• iHuman Opens Bio-Electron Microscopy Facility
    The inauguration ceremony of the Bio-Electron Microscopy Facility of ShanghaiTech University was held in the atrium of Y-Building on July 30th. Founding Director of iHuman Institute, structural biologist Professor Raymond Stevens chaired the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by ShanghaiTech Vice President and Provost Professor Yin Jie, iHuman Institute Overseas Distinguished Adjunct Profes...
    2019-08-30
  • iHuman Holds Imaging Forum
    From July 30th to 31st, the Forum on Imaging Across Scales and Cell Mapping and the Cryo-EM Facility Inauguration Ceremony of ShanghaiTech University was successfully held at the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University. Chaired by Professor Raymond Stevens, the forum hosted more than 100 participants including scholars, researchers and students from the National Center for Protein Science Shan...
    2019-08-30
  • SIAIS and iHuman Host Single Cell Genomics Symposium
    On March 23th, SIAIS and iHuman Institute successfully hosted the “Single Cell Genomics Symposium,” bringing together 100 people from universities and institutes around China including ShanghaiTech University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai General Hospital, Tongji University, Fudan University, and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Zhong Guisheng, a...
    2019-04-08
  • iHuman Hosts First iHuman-SIAIS-SPST Joint Symposium
    On March 16th, iHuman Institute successfully hosted the first “iHuman-SIAIS-SPST Joint Symposium.” This symposium, held in the auditorium of Y building and attracting 100 people to attend, was aimed at promoting the collaboration among the different schools, disciplines and research areas.iHuman Institute Research Associate Professor Tao Houchao hosted the joint symposium. ShanghaiTech Provost a...
    2019-03-19
  • 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. This symposium aims at exploring multiple Bio-MS techniques and complementary approaches to studying the structural composition, interactio...
    2018-11-26
  • iHuman Hosts 6th iHuman Forum and ICCBM17
    On November 2nd, the 17th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules (ICCBM17) and the 6th 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 Cry...
    2018-11-12
  • First Human Frizzled Receptor Structure Deciphered
    Nature
    The Xu Laboratory at ShanghaiTech’s iHuman Institute 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.However, these results, which illustrate the unique ar...
    2018-08-23
  • Professor Sali Elected Member of NAS
    Andrej Sali, University of California-San Francisco professor and adjunct professor of iHuman Institute, was elected as a member of National Academy of Sciences on May 1st. Professor Andrej Sali has been collaborated with iHuman Institute and last year was appointed as an adjunct professor at ShanghaiTech. Professor Sali is one of the leading experts in integrative structural biology. His research...
    2018-05-03
  • Shanghai Government Honors Professor Wüthrich
    At the Shanghai Science and Technology Award Conference held on March 23, 2018, Professor Kurt Hermann Wüthrich, distinguished professor of ShanghaiTech University’s iHuman Institute, was presented the 2017 Shanghai International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Professor Wüthrich was appointed as Distinguished Professor of the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University in 2013 a...
    2018-03-30
  • iHuman Makes Progress in Polypharmacological Drug Development
    Cell
    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 ...
    2018-02-02
  • iHuman Institute Hosts 5th Annual iHuman Forum
    The 5th annual iHuman Forum, hosted by the iHuman Institute was successfully held at ShanghaiTech’s brand-new conference center on November 7-8th. The theme of the forum was "Imaging across the scales & Modeling supercomputer." The goal was to bring together scholars in the area of imaging across the molecular, cellular, and human scale, as well as gather great minds in th...
    2017-11-24
  • Shanghai Government Honors Raymond Stevens
    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 an...
    2017-09-22
  • Agonist-bound Marijuana Receptor Molecular Structure Determined
    Nature
    A team of scientists led by Professor Liu Zhijie at ShanghaiTech’s iHuman Institute has determined the 3-dimensional molecular structure of the agonist-bound human cannabinoid receptor CB1. The work reveals the structural features of agonist-bound CB1 and the activation mechanism of the receptor. The results, described in a paper entitled "Crystal structures of agonist-bound human canna...
    2017-07-14
  • Key Diabetes Receptor Structure Determined
    Nature
    An international team led by the iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University has determined the 3-dimensional molecular structure of the human glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) drug binding domain. The work reveals molecular mechanisms of allosteric regulation in class B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The results, described in a paper entitled “Human GLP-1 receptor transmemb...
    2017-05-18