26 October 2018 – Technological advances over the past decade have transformed opportunities for research in human systems as well as on models with direct relevance to human biology, thereby boosting possibilities for scientists to develop improved, more targeted strategies for promoting human health and healthy ageing.
The Human Technopole, a new institute for life science research that is coming into being in Milan, Italy, has the overarching goal of developing stratified approaches to improve patient care (personalized medicine) and quality of life. Research at Human Technopole will take a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to health and ageing by integrating cutting-edge technologies with basic and translational science, starting with critical areas including genomics, computational biology, structural biology and neuroscience.
In his talk as HT Director, prof. Mattaj introduced the Human Technopole project, outlined future plans and how these will contribute to scientific development in Italy and Europe, and presented the many opportunities the new institute will offer to international scientists.
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 […]
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 – the neocortex – which controls consciousness, emotion, and reasoning, as well as language and memory. In mammals, the […]
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 – a defined sub compartment of the cell nucleus. Nucleoli are very peculiar organelles that […]
Human Technopole Director, former EMBL Director General, Professor Iain Mattaj was awarded the German Cross of Merit (‘Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland’) at a ceremony held at EMBL Heidelberg on 9 September 2021. The honour recognises Professor Mattaj’s commitment to the German public and the common good through fostering and increasing the interaction and dialogue between EMBL and the German community […]
Among HT’s six core facilities, there is a high performing Data Centre to store, manage and analyse huge amounts of data and information and support researchers’ 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 […]