November 2019, ISSUE #2

ICGEB in the news

In this bi-monthly edition of the ICGEB Newsletter we welcome new Group Leaders to Trieste: Giannino Del Sal and Silvano Piazza, and Cape Town: Georgia Schafer. Dhiraj Kumar reports from ICCEB New Delhi on COVID testing for the Government of India. We announce this year's outstanding CRP Awards, collaboration with IILA and, in addition to recent scientific publications, we hear from Alumni Ambassador, Massimo Caputi.

From the Director-General
Conferences for the global community, bringing together scientists and the general public have returned! In August ICGEB was at the televised Bio Africa 2020; in September we were live at the EuroScience Open Forum, with Minister F. Nicoletti, ICGEB Appointed Governor from Italy. ICGEB Science & the City events on hot topics in science, launched on the international arena via Cape Town, are being brought to the Young this month (in Italian), live from the "Teatro Miela", Trieste, and in streaming world-wide. 
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Alumni Ambassador
Massimo Caputi: Full Professor, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine, recounts his career history from Trieste to his current lab and work on gene transcription, cancer, and developing diagnostic devices for the detection of multiple viral species
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Forthcoming closing dates for Applications:
ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships:
30 September 2020
Short-term PhDs and Postdoc Fellowships:
30 September 2020
Joint ICGEB - JRC Fellowship: 25 September
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CRP Awards 
Funding science in Member States since 1988, this year ICGEB has presented Awards to outstanding CRP Grants. This year's recipients: Argentina and Croatia
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Support our work
How do we harness the power of Science and new technologies to enhance the quality of people's lives? We aim to change lives using Science for Development.
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Off the press

Frontotemporal dementia
Emanuele Buratti's latest publication - in Open Access in Acta Neuropathologica - pushes forward studies on TDP-43 Frontotemporal dementia and lobar degeneration, ALS, Phosphorylation-specific antibody and TDP-43 strains.
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ICGEB New Delhi steps up for COVID19 testing
In response to the Government of India's request, the specially equipped BSL3 lab at ICGEB New Delhi has already tested close to 1000 samples by RT-PCR. Dhiraj Kumar reports  from ICGEB New Delhi.
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IILA funds COVID19 research via ICGEB
Lawrence Banks and Antonella Cavallari, IILA Secretary General have announced the financing of COVID19-related research from among projects selected under the ICGEB CRP Grants Programme.
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