Professor YANG Huayong Awarded Robert E. Koski Medal by ASME


Professor YANG Huayong, dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Zhejiang University, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Robert E. Koski Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the art and practice of fluid power motion and control through education and/or innovation. It was established in 2007 by the ASME ...


Interpretable machine learning predicts terrorism worldwide


About 20 years ago, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killed almost 3,000 people in the World Trade Center, New York and at the Pentagon. Since then, a vast amount of research has been carried out to better understand the mechanisms behind terrorism in the hope of preventing future potentially devastating acts of terror. Despite the large efforts invested to study terrorism, quantitative r...


Scientists discover role of lncRNA in regulating Hippo signaling via phase separation


Membraneless compartments which are formed via active liquid–liquid phase separation (LLPS) or condensation are crucial for spatiotemporal regulation of cellular functions. LLPS is driven by multivalent, weak interactions, involving intrinsically disordered regions (IDR), folded protein, and scaffolding DNA or RNA molecules. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as a new class of important re...


ZJU scientists unravel mechanism of genome instability by DNA Pol μ misincorporatio


Endogenous and exogenous factors may result in a variety of DNA damage, among which DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most perilous type of DNA damage. If they fail to be repaired promptly, it will affect genome stability considerably and even lead to cell death. Nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) is one of the main pathways to repairing DSBs.X family polymerases (Pol μ, Pol λ, and TdT) are ...


Forum held on Urban Energy Internet Development and Cooperation Under the Goal of Achieving Peak Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Carbon Neutrality


On July 16, the Forum on Urban Energy Internet Development and Cooperation Under the Goal of Achieving Peak Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Carbon Neutrality was held on Haining International Campus, Zhejiang University. The forum gathered over 200 participants from Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and key renewable energy enterprises. Prof. QIU Aici, a member of C...


Dialogue@ZJU: With Idea Explorer Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Summer Program 2021


[Editor’s note: Idea Explorer Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Summer Program 2021 concluded successfully. Initiated in 2012 and suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19, the Program was shifted online this year, bringing together 297 students from 26 countries across 5 continents. Themed on “Embrace Digital World”, it offered the opportunity to unlock different facets of knowled...


Molecular basis for BACA1-BARD1 complex recruitment to DNA damaged sites


On June 7, Prof. HUANG Jun from the Zhejiang University Life Sciences Institute and ZHOU Zheng from the CAS Institute of Biophysics co-published a research article entitled “Structural insight into BRCA1-BARD1 complex recruitment to damaged chromatin” in the journal Molecular Cell. It reveals the molecular and structural basis for the recruitment of the BRCA1-BARD1 complex to DNA doubl...


Professor K.C. Ting receives the ASABE Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement 2021


ZJUI Professor K.C. Ting, Consultant and Former Vice Dean of the International Campus, Zhejiang University, and Department Head Emeritus in the ABE Department, UIUC, received the 2021 Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) at the ASABE Annual International Meeting. Prof. Ting was the fifth winner of...


Zhejiang University delegation visits Macao


Dr. REN Shaobo, chairman of the Zhejiang University Council, led a delegation to visit Macao on July 11-13. Dr. REN Shaobo (left) exchanged gifts with Mr. Ho lat Seng (right) On July 12, Dr. Ren met with Mr. Ho lat Seng, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). Mr. Ho commended Zhejiang University for its constant endeavors to cultivate talent for the development...


ZJU4H becomes Zhejiang’s first Grade V Level B hospital in connectivity


At the 16th China Health Information Technology/ Healthcare Big Data Application Exchange Conference held on July 10, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of the Zhejiang University School of Medicine (ZJU4H) was rated as a Grade V Level B hospital in China Health Information Connectivity Standardization Maturity Assessment, which is the highest level in this regard in China.In May, the assessment ...


Transcription factor STOP1 coordinates ammonium and phosphate nutrition


The research team led by Prof. ZHENG Shao-Jian from the Zhejiang University College of Life Sciencespublished a research article entitled “A Transcription Factor STOP1-Centered Pathway Coordinates Ammonium and Phosphate Acquisition in Arabidopsis” in the journal Molecular Plant on June 30, 2021 (doi: /10.1016/j.molp.2021.06.024). This study uncovers the molecular bases of low phosphoru...


Mechanism and biological significance of regulating iron loading during early seed development


Iron (Fe) storage in plant seeds is not only necessary for seedling establishment following germination, but also a major source of dietary Fe for human and animal life. Mother plants transport iron into seeds for storage during the fruit-bearing process. However, an excessive amount of iron is toxic to cells. It has been reported that iron loading is restricted at the initial stage of seed develo...


New approach to synthesizing inorganic monoliths


Prof. TANG Ruikang and Prof. LIU Zhaoming from the Zhejiang University Department of Chemistry discovered that amorphous calcium carbonate particles can be fused into integrated monoliths via regulation of structurally bound water and external pressure. The strategy of using the material’s own structural idiosyncrasies to promote mass transportation overcomes the flaw of convention...


Negative role of eosinophils in metastasis uncovered


Cancer metastasis, one of the challenges that the medical community faces, constitutes a severe health hazard for mankind. Recently, the research team led by Prof. SHEN Huahao and Prof. YING Songmin from the Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease of Zhejiang Province, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicin...