The final conference of the cooperation project with the Republic of Moldova entitled “Strengthening epidemiological surveillance capacity to address COVID-19 and other epidemics” took place on 7 July 2022 in Trieste, hosted by the 27th ICGEB Symposium.
A Moldovan Delegation from the Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova (SUMPh) visited the ICGEB headquarters in Trieste from 6 to 8 July, on the occasion of the final conference of the cooperation project “Strengthening epidemiological surveillance capacity to address COVID-19 and other epidemics”, supported by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia under Regional Law 19/2000.
The conference, which took place during the 27th ICGEB Annual Symposium taking place at the Trieste MIB School of Management, was an opportunity to retrace 18 months of cooperation between the ICGEB and SUMPh to strengthen national research capabilities in the detection and surveillance of SARS-Cov-2 through the transfer of know-how and expertise, in view of the creation of a permanent infrastructure for the surveillance of coronaviruses and other human viruses in Moldova.
The results of the project were presented by ICGEB Alumna from the Republic of Moldova, Mariana Ulinici, who in 2021 performed a short-term Arturo Falaschi PhD fellowship at the ICGEB Molecular Virology Lab, supervised by PI Alessandro Marcello.
During the 3-day visit, a tour of ICGEB facilities and a round table were organised to identify the next strategic priorities and future collaboration opportunities. The delegation also had the opportunity to meet with the International Relations and Mobility Office of the University of Trieste to develop future training mobility partnership and exchange programmes between the two universities.