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  • Science is a collaborative endeavour

    In January 2019, the arrival of Director Iain Mattaj marked the beginning of the Human Technopole Foundation. Since then, we have made great progress, structuring our administrative offices, refurbishing existing buildings and creating new spaces for our first experimental laboratories.   The global pandemic which hit the world in 2020 caused unimaginable difficulties and loss to people all over the world, forcing us […]

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  • MoU between HT and 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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  • Keeping Sperm Cells on Track

    Milan 8 January 2021 – One essential component of each eukaryotic cell is the cytoskeleton. Microtubules, tiny tubes consisting of a protein called tubulin, are part of this skeleton of cells. Cilia and flagella, which are antenna-like structures that protrude from most of the cells in our body, contain many microtubules. An example of flagell is the sperm […]

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    Happy holidays from Human Technopole!

    We have reached the end of a year which has been intense and complicated for Italy and the entire world. Despite the difficulties that hit, including the city of Milan, for Human Technopole 2020 was a year of great growth and development: we are on the verge of one hundred employees and over forty recruitment […]

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  • Researchers map a fundamental enzyme

    For the first time, scientists have “photographed” and mapped human RNA polymerase III, a fundamental enzyme for the life of all cells whose mutations can cause hypersensitivity to viruses with severe consequences to our health. This result was obtained by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London and the University of Regensburg (Germany), […]

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  • Prof. Vannini on AlphaFold

    What potential does artificial intelligence hold for structural biologists to understand the structure of proteins? Prof. Alessandro Vannini, Head of our Structural Biology Research Centre spoke with Radio 3 Scienze and La Stampa to discuss the latest DeepMind developments, the AlphaFold software and its impact for structural biology. Listen to the podcast https://bit.ly/3m3gANq and read […]

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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, with the #RememberMyName campaign to share the discoveries and revolutionary ideas of lesser-known scientists. 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.

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    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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