The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is an international organisation with thirty years of activity within the United Nations System. A centre of excellence for research and training, it enables scientists from over sixty countries to work in contact with the world’s finest experts in the various life sciences sectors.
There are 46 research programmes under way in the three locations – Trieste, New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa) – and 575 researchers. The main headquarters is based in Trieste and constitutes a scientific hub of a high international level, equipped to implement the most advanced experimental methodologies in the field of molecular and cellular biology. There are 18 research groups operating, whose activities involve 200 people from over 35 different countries.
HOW TO GET THERE:
By bus (routes 51 or 39 from Trieste Centrale railway station to Padriciano).
By car: A4 Venice-Trieste, pass the Lisert tollgate and continue in the direction of Slovenia for approximately 20 min, exit at “Padriciano – Area di Ricerca” (building “W”).
The ICGEB organises visits to its laboratories for first and second-grade secondary schools, welcoming about 1000 students a year. The visits are conducted by ICGEB doctoral students and include a brief presentation of the Centre accompanied by a tour of the laboratories, and interactive demonstrations to engage and arouse the curiosity of the students on topics such as gene therapy, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, human cloning and stem cells. Since 2017 the ICGEB of Trieste has a laboratory dedicated to didactic lessons for visitors.
Mon-Fri, from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.
Groups, upon reservation,
maximum number of people 60
SCHOOLS: Yes, with prior booking
DURATION: from 1-4 hours, to be agreed according to group needs
interactive demonstrations on gene therapy, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, human cloning and stem cells (eg DNA extraction, bacteria growth, visualisation by microscope)
DISABLED ACCESS: by prior booking