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  • New Human Technopole Strategic Plan 2024-2028 now online!

    Five years since its inception, Human Technopole is now a dynamic institute where researchers from around the world have laid the foundations for unravelling the fundamental mechanisms of life across multiple biological scales – molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations – in space and time.

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  • Marino Zerial

    Director Marino Zerial elected as a new member of the Leopoldina

    The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has elected the Dresden and Italian cell biologist Marino Zerial as one of its members. Currently Director of Human Technopole, he is also one of the founding directors of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG).

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  • Autoimmune encephalitis: ItsME Foundation funds Harschnitz Group

    The Harschnitz Group has been awarded a grant from the ItsME Foundation to develop a human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived brainstem model to understand brainstem encephalitis. The ItsME Foundation was founded in 2019 by Jur Deitmers and has its base in The Netherlands, with the goal to fight Meningitis and Encephalitis.

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  • Karthik Ramanadane wins a HFSP fellowship for thyroid studies

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, Italy  wins a Fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): our Karthik Ramanadane, Postdoc in the Coscia Group (Structural Biology), will pursue a challenging project on the molecular mechanisms of the thyroid at Human Technopole.

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  • Rare diseases: Telethon-Cariplo funds two research projects at HT

    Two research projects from Human Technopole have won the Fondazione Telethon and Cariplo grant to uncover the genetic and molecular mechanisms of acute myeloid leukemia and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The projects, led by Alice Giustacchini (Group Leader of Genomics) and Emanuele Villa and Nicolò Caporale (Testa Group, Neurogenomics), have been respectively funded with €230,000 and €250,000.

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  • First Marie Curie Fellowships for Human Technopole

    Two Human Technopole researchers have been awarded the Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships for early career researchers: Dr. Carlos Jiménez and Dr. Albert Navarro Gallinad. Dr. Navarro Gallinad’s research project, presented today on National Women’s Health Day, will investigate the environmental risks faced by pregnant women by analysing almost 1,000,000 births in Lombardy over the last twelve years. Dr. Jiménez will study how the spatial arrangement of nuclear proteins contributes to optimal cell functioning.

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Research at HT

Improving human life and technology by investing in human health and prevention research 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.

To accomplish its mission, HT’s research strives to unravel fundamental mechanisms relevant to human physiology and disease using a multi-scale systems biology approach, based on a combination of experimental research and theory, coupled with computational biology and Artificial Intelligence.

Shared Research Infrastructure

To fulfil the needs of the Italian life science research community, HT infrastructure includes 5 National Facilities, serving as technological hubs and incubators for developing and disseminating new tools and methodologies and for carrying out top-level research.

Courses and Conferences

The overarching and inspiring theme for HT’s external training activities is to create at HT a centre of excellence for training promising researchers in the biomedical sciences, while providing broad access to HT’s expertise, methods, and resources to the external community. Courses and conferences are supported by institutional and external funding, and sponsorships are welcome.

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.