• Understanding the origins of Malformations of the Cortical development

    Ossola and Kalebic. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2022 The cerebral cortex – the outer brain layer – accounts approximately for half of the human and mammalian brain mass and controls language, memory, reasoning, and consciousness. Specialised cortex cells – the neural progenitors – are responsible for the specification, positioning and maturation of neurons in the cortex, […]

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  • Europe Awards Human Technopole’s Research on Thyroid

    A research project that focuses on the thyroid and its function, proposed by Dr Francesca Coscia of Human Technopole, has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant, one of the most important European grants supporting young scientists at the beginning of their independent research career. Francesca, a Group Leader in the Human Technopole Structural Biology […]

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  • Happy Holidays from Human Technopole

    2021 was a year of “firsts” for Human Technopole: our first 100 employees (a number we will soon double!), the opening of our first lab spaces, the first Early Career Fellows, scientific training and outreach activities, the first visits on campus by key stakeholders, our first Integrated Reporting and, last but not least, a new address.  We hope you continue to enjoy following our updates and activities. We are excited […]

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  • Microcephalin 1 regulates chromosomal DNA condensation

    The nucleus of eukaryotic cells contains the genome of an organism, which consists of chromosomal DNA arranged in well-organised protein-DNA structures. To proliferate, cells first duplicate their chromosomal DNA and then distribute it evenly between to daughter cells by means of a multistep process referred to as cell cycle. During cell division or mitosis, the […]

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  • Cryo-EM sheds light on the specificity of retrotransposon integration

    Retrotransposons or transposable elements (TEs) are parts of eukaryotic DNA that can replicate and paste themselves into different locations in the genome. The process involves reverse transcription converting RNA into DNA, which is then inserted into the host genome. This “copy-and-paste” mechanism is shared with a class of viruses called retroviruses but does not lead […]

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  • Introducing Craig Glastonbury

    Craig Glastonbury is a geneticist with a background in Machine Learning applied to biological problems. His group’s core scientific interest is to understand the genetic and mechanistic basis of complex diseases. To do this, Craig combines the latest developments in Machine Learning with large scale genomic and clinical datasets, with a specific focus on histopathology and […]

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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.

  • MIND

    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 […]

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  • Festival delle Scienze

    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 […]

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  • HT presents – Dialogues on science and society

    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 […]

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  • Science for all

    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.

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  • Associazione Civita

    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 […]

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  • Cover RMN


    In his article of 5 February, Massimo Sideri – editor in chief of Corriere Innovazione – wrote about overlooked scientists: those men and women who gave a fundamental contribution to scientific progress but whose names are often unknown. We took up his appeal and were inspired to create #RememberMyName, a social campaign to share the […]

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