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  • Prof. Sun Baolin and his team constructed a gene knockdown system in S. aureus based on dCas9
  • 2017.04. , Prof. Sun Baolin published an article entitled " Construction of a Gene Knockdown System Based on Catalytically Inactive (“Dead”) Cas9 (dCas9) in Staphylococcus aureus " in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, which has been selected for inclusion in "Spotlight". Prof. Sun and his team constructed an efficient and simple gene knockdown sys...
  • Prof. Sun Baolin and Prof. Cai Gang published an article in International Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • 2017.03.27, Prof. Sun Baolin and Prof. Cai Gang published an article entitled “AI-2 quorum sensing negatively regulates rbf expression and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus” in International Journal of Medical Microbiology.
    Author: Ronghua Ma, Shuwan Qiu, Qiu Jiang, Haipeng Sun, Ting Xue, Gang Cai, Baolin Sun
    Abstract:Staphylococcus aureus is ...
  • Scientists from USTC discover a new biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, not only helping early diagnosis in clinic but also promoting drug trials
  • In the upcoming 2017 of Biological Psychiatry online (IF=11.212), scientists reported that detecting the activity of the enzyme beta-secretase (β-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein–Cleaving Enzyme 1, BACE1) in the blood could predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at an early clinical stage as well as the progression of the disease from the fi...
  • A biology learning tour to Qingdao
  • On January 15th, 2017, sophomore students (Grade 2015) fromSchool of Life Sciences, USTC went on a 2-day visit to Qingdao. Making good use of the winter holiday, students experienced the infinite charm of oceanology research and adopted a better understanding of the development of biological resources.
    Their first stop was IOCAS (Institute of Oceanology, ...
  • Molecular Mechanism of Zika Virus NS3 Helicase Activation by Metal Ions Uncovered
  • Zika virus (ZIKV) is an important emerging human pathogen. It is associated with various severe neural disorders, including a brain defect in newborn called microcephaly and an autoimmune disease known as Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS). Therefore, investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying ZIKV replication, assembly and host-ZIKV interactions i...
  • WD40 domain hooks pre-snRNAs
  • Chao Xu Ph.D at school of Life Sciences, USTC, uncovered the molecular mechanism of the recognition of pre-snRNAs by the Gemin5 WD40 domain.This project was collaborated with professor Jinrong Min (University of Toronto) and was published as an advance online paper on Genes & Development(Genes & Development 2016, doi:10.1101/gad.291377.116). 
    Abstract
    I...
  • The age of life sciences
  • On July 13, 2016, students from School of Life Sciences, USTC travel to Shanghai for a one-day visit to WuXi AppTec and National Center for Protein Science, to feel and learn the cutting-edge applications of life sciences and technology. 
    First stop of the trip in Shanghai is WuXi AppTec, a new medicine development company, is a leading pharmaceutical, bi...
  • Life Determines Capital
  • Scientists have been exploring the value of life science all along since it is the most potential and advanced science of the 21st century and as the leading role of Chinese bioeconomy, SINOBIOWAY is making lots of achievements now in China and even the world, after planning and preparing for it for more than twenty years. On July 11, 2016, students from ...
  • Students from School of Life Sciences went for an outing around the Chao Lake
  • On 28, May, beneath the fresh and cool sky, the outdoor party was held by students from the grade 2014 and 2015 of School of Life Sciences .The students rode to theChao Lake, stepping into the Seasonal Flowers. The spectacular scenery arrested their attention and they stopped to catch the sight by their camera. 

