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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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  • Jug Group awarded CZI grants to support advancement of imaging technologies

    Members of the Jug Group, Florian Jug, Joran Deschamps and Christopher Schmied, have been awarded two $20.000 grants for the creation of napari plugins. The grants are awarded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as part of a wider effort to advance technologies and expand global access to bioimaging. napari is a community-built software used to view […]

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  • Science Day: Iain Mattaj reveals the new HT space for Eva Mameli Calvino

    To celebrate World Science Day, HT Director Iain Mattaj shares the new space on HT Campus dedicated to Eva Mameli Calvino, the first female Professor of Botany in Italy. She dedicated her life to the study of plants, including their genetics, and she imported the first palms trees, kiwis and grapefruits to the country. The […]

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  • What Goes Through Our Heads: The Frontiers Of Neurogenomics

    In the context of the Festival delle Scienze, Prof. Giuseppe Testa shares the latest developments in the world of neuroscience through the story of the creation of the Neurogenomics Research Centre of Human Technopole: its innovative features, the profiles of excellence of its researchers and the use and development of organoids. The event took place […]

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  • Understanding Cells. The Challenge Of Genomics

    The genome is an important ally of predictive medicine: its study allows to understand the role of genetic components in various pathologies and to implement preventive actions. In the context of the Festival delle Scienze, Nicole Soranzo, Head of Human Technopole Genomics Research Centre, and Stefano Gustincich, head of the 5000genomi@VdA project, talk about this new […]

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Outreach

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.

  • 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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  • MIND Education

    Once again, Human Technopole takes part in MIND Education activities now in their fourth edition and organised together with MIND partners. Activities for elementary, middle and high school students as well as a Call4Ideas dedicated to universities to bring young people closer to the world of science, research and innovation.

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