Training at HT

An important goal for Human Technopole will be the provision of advanced scientific training to young scientists. Over time, HT will increasingly engage in training activities in a broad range of areas relevant for biomedical and life science research, aimed at enhancing scientific capacity and benefiting the surrounding research community.

Training at Human Technopole will be both inward-and outward-facing, with HT’s dynamic and multidisciplinary environment providing an ideal context for the development of talented young scientists.

In-house doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, as well as young Group Leaders who, for the first time, independently lead research groups or service teams, will benefit from mentoring programmes and career development activities, as well as from top-level scientific training. Interdisciplinary research will be especially encouraged.

External training

The overarching and inspiring theme for the external training activities at HT will be to create a centre of excellence for training promising researchers in the biomedical sciences and enable broad access to HT’s expertise, methods and resources.

Training events will include symposia, workshops, and both theoretical and practical courses at the forefront of scientific and technological development in specific areas or technologies related to HT science and highly relevant for modern biomedical research – with topics tailored as much as possible to fill gaps in available training, particularly for young scientists in Italy.

In October 2020 we launched the first edition of the Early Career Fellowship Programme: an initiative to make our resources and infrastructure available to young researchers at the start of their career, to support them in the development of their scientific activity in Italy.

The ECF Programme allows five young researchers the opportunity to compete for a grant worth 200.000 euro per year for five years, for an overall investment of 5 million euro.

The programme is open to young scientists of any nationality who have completed a doctoral degree within the last eight years. The ECF will be awarded on the condition that they choose a hosting Italian university or research institute for the development of their research project.

Further details and application procedure available here.