    After appreciating the beauty of flowers, ...
  • Prof. Ruan Ke published an article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Prof. Ruan Ke published an article entitled “Determination of Pseudocontact Shifts of Low-Populated Excited States by NMR Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer” in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 
    Author:Rongsheng Ma, Qing-Feng Li, Aidong Wang, Jiahai Zhang, Zhijun Liu, Jihui Wu, Xuncheng Su*, Ke Ruan*
    Abstract: Despite the critical roles of excite...
  • The Symposium on Student Affairs in School of Life Sciences
  • To better summarize and communicate on experience of student affairs, to make student affairs more practical and pertinent, and also to solve some common problems of student affairs, the 2016 symposium on student affairs in School Life Sciences was held on room 329 of our school on April 14th.
    Host: Professor Lili Ding, the vice Party secretary of School ...
  • Freshmen from School of Life Sciences Mourned for the Great Scientist Shitsan Pai in Tomb-sweeping Day
  • On the sunny bright morning of April 4, the traditional Chinese festival of Tomb-sweeping Day, with sunshine dispelling the successive rainy days, undergraduate students of Grade 2015 from school of life sciences mourned for the giant of biophysics in China, Shitsan Pai, and at the same time learnt his love and dedication to the nation. By knowing the sto...
  • Freshmen from School of Life Sciences Participate in Fire Safety Skills Training
  • With curiosity and excitement, over 40 freshmen from School of Life Sciences in USTC volunteered to take part in the fire safety skill training at Shushan fire safety division of Heifei PAP force on the morning of March 19, 2016, and students did learn a lot about fire safety and emergency evacuation during this unforgettable tour of visiting and learning...
  • Three stage rockets deliver platinum bombs against cancer
  •  The research group led by Prof. WANG Jun at University of Science and Technology of China in collaboration with the group led by Prof. NIE Shuming at Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, has invented a “nano-aircraft carrier” drug delivery system, to deliver the anticancer drug more accurately and effective...
  • New Mechanisms Underlying Accurate Spindle Microtubule Attachment Revealed
  • On Aug 3rd, Prof. YAO Xuebiao's group published a paper on PNAS titled “Dynamic localization of kinase to kinetochores is essential for accurate spindle microtubule attachment”, in which they provide new understandings on the effect of Mps1 kinase activity in the spatiotemporal organization of kinetochore during mitosis. Cell is the basic unit of life ...
  • RNA Aptamer Targeting to Protein with Single Amino Acid Mutation Screened out
  • On July 27th, PNAS announced a new screening method to screen out nucleic acid (RNA) aptamer targeting protein with subtle changes (e.g. single amino acid residues mutation). The research came from Prof. SHAN Ge’s team from University of Science and Technology of China. The paper is entitled ‘The isolation of an RNA aptamer targeting to p53 protein with...
  • National Science Week 2015 in USTC
  • National Science Week 2015 starts, USTC welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the country. They includes children, primary and secondary students, with their teachers and parents. 
    Every year at the 3rd weekend in May, USTC opens to the public to science popularization as a kind of social services. The open points are National Synchrotron Radiatio...
  • Novel Inflammation Mechanism Discovered
  • Prof. Zhou Rongbin and Prof. Tian Zhigang's research groups from the School of Life Science, in collaboration with Academician Han Jiahuai, found a novel way to explain why inflammation will happen when the organism is exposed to RNA virus. 
    Natural immune system and the induced inflammatory reaction are both important ways for the organism to resist vir...
  • XUE Tian Got Young Scientists Project Funding of “Human Frontier Science Program
  • XUE Tian, a professor from School of Life Sciences in USTC and Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, has got the young scientists project funding announcing by Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) on March, 20th. Also, he is the only domestic scholar supported by this program in 2014.The topic applied by Professor XUE Tian an...
  • New breast cancer stem cell findings explain how cancer spreads
  • Recently, Liu’s lab and their collaborators identify two types of cancer stem cells; both necessary to create metastasis. 
    The lethal part of cancer is its metastasis so understanding how metastasis occurs is critical. There are evidence that cancer stem cells are responsible for metastasis – they are the seeds that mediate cancer’s spread. Now Liu et ...
  • LincRNA-p21 Found as a Novel Key Player in Regulation of Warburg Effect
  • Recently, the research group led by Prof. WU Mian and Prof. MEI Yide at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale (HFNL) and School of Life Sciences, USTC has revealed a novel mechanism whereby lincRNA-p21 regulates the Warburg effect under hypoxic conditions. The paper entitled "Reciprocal regulation of HIF-1α and lincRNA-p21 modulat...
  • Sixth CC Tan Life Science Award Ceremony Launched
  •   The sixth CC Tan Life Science Award Ceremony was held at School of Life Sciences of USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) on Nov. 10, which is part of celebration of 55th birthday of USTC. Participants at the ceremony are top scientists of life science from all over the country including seven academicians. ZHANG Xueming, director of Na...
  • The latest research progress in cellular dynamics: Systematic identification and molecular delineation of cell migration
  • Recently, the Anhui Key Laboratory of Cellular Dynamics and Chemical Biology at the University of Science and Technology of China, headed by Professor YAO Xuebiao , undefined mechanism by which EGF-elicited phosphorylation of the BAR domain controls ACAP4 molecular plasticity and plasma membrane dynamics during cell migration by using functional proteomic...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids prevent inflammation and metabolic disorder through inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation
  •     Recently, the Prof. Rongbin Zhou/Wei Jiang group and Prof. Zhigang Tian group from University of Science&Technology of China, together with the Prof. Jurg Tschopp group from University of Lausanne, reveal a new mechanisms through which Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit inflammation and prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D). The paper entitled with “Omega-3 Fatty A...
  • The latest research progress in cellular dynamics: Systematic identification and molecular delineation of microtubule plus-end tracking proteins at nanoscale
  • Recently, the Anhui Key Laboratory of Cellular Dynamics and Chemical Biology at the University of Science and Technology of China, headed by Professor Xuebiao Yao, has identified a new microtubule plus-end tracking protein DDA3 and fully elucidated its roles in regulation of microtubule dynamics and cell migration by using functional proteomics, structure...
  • A New Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Method using Unnatural Amino Acids and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • A New Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Method using Unnatural Amino Acids and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Developed by a Collaboration between School of Life Sciences, USTC and Institute of Biophysics, CAS
     
