• Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center breaks ground
    On September 30, Shanghai Clinical Research and Trial Center (SCRTC) managed by ShanghaiTech broke ground in Zhangjiang. This construction underway is the first phase of SCRTC, with 500 hospital beds planned, including 200 beds for clinical treatment and 300 for research, and the diseases under focus are tumors and those in the nervous, pan-vascular, respiratory, rheumatic, musculoskeletal as well...
    2022-10-01
  • Novel electronic structures of magic-angle twisted trilayer graphene studied by nano-ARPES
    Rich and tunable physical properties could emerge from the moiré superlattice constructed from two-dimensional multilayers. The magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene (MATBG) is one of the most distinguished examples, which exhibits unconventional superconductivity, correlated physics, ferromagnetism, and nontrivial topology far beyond monolayer graphene. Recently, magic-angle twisted trilayer grap...
    2022-09-28
  • Maintenance of DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells
    A new study has been reported by the laboratory of Associate Professor Li Xiajun at SLST, ShanghaiTech, to elucidate maintenance of DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells. This paper entitled “DNA methyltransferases are complementary in maintaining DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells” is published in iScience, a Cell press journal, on September 16, 2022. DNA methylation is th...
    2022-09-23
  • ShanghaiTech team makes breakthroughs with discoveries about bitter taste receptors
    The taste sensory system is responsible for examining food nutrition and avoiding ingestion of harmful substances. In humans, the tastants evoke five distinct taste sensations: sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. Interestingly, ion channels transduce the sour and salty signals, whereas, sweet, umami and bitter taste are mediated by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Among the five ta...
    2022-09-16
  • ASSIST 2022 leads to deep thinking about AI and energy
    The ASSIST 2022 co-organized by SIST and ICN was concluded on August 28. The topic of this year’s symposium was focused on carbon neutrality and intelligent interconnection. ASSIST, stands for Annual ShanghaiTech Symposium on Information Science and Technology, is a research and technology exchange platform for professionals, scholars, investors and relevant experts to advance the interconnection...
    2022-09-06
  • ShanghaiTech University signs a letter of intent with Grenoble INP-UGA and ENSCM
    On August 22, a letter of intent (LOI) was signed by ShanghaiTech University, Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP-UGA, France) and École nationale supérieure de chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM, France). Vice President (VP) of ShanghaiTech Jiang Ge, President of Grenoble INP Pierre Benech and Director of ENSCM Pascal Dumy signed the LOI on behalf of their respective institutions. Ba...
    2022-08-31
  • Academician of CAS, Xi Nanhua, gives the opening report of Calabi Lectures
    On July 27, Xi Nanhua, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was invited to ShanghaiTech to give the opening report of Calabi Lectures to IMS faculty and students.   Academician Xi Nanhua is doing the proof on the blackboardThe Calabi Lectures is a lecture series of IMS intended as an academic exchange platform for students and faculty to follow the cutting-edge, crea...
    2022-08-30
  • A glance at ShanghaiTech 2022 undergraduate admission
    On August 21, the 2022 newly admitted undergraduates arrived at ShanghaiTech and started their first day of university life. This year, a total of 473 freshmen from 14 provinces and 4 municipalities were enrolled to 11 majors. The average admission scores across China this year hit record high, making ShanghaiTech among the most selective universities in China. The Class of 2026 showed great talen...
    2022-08-24
  • Photon Science Summer School welcomes newest participants
    From August 8 to 12, the 4th Photon Science Summer School of ShanghaiTech University (PSSS) was virtually held. This year’s summer school was co-organized by the Center for Transformative Science, the School of Physical Science and Technology, and the Graduate School, with the focus on the field of materials science and its application. 20 experts and scholars from 9 institutes and 805 students g...
    2022-08-19
  • On-surface synthesis of C144 hexagonal coronoid with zigzag edges
                                      Coronoids are polycyclic aromatic compounds formed by annulated benzene rings that enclose a cavity in the center. They can be regarded as nanoporous graphene molecules whose electronic properties are critically dependent on the size and topology of their outer and inner peri...
    2022-08-18
  • An efficient gene editing tool Ted developed by ShanghaiTech scientists
    In recent years, the development and application of gene editing technology mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-associated peptide 9) and its derivatives has attracted worldwide attention. A variety of gene editing tools relying on the homologous recombination (HR) pathway have been able to achieve precise DNA insertion or gene deletion, which not onl...
    2022-08-17
  • A novel helicase-DNA interaction model uncovered
    Recently, the research team led by SLST Associate Professor Sun Bo, in collaboration with the team led by Professor Liu Cong from the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Biology and Chemistry, CAS, have jointly published a research result in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, which reveals a novel interaction model between bloom syndrome helicase (BLM) and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). ...
    2022-08-17
  • SIST research group achieved important results in capacitive power transfer
    SIST Assistant Professor Fu Minfan’ s research group in the Center for Intelligent Energy (CiPES), has made significant progress in capacitive power transfer (CPT). Two achievements have been published in IEEE transactions. As a non-contact power transmission technology, wireless power transfer is safer and more convenient, and has been widely used in electric vehicles, consumer electronics,...
    2022-08-03
  • The mechanism of multimerized ParB orchestrating DNA assembly uncovered by ShanghaiTech scientists
    Chromosome segregation is critical to ensure that a complete copy of the parent's genetic information is passed on to each daughter cell. In most bacteria and plasmids, the correct segregation of chromosomes relies on the ParABS system, which consists of the ATPase protein ParA, the DNA-binding protein ParB and its target sequence parS. The formation of the ParB-DNA nucleoprotein complex ...
    2022-07-30