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.