26 May 2022

HT and Bicocca collaborate on grant winning research on rare diseases

A research project focussing on rare diseases by Prof. Silvia Nicolis, in the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences at the University of Milan Bicocca, in collaboration with Veronica Krenn, young researcher among the five winners of the first edition of HT’s Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Programme, has been awarded 240,000 euros grant from Alleanza Fondazione Telethon-Fondazione Cariplo. The project (described here below) deals with the identification of genes expressed in the nervous system and potentially important in the genetic pathology of brain development.

Read more
25 May 2022

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 at HT

Human Technopole is looking for enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers interested in applying for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022. Projects should focus on one of the areas of the five HT’s Research Centres: Computational Biology, Structural Biology, Genomics, Neurogenomics and Health Data Science. The objective of PFs is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in […]

Read more
25 May 2022

Post-translational modifications in control of human thyroglobulin

Thyroglobulin is the protein precursor of thyroid hormones, key regulators of vertebrate development and metabolism. On the occasion of World Thyroid Day, Laura Tosatto and Francesca Coscia discuss how post-translational modifications (PTM) of thyroglobulin can regulate thyroid gland function in health and disease. They also highlight the importance of combining structural biology, proteomics, and genomics […]

Read more
23 May 2022

HT Welcomes ISTA to Discuss New Frontiers in Life Sciences

The leadership of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria-ISTA is visiting Human Technopole for a day of talks and seminars. Thanks to the use of organoids, Human Technopole’s Centre for Neurogenomics and ISTA have already collaborated on a study on autism spectrum disorder caused by mutations in the CHD8 gene, recently published in the […]

Read more
18 May 2022

Why do we have preferences towards certain foods?

A new study in Nature Communications by Nicola Pirastu and colleagues identifies new loci involved in individual food choice in a large-scale genome-wide association study and deepens our understanding of the genetics behind food liking. French politician Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin gained fame for his passion for food and the aphorism “Tell me what you eat: […]

Read more