    Recently, a new protein tyrosine phosphorylation quanlitative and quantitative analysis method was developed by...
  • New mechanism underlying regulation of tumor suppressor ARF was found
  • Recently, research group led by Prof. Mian Wu and Prof. Yide Mei from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and School of Life Sciences, USTC has found a new mechanism underlying the regulation of Siva1 on ARF, which is an important tumor suppressor. The result has been published online on Nature Communications, March 5 issue, 2013...
  • Identifying Novel Potential Roles of NK Cells in Pregnancy
  • The research group led by Prof. WEI Haiming and Prof. TIAN Zhigang identified that decidual natural killer (NK) cells -mediated regulatory response play critical roles during pregnancy tolerance. 
    In order to implant and grow, the trophoblast cells from the allograft fetus need to invade the mother tissues and inevitably bring certain inflammatory reactio...
  • The final Assessment from MOS for NTCLTLS
  • On 8th January, 2013, the final assessment for National Training Center for Laboratory Techniques of Life Science of USTC (NTCLTLS) was conducted by Education Department of Anhui Province represented by Ministry of Education of China. The experts of this delegation which was leaded by the president of Anhui Normal University came to the experimental teach...
  • School of Life Sciences held a hospital-wide year-end summary of the General Assembly
  • 2012.12.28, School of Life Sciences year-end summary of the General Assembly was held a the academy, School of leaders in charge of a comprehensive summary of the charge of their own areas of work to do, all summarizes the the work of the School of 2012 annual.

    Dean Tian Zhigang several aspects of to do a comprehensive summary from the macro-management, ...
  • New Way towards Curing Cancer
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    WEN Longping's Team from School of Life Sciences of USTC found a news way to increase the possibility to cure cancer. Their research as published on Nature Materials online on July 15th, entitled with "Tuning the autophagy-inducing activity of lanthanide-based nanocrystals through specific surface-coating peptides".
    The research shows how a short synthe...
  • Einstein Professorship Gregg Semenza gave academic lecture at School of Life Sciences
  • On June 12th, Doctor Gregg Semenza, Michael Armstrong Professor of Johns Hopkins University, gave a lecture on relationship between oxygen homeostasis and human diseases at School of Life Sciences and TIAN, Zhigang, dean of the School of Life Sciences, awarded Gregg Semenza Einstein Professorship of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
     

