About iHuman

The iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University is focused on integrating molecular, cellular, and whole organ/ body data to build a dynamic atomic resolution model of the human body. The institute has established a strong foundation in (1) Molecular: X-ray, NMR, EM (2) Cellular: super resolution, confocal, coherent diffraction and (3) Human scale: MRI and PET technology development and data accumulation. Biology, chemistry and computation are the glue that integrate the spatio-temporal data together. 

The iHuman Institute uniquely brings together research groups in the fields of Chemistry, Computational Biology, Imaging, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Cell Biology, MRI, AI/ML and Translational Drug Discovery. We have a strong culture of collaboration between disciplines and groups to decipher the mysteries of human health and disease through imaging and visualization tools. 

The institute is physically located at the very center of the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park surrounded by incredible resources for researchers including the National Protein Science Center, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai Free Electron Laser, Chinese National Compound Library, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Fudan University, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the soon to be established Zhangjiang Science City and more than 300 established biotech/pharma/computer science/telecommunications companies.

iHuman Vision

Driving scientific and technological breakthroughs in human cell signaling and atomic resolution imaging of the human body in order to cure disease and improve human health.

iHuman Science Mission

To understand and integrate human body structural data across the molecular, cellular, and whole body scales.

iHuman Educational Mission 

To educate, nurture and support the next generation of scientific leaders and entrepreneurs in integrated and collaborative approaches to science to enable creation of new medicines and diagnostics.

iHuman Educational Goal

For each and every student to have the ability and drive to change the world to make it a better place.