• Dædalus publishes commentary on liberal arts at ShanghaiTech
    Recently, Dædalus, the open access Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, published a commentary by Jiang Mianheng, Chair of the University Governing Board and Founding President of ShanghaiTech University, in its latest Spring 2024 issue. The article provides an in-depth elucidation of ShanghaiTech University’s educational philosophy, highlighting the significance of liberal ...
    2024-06-19
  • Delegation from the University of Seville visits ShanghaiTech University
    On the afternoon of June 7, a delegation from the University of Seville led by Julián Martínez, Vice-Rector for Research, visited ShanghaiTech University. Other two delegation members included José M. de la Rosa, IEEE Fellow and Director of the International Projects’ General Office, and Plácido González Martínez, Distinguished Research Fellow, School of Architecture.At the meeting, Vi...
    2024-06-19
  • A novel potential antibody-based therapy for ALS
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a severe neurodegenerative disease. Patients experience muscle weakness, paralysis, and atrophy due to the degeneration and death of both upper and lower motor neurons, eventually leading to breathing difficulties and death. Unfortunately, there is currently no effective treatment for this disease, and patients typically die within 3-5 years after diagnosis.&...
    2024-06-18
  • New evidence on how income risk affects households’ portfolio choices by SEM professor
    Assistant Professor Zhang Yapei at the School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) at ShanghaiTech, together with her coauthors, Assistant Professor Sylvain Catherine at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Paolo Sodini from the Stockholm School of Economics, has recently found new evidence on the importance of countercyclical income risk in explaining household...
    2024-06-11
  • Open letter to the ShanghaiTech community
    May 31, 2024Dear members of the ShanghaiTech community,I am writing to announce that I am stepping down as the president of the University, for the reason that I have fulfilled my two-term presidency of 10 years and already joined the “70s generation” a few years ago. Since it has always been my belief that for ShanghaiTech’s robust future development, we need a younger generation of capable le...
    2024-06-05
  • ShanghaiTech University announces leadership changes
    Recently, ShanghaiTech University held a meeting to announce leadership changes. With the approval of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiang Mianheng has been appointed as the Chair of the University Governing Board, and Feng Donglai has been appointed as the President of ShanghaiTech University.The decisions were announced by Wang Ping, Deputy ...
    2024-06-05
  • New study uncovers molecular mechanisms of bitter taste perception
    Recently, a team led by Professor Liu Zhi-Jie, Director of the iHuman Institute, and Assistant Professor Hua Tian at the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST), in collaboration with the teams from Shandong University, and Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, unveiled the complex interactions between bitter taste receptor...
    2024-06-03
  • President of Grenoble INP – UGA visits ShanghaiTech
    On the afternoon of May 28, Vivien Quéma, President of Grenoble INP – UGA, and Lorena Anghel, Vice President for International Affairs, paid a visit to ShanghaiTech University. The French delegation was warmly received by Yin Jie, ShanghaiTech’s Executive Vice President and Provost, as well as Vice President Zhu Zhiyuan and Vice President Jiang Ge.Since the signing of the Letter of Intent in Aug...
    2024-06-03
  • Scientists discover a novel mechanism of ubiquitination regulation of selective autophagy
    Autophagy is a conserved eukaryotic cellular process that delivers protein aggregates, damaged organelles, and invaded pathogens to the lysosome for degradation. Reticulophagy is a specialized form of autophagy that selectively breaks down damaged or redundant endoplasmic reticulum (ER) using the autophagy-lysosome pathway, thus maintaining ER homeostasis and dynamic equilibrium. Reticulophagy rec...
    2024-05-28
  • SLST researchers unravel the mechanisms underlying plant proline metabolism
    Abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and extreme temperatures threaten global crop yields. For optimum crop productivity, plants must efficiently combat these stresses. Rapid accumulation of proline under stress is a key feature and primary defense strategy in plants. Arabidopsis thaliana pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase (AtP5CS), involved in proline metabolism, serves as the rate...
    2024-05-27
  • Enhancement of magnonic frequency combs by exceptional points
    Optical frequency comb, composed of discrete spectral lines, derives the name from its presenting a uniform and comb-like distribution of signals in the frequency domain. Frequency dimension has its significance as emphasized by Nobel laureate Arthur Schawlow’s quote, “Never measure anything but frequency”. The optical frequency comb significantly enhances the precision of freque...
    2024-05-11
  • Professor Shen Dinggang Elected as ISMRM Fellow
    On May 6, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) officially announced its list of ISMRM Fellows for 2024, with Professor Shen Dinggang, Founding Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering at ShanghaiTech University, among those honored. Prior to this recognition, Professor Shen had been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IE...
    2024-05-11
  • ShanghaiTech researchers unveil the structure and inhibition mechanism of prokaryotic CTP synthase
    Led by Professor Liu Ji-Long in the School of Life Science and Technology, a research team has recently made strides in comprehending the structure and inhibition mechanisms of prokaryotic cytidine triphosphate (CTP) synthase, as detailed in the academic journal mLife in a paper entitled “Filamentation and inhibition of prokaryotic CTP synthase with ligands” on May ...
    2024-05-08
  • Researchers reveal mechanism of lysosomal dysfunction regulating testicular aging
    The testes are the site of sperm production and secretion of male hormones. Testicular aging not only leads to a decline in fertility but also significantly affects the quality of life for men. Late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) is a typical pathological change of testicular aging, characterized by testosterone deficiency and other related clinical symptoms. Prolonged testosterone deficiency can also c...
    2024-04-29