The iHuman Institute is an international research effort on the campus of ShanghaiTech University. The institute is a gateway to the exciting world of Shanghai life science research. What makes the iHuman Institute unique is its focus on integrating data across the different spatial and temporal scales to build an atomic resolution model of the human body to better understand disease and develop next generation better and safer medicines. The iHuman Institute wants to see a return of the physician mantra “treat the patient, not the disease” and done at the atomic scale.
iHuman Institute has research groups in the field of Chemical and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology, MRI Imaging, Super-resolution Imaging, Structural Biology, System Biology, and Translational Medicine. The institute has the feeling of a networked team with combined efforts working closely together from different disciplines of science all excited to decipher the mysteries of the integrated human body. Basic science is at the core of the iHuman Institute, with direct application to diagnostics and drug discovery.