January 2022, ISSUE #15

ICGEB news

The ICGEB eNewsletter is published bimonthly. We open this year by reporting an exciting discovery in science from the Cardiovascular Biology lab, new training and grant opportunities, Open Access resources, and updates on Governance.

From the Director-General
Reverting, with regret, to remote seasonal greetings, in December 2021 I delivered my best wishes for the future to the ICGEB community. Our goal as we enter 2022 is to be able to use our science and resources to make the world a better place as we all hope for a brighter and happier year ahead.

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The WE-STAR programme offering mobility fellowships to early-career women scientists from Africa, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is open for applications until 28 January 2022. 
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CRP Grants
ICGEB CRP Grants are awarded to contribute to the implementation of outstanding scientific research projects in Member States. Watch this space for the 2022 Call - coming soon.
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Open Access lectures - for PhD and Postdocs, and the broader scientific community - resume this month with our first speaker, Giulio Pompilio, Scientific Director, IRCCS Monzino. 
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The Call for Proposals for Meetings and Courses to be held in scientific institutions in ICGEB Member States in 2023 is now open. Closing date for applications:
28 February 2022.
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Off the press

Team discovers new monoclonal antibody for heart therapy
Nature Comms: Group Leader Serena Zacchigna heads a study showing the efficacy of a new biological drug capable of blocking fibrosis and protecting the heart muscle after myocardial infarction.
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Operational Agreement with South Africa
During the 7th annual Science Forum South Africa SFSA, ICGEB and the Government of South Africa signed the Agreement supporting the Cape Town activities for the 2021-2025 work programme 
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Science Technology and Innovation
Group Leader Ranjan Nanda showcases his team's research in identifying a biomarker signature for TB in exhaled breath in Shaastra, Madras Indian Institute of Technology's bimonthly magazine.
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