May 2021, ISSUE #11

ICGEB in the news

In this edition, we feature MSC Fellowships, scientific publications, our valued partnership with the Government of South Africa and the resilience of science during the worst of the pandemic in India.

From the Director-General
In this month's Newsletter, we celebrate the power of science and its resilience within ICGEB during the current health crisis. Our publication results for 2020 reflect the commitment of our scientists and all staff in making science possible and effective under the most difficult of circumstances. Above all, our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues at ICGEB in India, with whom we stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against Covid19.
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ICGEB welcomes expressions of interest from researchers who would like to jointly apply for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships to work in the laboratories in Trieste, Italy.
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International seminars with experts in diverse fields of the Life Sciences are freely available to the broader scientific community.
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ICGEB joins the OECD agencies supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more
UN Environment Programme and the ICGEB Regulatory Science Group are surveying Parties about their use of the Biosafety Clearing-House. Read more

"Science & the CIty" Young returns to Trieste, Italy from 24-27 May 2021 - open conversations with University students and experts on the scientific impact of - for this series - robotics, sleep, stress, and eating disorders.
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Off the press

South Africa: ICGEB Host Country
This month, Dr. Phil Mjwara, South Africa’s Director-General of Science and Innovation, writes on our South African host government’s vision to provide Africa with access to biotechnology in partnership with the ICGEB.
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Findings on Covid
Published in Nature on 7 April 2021, M.Giacca and collaborators in London and Trieste discover the mechanism that leads to the fusion of cells infected with Sars-Cov-2 and a drug capable of blocking this process.
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Findings on Leukemia
A study from D. Efremov and collaborators, published in Blood opens the way for the development of personalised combination treatments for patients with Richter transformation.
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