Mauro Giacca

Director General of ICGEB, Trieste (Italy)

Course: Communication 2014

Mauro Giacca is graduated in medicine and specialised in microbiology and virology. He is Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Trieste, Italy. Since 2004 is the Director of the Italian Component of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of Trieste, an international, intergovernmental organization for advanced research and training in the UN system, and since 2014 is the Director-General of the whole organization including the branches in India and South Africa. Since 2012 is Expert Member in the National Committee for Biotechnology, Biosafety and Life Sciences (CNBBSV), an advisory body to the President of the Council of Ministries of the Republic of Italy.
He has published over 250 full papers in peerreviewed international journals and 20 reviews or chapters in published books and university text books. He is the author of the book “Gene Therapy”, Springer ed., 2010. The journals in which his articles have been published include Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Med, PNAS, and several others.
He presents his research activity at meetings and seminars worldwide. He regularly contributes articles to national newspapers and popular science magazines.