22 September 2021

Introducing: Fernanda Pinheiro

Fernanda Pinheiro is fascinated with the emergence of simplicity in systems with multiple interacting parts.¬†How do simple laws emerge from what seems overwhelmingly complex at the microscopic scale? How do interactions shape observables in nature?¬†These questions are at the core of her research interests, from quantum mechanics to the intersection of systems biology, ecology, and […]

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20 September 2021

A novel view on mammalian brain development

Brain contains billions of specialised cells called neurons that are key to the functioning of the nervous system. Development and evolution of the brain have been linked to the growth and size of its outer layer ‚Äď the neocortex ‚Äď which controls consciousness, emotion, and reasoning, as well as language and memory. In mammals, the […]

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10 September 2021

Nucleolar organisation drives ribosome biogenesis

Ribosomes are complex molecular machines that produce proteins, the key building blocks of all cells. They consist of a small and a large subunit that mature separately and subsequently come together to form a functional ribosome. Ribosome biogenesis is complex: it starts with the synthesis of small- and large-subunit precursors in the nucleolus ‚Äď a defined sub compartment of the cell nucleus. Nucleoli are very peculiar organelles that […]

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10 September 2021

Iain Mattaj honoured with German Cross of Merit

Human Technopole Director, former EMBL Director General, Professor Iain Mattaj was awarded the German Cross of Merit (‚ÄėVerdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland‚Äô) at a ceremony held at EMBL Heidelberg on 9 September 2021. The honour recognises Professor Mattaj‚Äôs commitment to the German public and the common good through fostering and increasing the interaction and dialogue between EMBL and the German community […]

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01 September 2021

Expanding our Data Centre

Among HT‚Äôs six core facilities, there is a high performing Data Centre to store, manage and analyse huge amounts of data and information and support researchers‚Äô activities. Once Human Technopole is fully operational the Data Centre will be in a new technical area which complements the South Building and will support the computational needs of […]

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