Human technopole Milan

Highlights

  • Call for Human Technopole Director

    The Human Technopole Foundation has published an open call to appoint an outstanding scientist and visionary leader as its second Director to guide the next stages of the life sciences research Institute’s development. Current Director Iain Mattaj will complete his four-year mandate on 31 December 2022. Having reached 70 years of age, Prof. Mattaj is […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • HT Cryo-EM Symposium

    Location: Human Technopole, Milan, Italy

    Date: 29-30 September 2022

    Target audience: national and international structural biology research community

    Registration closes: 26 June 2022

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Research at HT

Improving human health and well-being is the ultimate goal of Human Technopole. We need to prevent and cure diseases to allow people of all ages to not only live longer, but also live better.

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Thanks to a global and interdisciplinary study of human biology, our research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms at the basis of various diseases, leveraging the technological advances of the last decade and the enormous amount of biological, clinical and socio-economic data currently available to improve our healthcare systems and our overall quality of life.

Human Technopole’s research is based on five interdisciplinary research centres: Genomics, Neurogenomics, Structural Biology, Computational Biology and Health Data Science. Research activity is supported by six state-of-the-art facilities.

Work with us

We offer the opportunity to be part of a new, dynamic research institute promoting a highly collaborative and international working environment.

We aim to attract the best resources in each field with a selection based on merit and transparency as we believe that highly diverse teams produce the best and most innovative results.

If you are a passionate person who likes to seize great challenges, consider applying for one of our scientific or administrative vacancies. 

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  • CITT: Study Tour on the Innovation System in Switzerland

    (Lausanne, Basel, Zurich, Bellinzona – 14/16 June 2022) From 14 to 16 June 2022, CITT took part in the study tour “SWITZERLAND, CRADLE OF INNOVATION”, organised by the Swiss Embassy in Italy to present the excellence of the Swiss Confederation’s innovation system. Among the institutions visited during the mission by Dr. Fabio Terragni, member of […]

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  • Human brain evolution in a dish

    Understanding the origin of human brain evolution and the underlying molecular mechanisms is made challenging by the complexity of the brain itself and ethical barriers to the use of human samples. The Kalebic team discusses how human forebrain organoids can be exploited to study human brain evolution and neurodevelopmental pathologies. Human brain evolution has been […]

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  • Studying the eukaryotic genome in 3D

    Three-dimensional (3D) organisation of the eukaryotic nuclear genome has a crucial role in gene regulation. Magda Bienko and Nicola Crosetto overview emerging and established techniques used to investigate the spatial arrangement of the genome in the nucleus and how it affects gene function in single cells and tissues. Tight packing into chromatin fibers and their […]

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  • 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, and Prof. Giuseppe Testa, Head of the HT’s Neurogenomics […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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: […]

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  • Introducing Luisa Zuccolo

    Luisa Zuccolo is an epidemiologist interested in the interplay between maternal and child health. She will be joining HT from the University of Bristol (UK), where she is a Senior Lecturer at the Integrative Epidemiology Unit, Department of Population Health Sciences. Luisa will join HT in July 2022, but she is already working to build […]

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  • Plenty of algae to study human ciliopathies

    The green solution that bubbles in the Chlamy farm, within the “Chlamy” room on the ground floor of Incubator 1 on the Human Technopole campus, is a mixture of water, salts and algae. It is part of a 60+ litre culture of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (later referred as Chlamy), a species of algae that is used […]

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