01 December 2021

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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23 November 2021

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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16 November 2021

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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10 November 2021

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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08 November 2021

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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