Director, Fondazione Human Technopole, Milan, ITALY

Tuesday 15 October 2019 | 3:00 pm – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY

Introducing Human Technopole

Host: L. Banks

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, has the overarching goal of developing stratified approaches to improve patient care (personalised medicine) and quality of life. Research at the 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 my talk I will introduce the Human Technopole project, outline future plans and present the many opportunities the new institute offers to young scientists.