Global feedback on COVID-19 handbook


As COVID-19 has struck more than 200 countries/regions around the globe, ZJU community has been navigating the pandemic together with China and the entire world. Drawing upon their first-hand experiences, the panel of medical experts in the first affiliated hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine compiled a handbook of its prevention and treatment as point of reference for international...


ZJU and Alibaba deepen strategic partnership


On March 27, Zhejiang University signed a framework agreement on comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Alibaba Group, marking that both sides will open a new chapter for cooperation in the new era and run an upgraded version of interconnected development.According to the agreement, Zhejiang University and Alibaba Group will abide by the principles of “promoting education, talent cu...


A universal SMP gripper designed with massive and selective abilities


When it comes to grippers, we will most likely think of a mechanic device similar to a human hand. As a matter of fact, it is far from an easy task for a robotic system to grip objects, for they come in various sizes, shapes and quantities.How can we design a universal gripper? The research team led by Prof. SONG Jizhou from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics address this challen...


A breakthrough in an atlas of all human cells by ZJU scientists


Cells are the basic unit of life. In the past several centuries, scientists have been employing such technologies as the microscope and flow cytometry to classify and identify different types of cells on the strength of phenotypic characteristics. However, selecting phenotypic characteristics is, more often than not, a matter of much subjective bias. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) technolo...


A self-adaptive invisibility cloak developed in ZJU


Rendering an object invisible with an invisibility cloak is a long-cherished dream for humanity and in the past decade it has riveted immense attention due to the advent of metamaterials. On March 24, the journal of Nature Photonics published the latest research conducted by the research team led by Prof. CHEN Hongsheng from the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, ...


ZJU,KAIST ink MOU online


On Mar 25, a video conference was held between Hangzhou and Daedeok, South Korea. Through this unusual way, a university-level memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by WU Zhaohui, President of ZJU and Sung-Chul Shin, President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) during this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic. Under the scope of this MOU, two universities will jo...


Universal “panda blood” developed by engineering cell surfaces


“Panda blood” refers to the Rh-negative blood type in China, which, as the phrase suggests, is “as rare as pandas”. It is estimated that about 3 out of 1000 Chinese people have the Rh-negative blood type.Due to its extreme rarity, Rh-negative blood is constantly in short supply. Whether this life-saving blood can be available in a timely manner plays a critical role in the life of the patient ...


A microrobot developed for tumor-targeting therapy via photosynthesis


Microrobots are simply microscopic-scale automated machines designed to perform selected movements in response to specific stimuli—but their tiny size means that they could travel through the body to perform tasks that no conventional robot could do. Recent advances in microrobotics have exhibited considerable biomedical potential for targeted delivery, disease monitoring and minimally invasive su...


Dialogue@ZJU: Zhejiang experience in fighting COVID-19 shared with the world


[Message from the Editor: On March 11,the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread.Zhejiang University community responded swiftly to the urgent request for support across the globe. In the brief 11 days from March...


China’s first “artificial upwelling demonstration project”set up by the Ocean College


China’s first artificial upwelling demonstration project in the waters of Aoshan Bay, Shandong Province, has completed its trial phase recently. The project is undertaken by the research team led by FAN Wei, an associate professor from Ocean College.As of 2017, FAN Wei has committed himself to research into blue carbon in inshore waters in China. “Air-lift artificial upwelling can transport...


Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment officially launched


Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment, sponsored by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation and compiled by a panel of medical experts from the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAZHU) according to their clinical experience in fighting the pandemic, was officially released on March 18.  This handbook is based on the guidelines on prevention, con...


From Zhejiang to Italy, 7 ZJU medical experts joined the supporting team


Recently, COVID-19 has spread quickly all over the globe with the number of confirmed cases soaring in Italy. According to the Health Commission of Zhejiang Province, a special specialist team has been organized to support Italy in response to the epidemic.The team is comprised of 12 experts, including 7 from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University. They will set off for Milan, Italy ...


ZJU joined “Spring Rain” Initiative for higher school seniors in need


Poverty is expected to be eliminated in 2020, but this unexpected COVID-19 poses a new challenge to this tough battle. To alleviate poverty, immense attention should be attached to education. On March 12, six universities, including Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University, Wuhan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University, jointly launched the “Sp...


First-hand experience in fighting COVID-19 shared with doctors overseas


A trans-continental video seminar, involving experts in Hangzhou, Wuhan, Ireland and the UK, started at 6 p.m. sharp on March 13. Organized by Oisín J. O’Connell, Honorary Senior Medical Lecturer at University College Cork in Ireland, 30-plus overseas specialists had this opportunity to gain access to China’s first-hand experience in dealing with COVID-19.At the seminar, WANG Jian’an, Dean of ...