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  • iHuman Holds Bio-MS Symposium

    The Symposium on Probing Protein Structures with Bio-MS and Complementary Technologies was held at ShanghaiTech University on November 18th, organized by Shui Wenjing Group of iHuman Institute and supported by Shanghai Institute for Advanced Studies, CAS.

  • iHuman Institute Hosts ICCBM17 and 6th Annual iHuman Forum

    On November 2nd, the 17th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules (ICCBM17) and the 6th Annual iHuman Forum successfully concluded. Co- hosted by iHuman Institute and Northwestern Polytechnical University as well as Shanghai Biophysical Society, ICCBM is a well-recognized international academic conference affiliated to the International Organization for Biological Crystallization (IOBCr). Held every two years, it has a strong reputation in the scientific and technological community.

  • Joachim Frank, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, gave a ShanghaiTech lecture

    August 31, 2018 - Joachim Frank, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and a professor at Columbia University, was invited by Kurt Wüthrich, an adjunct professor at the iHuman Institute, to give a ShanghaiTech lecture titled "Single Particle Cryo-EM -- A Journey to High Resolution without Crystals.

  • iHuman Team at ShanghaiTech University Deciphers the First Human Frizzled Receptor Structure

    August 23, 2018 - The Xu Laboratory at the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University has deciphered the high-resolution crystal structure of the first human Frizzled receptor. As a gatekeeping protein in regulating the fundamental Wnt signaling in embryonic development and tumorigenesis, the Frizzled receptors (FZDs) have been cancer drug targets for decades without success.

  • Prof. Raymond Stevens To Receive 2019 BPS Anatrace Membrane Protein Award

    August 16, 2018 - The Biophysical Society (BPS) has named Raymond Stevens, the Founding Director of iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University, Provost Professor and Director of the Bridge Institute, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Southern California, as its 2019 Anatrace Membrane Protein Award winner.

  • Dr. Tian Hua, Research Associate Professor of iHuman Institute, selected as the member of "

    June 10, 2018 - In order to further promote university researchers in Shanghai, especially the outstanding talents, and cultivate a group of excellent researchers, Shanghai Education Development Foundation funded the establishment of Shanghai Youth Researchers Training Program (Chenguang Plan).

  • The Structural Study of the Human “Marijuana Receptor” is Selected as the “Best of Cell 2017”

    June 8, 2018 - The iHuman research paper “Crystal Structure of the Human Cannabinoid Receptor CB1” has been selected as the “Best of Cell 2017”, which celebrates editors’ and readers’ favorites of ground-breaking research published in Cell.

  • Drug Discovery Symposium Held at ShanghaiTech

    June 1, 2018 – The Roche-RSC International Symposium on Scientific Frontiers to Enable Drug Discovery was successfully held in ShanghaiTech University, hosted by F. Hoffmann-la Roche AG (Roche) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and co-organized by ShanghaiTech University and Shanghai Institute of Biophysics. It was jointly chaired by Dr. Shen Hong, head of Medicinal Chemistry at Roche Innovation Center Shanghai, and Professor Liu Zhijie, executive director of ShanghaiTech’s iHuman Institute. Nearly 720 attendees from chemical and biology-related fields representing more than ten academic colleges, universities, scientific research institutes and industrial companies and attended the symposium.

  • Congratulations to Professor Andrej Sali being elected as the member of National Academy of Sci

    May 1, 2018 - Professor Andrej Sali, Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and Adjunct Professor at the iHuman Institute, has been is elected as a member of National Academy of Sciences.

  • MIT Associate Provost Visits iHuman Institute

    March 28, 2018 - Richard Lester, Associate Provost and Bruce Tidor, Professor of Biological Science and Computer Science both of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Mianheng Jiang this morning.

  • Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching Visits iHuman Institute

    April 10, 2018 - A delegation led by Temasek Holdings Executive Director and CEO Ms. Ho Ching has visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Mianheng Jiang. President Jiang extended a warm welcome to Ms. Ho Ching and the Temasek delegates. Provost and Vice President Jie Yin introduced the ShanghaiTech and Wu Yibing, Joint Head (China) of Temasket International, introduced the company. Ms. Ho discussed ShanghaiTech’s research directions, faculty team and funding mechanisms with President Jiang. She said she was very much impressed by what ShanghaiTech has achieved in the past five years and would be happy to see future cooperation with ShanghaiTech in areas such as tech-transfer.

  • Professor Kurt Wüthrich Wins Shanghai International Science and Technology Cooperation Award

    March 23, 2018 - At the Shanghai Science and Technology Award Conference held today, Professor Kurt Hermann Wüthrich, distinguished professor of ShanghaiTech University’s iHuman Institute, was presented the 2017 Shanghai International Science and Technology Cooperation Award.

  • Raymond Stevens, 2018 Stein & Moore Award winner

    March 18, 2018 - The Stein and Moore Award, named for Nobel laureates Dr. William Stein and Dr. Stanford Moore, venerates their contribution to understanding the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active center of the ribonuclease molecule. Established in 1986, the Stein and Moore Award is given to recognize eminent leaders in protein science who have made sustained high impact research contributions to the field.

  • iHuman Institute Holds the 2018 iHuman Science Day and House Warming Activities at Ren Building

    January 26, 2018 - The iHuman Institute held “iHuman Science Day” at Ren Building. Given the rapid and strong growth of the institute, the special Science Day was created to increase communication across the institute and showcase all its incredible scientific results. Highlights for 2017 and 2018 included the structure determination of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor, the GLP-1 receptor published in the journal of Nature, the 5-HT2C receptor published in the journal of Cell, the APJ receptor, Smoothen receptor in Structure and Nature Communication, and the successful recruitment of faculty in imaging areas including super resolution imaging, animal imaging, electron microscopy, and MRI.