International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

Overview

Sector

Education, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Health, Industrial Development, Research, Science, Technology & Innovation, Sustainability and Environment

Country

Italy

SDG

02 - Zero Hunger, 03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy, 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type

Intergovernmental Organization

URL

https://www.icgeb.org

Description

About


The ICGEB is a unique intergovernmental organisation initially established as a special project of UNIDO. Autonomous since 1994, it runs 46 state-of-the-art laboratories, in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa and forms an interactive network with over 65 Member States. It plays a key role in Biotechnology worldwide for excellence in Research, Training and Technology Transfer to industry to contribute in concrete terms to the achievement of sustainable global development and its operations are aligned to those of the United Nations System.


Our Organisation is dedicated to advanced research and training in molecular biology and biotechnology and advancing knowledge, applying the latest techniques in the fields of:



  • biomedicine;

  • crop improvement;

  • environmental protection/remediation;

  • biopharmaceuticals, biopesticide and biofuel production.


The ICGEB is governed by the Board of Governors, made up of representatives from each Member State and the Council of Scientific Advisers, composed of eminent scientists who oversee the scientific excellence of the Centre. At present 700 people, from over 40 different countries, work at the ICGEB, of which almost 600 are scientific personnel, including research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, research technicians.


What we do


The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ICGEB is an Intergovernmental Organisation and its operations are aligned to those of the United Nations Common System. It operates as a Centre of excellence for Research, Training and Technology Transfer to industry to promote sustainable global development.


The ICGEB is unique in pursuing these goals through an approach that also involves advanced experimental research in its own laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa. It provides a scientific environment of top international standard for advanced research and education and for the development of biotechnology products for over 60 Member States. Partnering with other Multilateral Organizations, disseminating information related to biosafety, bioethics and other issues across the globe, championing outreach and public engagement to promote scientific information and improve quality of life.

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