ZJU NEWSROOM

Happy Chinese New Year 2023

2023-01-22

To the ZJU community and our international friends, Warmest greetings from the Office of Global Engagement for a Happy Chinese New Year!  2023 is the year of the Rabbit based on the Chinese zodiac, starting from Jan. 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 9, 2024. As one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, the rabbit is not only cute, but also holds many interesting impli...

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Dialogue@ZJU: How to reduce risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms during the Spring Festival travel rush

2023-01-19

[Editor’s Note: As China continues to optimize its COVID-19 response measures and relax requirements for cross-region travel, the country's 40-day Spring Festival travel rush has begun. What measures should we take to protect ourselves and reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms during the period? What essential tips should we follow to protect the elderly? Doctors from the Second Affilia...

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ZJU scientists identify the crucial role of a novel protein domain in photosystem II complex assembly and photoautotrophic growth in angiosperms

2023-01-19

Recently, the research team led by MO Xiaorong at the Zhejiang University College of Life Sciences published an article titled “A novel protein domain is important for photosystem II complex assembly and photoautotrophic growth in angiosperms” in the journal Molecular Plant. They discovered a novel protein domain termed as the CLS (chlorotic lethal seedling) domain in TROL2, a second-t...

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The first Digital Agriculture Bootcamp has concluded successfully

2023-01-18

The Digital Agriculture Bootcamp was co-organized by Zhejiang University and FAO. The main purpose of our digital agriculture bootcamp is to enhance the digital agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship ability of young leaders, to share the dividends of high-quality development through the integration of the whole industrial chain of digital enabling agriculture through innovative digital agric...

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Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 successfully held

2023-01-16

After two months’ tensive schedule, the pitch event of Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 was finally successfully held in the Rome time afternoon of 16 December via Zoom.Global AgriInno Challenge 2022 is co-organized by FAO, Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Municipal People's Government. It is undertaken by Talent Office of Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, Hangzhou Agricultural and Rural Bure...

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Three ZJU scientists selected into New Cornerstone Investigator Program

2023-01-15

The New Cornerstone Investigator Program, an independent non-profit funding initiative guided by scientists, funded by Tencent and supervised by the China Association for Science and Technology, unveiled its first batch of new cornerstone investigators on January 13. The Program adopts a forward-thinking approach to encouraging basic research spearheaded by leading scientists. Tencent pledges to p...

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Positive allosteric modulator targeting TRPV1 for long-lasting analgesia

2023-01-13

The transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV1) ion channel is a polymodal nociceptor broadly expressed in sensory neurons involved in pain sensation, thereby playing an essential role in analgesia. The outer pore domain of TRPV1 is essential for regulation of this channel by temperature, protons and other toxin peptides, so rationally engineering modulators targeting the outer pore of TRPV1 is...

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8 books to read over winter holiday

2023-01-13

[Editor’s Note: Do you what to curl up with a good book as the winter holiday begins? Are you looking for new insight for the new year? It’s a moment to take a breath and consider the past, present and future after the exam week. Here are recommendations from Class of 2022.]Cognitive Awakening by ZHOU LingIt can answer many of my doubts during my freshman and sophomore years. High school li...

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Dr. SHI Ye: Continuing ZJU’s legacy of seeking truth

2023-01-13

[Editor’s Note: Dr. SHI Ye, Assistant Professor at ZJUI, obtained his BS and MS degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University under the supervision of Prof. CHEN Hongzheng. He then received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Prof. YU Guihua. Before joining ZJUI, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher...

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Researchers invented the unmanned aerial vehicle-mediated first aid for rapid drug delivery to targeted emergency patients

2023-01-12

For patients suffering from sudden illnesses such as myocardial infarction and severe hypoglycemia, prompt administration of emergency medications is imperative, otherwise they may be at great risk of death. Actually, a large number of deaths still occur due to untimely emergency care caused by the lack of emergency equipment and therapeutics around the patients, or the inability of the patient to...

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Prof. DU Zhenhong leads the development of DDE Platform

2023-01-12

The Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) Platform (Deep-time.org 1.0 Alpha), led by Prof. DU Zhenhong at the Zhejiang University School of Earth Sciences, was officially launched on November 8, 2022. Prof. Jennifer McKinley, president of the DDE’s Governing Council, announced this exciting news in the presence of nearly 50 participants attending the meetings of the Governing Council (GC) and t...

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New mechanism of glucose starvation-induced autophagy

2023-01-05

Substance metabolism and energy metabolism are two basic characteristics of life activities. Autophagy is also regulated by substance and energy metabolismand in turn participates in regulating them. So far, the molecular mechanism of substance metabolism regulating autophagy is relatively clear. Autophagy can be induced by amino acid starvation, nitrogen source starvation, growth factor depr...

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Dialogue@ZJU: With TANG Mengxia, recipient of the Chu Kochen Scholarship

2023-01-05

【Editor’s note: Set up in 1986, Chu Kochen Scholarship is the highest honor for ZJU students. TANG Mengxia, among 12 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students, is a recipient of Chu Kochen Scholarship for academic year 2021-2022. An undergraduate as she is, Tang has become a rather experienced researcher, who holds the ambition to trace back by thousands of years to discover the origin of ...

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ZJU scientists unlock the "code" of energy transmission across species

2023-01-05

Spinach has left deep childhood memories for many post-70s and post-80s generations because of the cartoon image of Popeye. Apart from appearing on our table as usual, it is truly endowed with the expectation of great power by scientists. The team of Dr. LIN Xianfeng and Prof. FAN Shunwu, from the orthopedics of Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH), Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and th...

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