The Human Technopole Foundation has published an open call to appoint an outstanding scientist and visionary leader as its second Director to guide the next stages of the life sciences research Institute’s development.
Current Director Iain Mattaj will complete his four-year mandate on 31 December 2022. Having reached 70 years of age, Prof. Mattaj is unfortunately unable to continue for a second mandate and will therefore be handing over to the new Director in January 2023.
The new Director, chosen by an international search committee appointed by the Foundation’s Supervisory Board, will take over from the very successful start-up phase led by Prof. Mattaj during which HT built up core lab facilities, recruited over 20 world-class research group leaders and attracted nearly 8.5 million euros in extramural funding.
The new Director will ensure full continuity by further expanding on these successes with the necessary scientific leadership and guidance.
Which brain connections coordinate the sense of sight with movement, for example maintaining stable vision while walking or moving our eyes? How is cholesterol formed and what functions does it have in its intermediate steps? These are the topics of the research projects awarded the Early Career Fellowship Programme, a call for proposals launched by […]
The first symposium on “Gender Equality and Diversity at HT” took place today at the Human Technopole Auditorium. The aim of the event was to discuss why there are differences in the career outcomes of men and women and how we can act to promote equality and inclusion at HT. During the event we heard from Gerlind […]
The Supervisory Board of the Human Technopole Foundation has appointed Marino Zerial as the institute’s new Director. Currently Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, a research institution he helped found over 25 years ago, Marino Zerial is also an honorary professor at the Faculty of Medicine […]
Magda Bienko, Group Leader at the Functional Genomics Centre at Human Technopole has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her research project “Radialis”. The project, which has earned a funding of 2 million euros, aims to understand the design principles shaping genome architecture. Within our cells, DNA is folded in a three-dimensional structure. The […]
A web-based application developed by the Iorio Group and the IT & digitalisation team at Human Technopole helps non-computational scientists process and analyse CRISPR-Cas9 screens by reducing false-positive hits. CRISPR/Cas9 technology has become the gold standard for genome and epigenome editing, for studying the regulation of gene expression, and for high-throughput screenings aiming at identifying […]
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