Ivano Legnini is an Italian molecular and systems biologist interested in gene regulation. He currently lives in Berlin, working at the Max Delbrück Center – Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, in the lab of Nikolaus Rajewsky. Ivano did his PhD in the lab of Irene Bozzoni at Sapienza University of Rome, where he also […]
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a small protein encoded by the APOE gene regulating lipid homeostasis in mammals. The e4 variant of the APOE gene (APOE4) is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mammals. A Nature study co-authored by Jose Davila-Velderrain reveals cell-type specific effects of APOE4 on cholesterol metabolism and […]
DNA intercalating dyes and massively sequencing techniques are traditionally used to study nuclear chromatin compaction. These tools, however, do not allow for direct measurement of chromatin compaction of individual loci. Nicola Crosetto and Magda Bienko combine fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) with DNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to assess the level of chromatin compaction […]
An international study co-ordinated by Andrea Sottoriva, Head of Human Technopole’s Computational Biology Research Centre, together with researchers from the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in London, reveals that key changes that explain mechanistic aspects of the onset and development of intestinal tumours come not only from genetic mutations, but also from so-called ‘epigenetics’ and […]
World-leading interdisciplinary research groups have committed to provide innovative approaches to improve the quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders Paris, 25th October 2022 The consortium of the EU-funded project Risk and Resilience in Developmental Diversity and Mental Health (R2D2-MH) is kicking-off today in Paris. 26 European and associated partners (Australia, Canada and Israel) […]
The AI4Life project launched today, marks an exciting chapter in the computational and life science research communities. The €4 million Horizon Europe funded project aims to create accessible, harmonized, and interoperable AI tools and methods for solving today’s microscopy image analysis problems. The gap Machine learning (ML) has accelerated frontier research in the life sciences, […]
Human Technopole plays an active role in communicating science effectively.
Our outreach activity kicked off while the construction of our laboratories was still ongoing. The development of our scientific activity will allow us to share HT’s works through communication campaigns, events, initiatives and dissemination activities aimed at a large and diverse audience: children, students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life.
Human Technopole and Treccani Futura present “A Proposito di Futuro”, a festival organized jointly in Milan on Tuesday 15 November 2022. The initiative aims to be an opportunity to discuss the futures that are opening up before us, with an interdisciplinary approach that systematically brings together voices from science, technology and humanities, on issues that […]
MIND Milano Innovation District is Milan’s new city district dedicated to science, research and innovation. A real city within a city that looks to the future with a vision that combines scientific, academic and environmental aspects. Alongside Research hospital Galeazzi and Milan University, Human Technopole is one of the leading actors of MIND. We work […]
What is the role of life sciences when facing global challenges? Discoveries in the field of genetics, molecular biology or evolution can improve but also pose a threat to our quality of life. Human Technopole is among the scientific partners of the XVI edition of Festival delle Scienze from 22 to 28 November 2021 in […]
The Human Technopole Foundation is pleased to invite you to a series of events to discuss science, innovation and society. In line with its mission, Human Technopole organises meetings, initiatives and activities aimed at promoting scientific dissemination to reinforce the message that science is a public good. Each ‘HT presents’ will take the cue from the recent publication of […]
Scientific and social research together for Science for All: how scientific research can improve the journey of life, a project curated by Fondazione G. Feltrinelli, with Human Technopole and Arexpo to strengthen the link between citizenship and sustainable, concrete, equitable and accessible development aimed at improving our quality of life.
Human Technopole and Associazione Civita kick off the new year by signing a memorandum of understanding to carry out joint activities to promote scientific culture and dissemination of knowledge. HT is the new Italian research institute for life sciences. As part of its mission, HT aims to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and […]