    Doctor Gregg Semenza is ...
  • The College of Life Science Held its Fifth Academic Exchange Annual Conference
  • The College of Life Science held its Fifth Annual Conference from May 21 to May 26. The organizer focused the theme of the conference on that life starts from communication and scientific research lies in exchange. 
    There were more than 30 professors and 400 graduate students attending the annual conference. The annual meeting was divided into two parts: ...
  • A beautiful day getting close to nature
  • We had a good time enjoying life science on May 19th and 20th. The School of Life Science embraced a large number of students, their parents and teachers today, and they got a closer and deeper insight into the world of life science.

    The School of Life Science led the visitors into the world of nature in a variety of forms.
    There are a group of teachers ...
  • USTC Ranked 1% in Environment/Ecology in ESI
  • According to data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators (ESI), January 2001-February 2011, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) ranked among the top 1% of worldwide institutions in the field of "Environment/Ecology". Ten research scientific fields (chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, geosciences,...
  • LUO Liqun and ZHUANG Xiaowei Elected Members of US National Academy of Sciences
  • On May 1st,The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members, among whom are LUO Liqun and ZHUANG Xiaowei, alumni of the School for the Gifted Young of USTC. There are three ethnic Chinese among the newly elected members. The other one is DONG Xinnian from the Duke University,an alumnus of Wuhan University. 
    LUO Liqun is now inve...
  • Delegation of Science Visits USTC
  • Delegation of Science, one of the worlds' s most well known scientific magazines gave a one-day-visit to USTC on Apr 26th.

    The delegation started the trip by visiting the Hefei National Laboratory of Physical Science in Microscale. Later they were invited to a seminar where Vice President CHEN Chusheng gave a brief introduction of the university. Then se...
  • How to Get Paper Published in Nature?
  • Dr. Felix Cheung, editor of Nature China, delivered a speech on Feb 27 at USTC entitled "How to Get Paper Published in Nature?" 
    In the first part of his speech, Dr, Felix Cheung reviewed the fast increase of high-impact articles published in nature in the 20th century and shared with the students his research on China's science and technology level. Wit...
  • Two USTC Alumni Named AAAS New Fellow
  • GUAN Junlin and LUO Liqun, two USTC Alumni were selected to Fellowship of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) together with other 537 scientists at the AAAS annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 February 2012. 


    GUAN and LUO are outstanding life scientists. They both graduated from Class of the Gifted Young of USTC and receive...
  • Scientific Director of NIH-NIAAA Dr. Kunos Visit the School of Life Science at USTC
  • From October 11th to 12th, Dr. Kunos, Scientific Director of NIH-NIAAA (National Institutes of Health-National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), and Dr. Gao, Lab Chief of Liver Biology Laboratory, paid a visit to the Institute of Immunology, School of Life Science, at USTC. 
    Dr. Kunos’research has been mainly focused on the biology of the endo...
  • Member of NAS Dr. Yokoyama Visit the School of Life Science at USTC
  • At the invitation of Prof. Tian Zhigang, Dean of the School of Life Science, Prof. Wayne M. Yokoyama from Washington University paid a three-day-visit to Institute of Immunology of USTC on Sept. 4th and Sept. 6th.
    Dr. Wayne M. Yokoyama,Professor of Medicine and of Pathology and Immunology of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is als...
  • Field-practice Teaching of Undergraduate Winding up Successfully in Yaoluoping National Natural Reserve
  • From June 25 to July 5, 2011, thirty freshmen of School of Life Sciences attend a practical teaching in the field of biology at the beautiful Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). The students visited tropical botanical garden and attended a few lectures of environmental education, climatic evolution and biological res...
  • 2011 Frontiers in Neuroscience Summer Course
  • 2011 Frontiers in Neuroscience Summer Course
    Time: August 2, 2011 (evening) to August 6, 2011
    Location:College of Life Scienceson the first floorlecture hall
    Organizers: School of Life Sciences of University of Science and Technology of China

    Invited Speaker:
    Dr. Yang Dan 
    Professor of Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, B...