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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 2018 - This noon, ShanghaiTech University (STU) held an awards ceremony to recognize tenured professor appointments, excellence in teaching and outstanding staff. All STU leadership, faculty and staff attended the big event. Most importantly, the event represented the first tenured professor appointment at STU. The ceremony was chaired by Provost and Vice-President Yin Jie and Vice-President Renchang Hua.
February 1, 2018 - Polypharmacology is the next generation of disease treatment promising more effective drugs that are less toxic and have fewer side effects. However, polypharmacological drugs, which simultaneously act on multiple targets, remain extremely difficult to develop, though maybe not for long according to a study published this week in Cell. Apparently, the key lies in obtaining a better understanding of the three-dimensional structure of receptor proteins, and this week an international team of scientists led by the iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University published results showing the high-resolution atomic structure of the human serotonin receptor 2C (5-HT2C); an important G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) drug target for the treatment of schizophrenia and drug abuse, and recently was central to the development of the anti-obesity drug Belviq.
January 8, 2018 - Dr. Guisheng Zhong, Principal Investigator and Research Associate Professor at iHuman Institute, has been promoted by ShanghaiTech University to Assistant Director of iHuman Institute in January 2018.
September 16, 2017 - ShanghaiTech iHuman Institute Founding Director Dr. Raymond C. Stevens was awarded the 2017 Magnolia Silver Award in recognition of his great contribution to scientific research achievement and nurturing and mentoring of Chinese young scientists. Established by the Shanghai Municipal Government in 1989 and named after Shanghai's official flower, the Magnolia Award recognizes foreign experts and partners for their outstanding contributions to Shanghai's economic and social development.
October 13, 2017 - In the early morning of Friday, the Nobel laureate Prof. Thomas Steitz visited iHuman, ShanghaiTech University, invited by Prof. Ming-Wei Wang, Dean of School of Pharmacy, Fudan University. Prof. Fei Xu of iHuman Institute hosted this visit.Thomas Steitz is a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.