERINC5 in retrovirus infection and immunity

Fabrizio Maggi

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | 12:00 noon Virology Unit, Pisa University Hospital, Building 200/C, Pisa, ITALY TTV story telling: from orphan virus of uncertain significance to immunological surrogate marker.

DNA Repair

Alessandro Vindigni

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 | 3:00 pm Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA Mechanisms of replication stress response to chemotherapeutics.

Molecular and cellular biology

Yih-Cherng LIOU – Hosted Seminar

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 12:00 noon Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore Mitochondrial dynamics and quality control: functions of mitochondrial outer membrane proteins

Anton WUTZ – Hosted Seminar

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | 12:00 noon ETH Zurich, Inst. f. Molecular Health Sciences, Zürich, SWITZERLAND Haploid embryonic stem cells as a tool for discovery of new regulators in X inactivation and Hedgehog signaling

Sebastian Oltean

Friday, 6 July 2018 | 12:00 noon University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK Alternative Splicing in Chronic Kidney Diseases.

Microbiology

Jeremy Thompson

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 | 12:00 noon Cornell University, NY, USA Of viruses and vices. From a familiar generalist to an emerging specialist.

Christine Moissl-Eichinger

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | 12:00 noon Center for Microbiome Research Medizinische Universität Graz, AUSTRIA Archaea, neglected components of the animal, plant and human microbiome.

Bioinformatics

Kristian Vlahovicek

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | 12:00 noon Bioinformatics Group, Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, CROATIA Functional profiling of microbial communities through translational optimization.

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