• Liu Ru-Juan’s Group Reveals Intellectual Disability-Associated Gene ftsj1 Modulates the Translation of Codon-Biased Genes
    On June 18, a research article entitled “Intellectual disability associated gene ftsj1 is responsible for 2'-O-methylation of specific tRNAs” was published online in EMBO Reports. This work was done by Liu Ru-Juan’s group in the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) at ShanghaiTech University and Wang En-Duo’s group from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cel...
    2020-06-19
  • ShanghaiTech University and American Chemical Society Partner in New Journal - Accounts of Materials Research
    On June 1, 2020, ShanghaiTech University and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced their first publishing collaboration to create a new journal for the worldwide research community - Accounts of Materials Research. This important journal launch marks the first global publishing partnership for the two organizations, supporting both their missions and their...
    2020-06-09
  • ShanghaiTech Researchers Develop a Novel Therapeutic Strategy to Tackle IPEX-Like Disorders
    A team led by Professor Chi Tian from School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) at ShanghaiTech University proposed a new therapeutic strategy for IPEX-like disorders in a mouse model. They convert defective regulatory T cells (Treg) into super-activated Tregs (SuperTreg). The paper, entitled In situ conversion of defective Treg into SuperTreg cells to treat advanced IPEX-like disorders in...
    2020-06-08
  • SIST Achieves Fruitful Results in AI Research Since 2020
    Since the beginning of 2020, a total of 29 academic papers from the Visual & Data Intelligence Center of SIST have been accepted by top-tier international conferences, covering research hotspots including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, computer graphics, and multi-agent systems. Those research outcomes address a variety of real-world problems in digital enterta...
    2020-06-05
  • SIST Undergraduate Student Published a Paper in ACM/IEEE DAC Conference
    Li Rui, a senior undergraduate student from the research group of Professor Ha Yajun, had a paper accepted by ACM / IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC 2020) (Paper title: DVFS-Based Scrubbing Scheduling for Reliability Maximization on Parallel Tasks in SRAM-based FPGAs) as the first author. This is Li Rui’s second scientific paper accepted by international conferences in this year. His first ...
    2020-06-05
  • BEACON: Efficient and Specific Base Editor with Low DNA Damage
    On June 3, 2020, a research article entitled “Cas12a Base Editors Induce Efficient and Specific Editing with Low DNA Damage Response” was published online in Cell Reports.  This work was done by a team led by Dr. Chen Jia from School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) at ShanghaiTech University, Dr. Yang Li from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology and Dr. L...
    2020-06-04
  • A Novel Chemistry to Incorporate Selenium into DNA-Encoded Libraries
    Recently, Angewandte Chemie International Edition published a collaborative study led by Professors Richard A. Lerner and Yang Guang from Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) of ShanghaiTech University, entitled “A Chemistry for Incorporation of Selenium into DNA-Encoded Libraries”. This paper has been highlighted as Very Important Paper (Top 5%...
    2020-06-02
  • Inhibitory Antibodies Identify Novel Sites of Therapeutic Vulnerability in Rhinovirus and Other Enteroviruses
    The 3C protease has long been the focus of enterovirus antiviral development. Nevertheless, although anti-enterovirus drugs have a potentially enormous global market, the nucleophilic active site of 3C has frustrated previous drug discovery efforts. Recently, a team of scientists led by Dr. Yang Bei and Dr. Ian A. Wilson from the Laboratory of Antibody Structure at the Shanghai Institute for ...
    2020-06-01
  • Solution-Processed Quantum Dots Make Infrared Light Visible
    Recently, Ning Zhijun's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology has reported a new type of infrared up-conversion photodetector based on colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) with low-cost and high-efficiency (Figure 1). The results was published in Nature Electronics with the title "Solution-processed up-conversion photodetectors based on quantum dots". ...
    2020-05-25
  • Anti-TB Structure Center Opens at ShanghaiTech
    On May 8, 2020, the Founding Ceremony was held for the Anti-Tuberculosis (TB) Structure Center (A-TB Center) of Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) at ShanghaiTech University. The ceremony was followed by the First Academic Symposium of the A-TB Center at SIAIS. President Jiang Mianheng and Professor Rao Zihe at SIAIS, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), joi...
    2020-05-15
  • SIAIS Professor Publishes an Ultra-stable Cytoplasmic Antibody Engineered to be Fully Functional In Vivo in Brain and Cancer
    A research group led by Prof. Katsuhiko Mikoshiba from Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) at ShanghaiTech University proposes a novel and simple method for creating a stable cytoplasmic antibody, termed STAND, which can be correctly folded and stably expressed in the cytoplasm of the cells. Without the need for complicated amino acid substitutions, it successfully conve...
    2020-05-10
  • Scientists from ShanghaiTech and Tsinghua Universities Discover a Novel Neuroimmune Pathway
    On 29 April 2020, a research work carried out collaboratively by Professors Qi Hai and Zhong Yi from Tsinghua University and Professor Hu Ji from the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) of ShanghaiTech University was published in Nature entitled “Brain control of humoral immune responses amenable to behavioural modulation”. The researchers identify a specific brain-spleen neur...
    2020-04-30
  • A Breakthrough in Novel Semiconductor Heterostructures
    Recently, Professor Yu Yi's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology, in collaboration with the research team of Purdue University, have made important progress in the research of novel semiconductor heterostructures. For the first time, two-dimensional halide perovskite lateral epitaxial heterostructures have been successfully synthesized and characterized. On April 29, 2...
    2020-04-30
  • iHuman Institute Publishes Breakthrough in Hunt for Obesity Drug Treatment
    Researchers at the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University have made another discovery in the advancement of human health, this time involving an important protein for controlling obesity - the melanocortin-4 receptor. The research is to be published in the prestigious journal Science, available online from April 24, 2020. The Stevens lab which led the work has been intensely focused...
    2020-04-24