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The Director Mattaj presents Human Technopole

Wed, Oct 24 2018|


Director Prof. Iain Mattaj presents

The Human Technopole

Italy’s new interdisciplinary research institute for the life sciences

October 26th 2018 –Embassy of Italy – Washington DC


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 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. As HT Director Elect, in my talk I will introduce the Human Technopole project, outline future plans and how these will contribute to scientific development in Italy and Europe, and present the many opportunities the new institute offers to international scientists.



11.00 a.m. Opening remarks

11.10 a.m. Keynote

prof. Iain Mattaj  (Scientific Director of the Human Technopole)

11.40 a.m. Q&A

12.00 p.m. Light lunch


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