September 2021, ISSUE #13

ICGEB in the news

This bimonthly edition of the ICGEB Newsletter reports on the exciting developments in the collaboration with New England Biolabs® (NEB)®  for rapid lab diagnostics in Africa, with a commentary by Nobel laureate and CSA Member Sir Rich Roberts. We also announce Calls for Training for Least Developed Countries, Fellowships for women scientists, research vacancies, and review article.

From the Director-General
This month Lawrence Banks writes from HQ Trieste, following the G20 Research and visits by the Ministers of Science of Brazil, South Africa, and the President of TUBITAK, Turkey. He remarks on the successfully trialled novel diagnostic for COVID-19 tailored to low-resource settings, and the Organisation's expanding core programmes.

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EMPOWER Fellowships: a UNOSSC and ICGEB South-South and Triangular Cooperation programme for women scientists from developing countries. Apply by 30 September 2021
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North-South Training in technical elements of Biotechnology Policy is part of the PACTS Programme between the UN Technology Bank for LDCs, TWAS and ICGEB. Apply by 15 October 2021
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Public Engagement is integral to the ICGEB mission and is carried out by our students and researchers in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town. On 24-26 September 2021 European Researchers' Night & Trieste Next Science Fair with Science & the City Young
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Also from New Delhi and Cape Town, international speakers present their latest findings, talks on soft skills in science and by alumni. Recently in Trieste PierGorgio Percipalle, NYU Abu Dhabi & Gianluca Petris, MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, UK 
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Off the press

Diagnostics program in Africa goes ahead
The ICGEB pilot study for cost-effective SARS-CoV-2 testing in Africa enters Phase 2. Nobel laureate, Richard J. Roberts,  comments on the ICGEB COVID-testing program.
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A call to arms for cell-cell interactions in the microbiome
Trends in Plant Science: ICGEB Bacteriology lab call for accelerated research on the biotic cell-cell interactions between bacteria in plant microbiomes.
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New Group Leader
Dr. Jitendra K. Thakur has recently commenced a new position at ICGEB New Delhi as Group Leader of the Plant Transcription Regulation laboratory.

See the current Group Leader vacancy, and other opportunities to work with us:
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