Human Technopole in sintesi
Human Technopole will be an interdisciplinary research istitute, focused on the Life Sciences. It will be extended on 30.000 square meters in the Milan area which previously hosted EXPO 2015, nearby "the tree of life". It will include three existing buildings (Palazzo Italia, Unità di Servizio 6, Cardo Nord-Ovest) and a bigger new one, hosting 7 research centers and 4 research infrastructures (facilities). It will be fully operative within 2024, and 1500 people will be working there.
Human Technopole will develop personalized approaches, both in the medical and the nutritional field, aimed to fight cancer and neurodegerative diseases by integrating large scale genomics with the analysis of complex data systems and the development of new diagnostics techniques.
The multidisciplinary approach
The center will achieve its goals by an interdisciplinary approach based on the creation and the sharing of knowledge in order to promote innovation in healthcare.
The multidisciplinary approach will deal with different topics: from genomics to traslational and basic research, from big data analysis to the introduction of new analytical methods, from nutrition to the search of new sustainable technologies in agriculture, from the development of medical devices and innovative diagnostic tests to the processing of socio-economic data for providing new analytical solutions for the public policies decision makers.
Centers and Facilities
Human Technopole will consists of seven research centers and four scientific facilities structures, that will provide services and technologies to support the research. Each center will include its own laboratories and will collaborate with universities, research centers and hospitals.
Onco Genomics Center
It will develop precision medicine in oncology, by applying genomics to the study of tumours, in order to develop new diagnostic tests and innovative drugs. It will work at the creation of a national landmark for oncologic genomics.
Neuro Genomics Center
It will be committed to introducing and applying precision medicine to neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Alzheimer, Parkinson, Amiotrofic Lateral Sclerosis and related pathologies.
Agri Food and Nutrition Genomics Center
Its mission will be identifying healthier, personalized and therapeutic foods, involving different disciplines and contexts, from agriculture to production and preserving of foods, by integrating data and knowledges about nutrition impact on human health.
Data Science Center
It will set up a scientific infrastructure able to efficiently extract information from a great amount of heterogenerous data in order to develop new knowledge.
Computational Life Sciences Center
It will study the biological processes linked to diseases in order to develop innovative and personalized therapies for neurodegenerative pathologies and cancer.
Center for Analysis, Decisions and Society
It will analyse the great amount of data stemmed from the other research centers, for example about genomics and nutrition, and, by means of mathematics and statistical models, it will forsee social, political and economic impacts of researches in order to guide decions and investment policies in different areas.
Center for Smart Materials and Devices
It will apply material science and nanotechnologies to different fields – food, nutrition, health and medicine – in order to develop technological platforms and innovative devices like detectors for genetic analysis and for the foods quality checking, smart packaging and new technologies for the continuous monitoring of physiological parameters.
Central Genomics Facility (F1)
It will be equipped with advanced technological instruments for the study of human genome, for example last generation sequencers.
Imaging Facility (F2)
It will be equipped with the most advaced electronic microscopes.
Data Storage and High-Performance Computing Facility (F3)
It will develop a national reference infrastructure for data storage and it will provide High Performance Computing solutions in order to manage hundreds of petabytes produced every year by personalized medicine approaches.
Common shared services facility (F4)
It will host laboratories and services shared by all the research centers.
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