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2020 Doctoral Candidates Forum of Tianjin University--12th Sub-session of SPST was held successfully on October 27th and 28th.


The opening ceremony was held in Room 103 of the Building 26 at 9:00 a.m., Oct. 27th. Prof. Qi Wei, Director of Graduate School Development Office, Prof. Ma Youguang and Prof. Huang Yanshun, supervisory experts of Graduate School Development Office, Prof. Jay Siegel, dean of SPST, Ms. Cuiling Feng, secretary of the Party Committee of SPST, and some professors of SPST attended the opening ceremo...

The Discovery of Hepatitis C Virus Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Harvey J. Alter (NIH, USA), Michael Houghton (University of Alberta, Canada) and Charles M. Rice (Rockefeller University, USA) for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis is liver inflammation that is mainly caused by viral infections, although drugs, toxins, alcohol, and autoimmune diseases are also important causes. In 1...

From Yogurt to Genetic Scissors: Nobel Recognition for CRISPR


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their CRISPR work. It is the first time a science Nobel has been awarded to two women. The function of CRISPR was first identified in 2007 by researchers at the Danish yogurt company DANISCO. Lactobacillus responsible for yogurt fermentation are susceptible to viral infection, but they discovered ...

3rd TJU Pharmacoeconomics Research and Practice Training Course Held


From August 14 to 16, 2020, the 3rd Tianjin University Pharmacoeconomics Research and Practice Training Course was successfully held at Tianjin University. Sponsored by Tianjin University and undertaken by the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST), the course was taught by SPST staff members including Professor Wu Jing, Lecturer He Xiaoning, Dr. Xie Shitong, and Dr. Liu Jia who...

Nat Commun| Ruibing Chen and collaborators discover lncRNA HULC promotes liver cancer cell proliferation through aerobic glycolysis


Cellular metabolism reprogramming is a major hallmark of cancer. For example, cancer cells preferentially convert glucose to lactate through glycolysis, even in the presence of oxygen, which provides more metabolites for cell proliferation. This aerobic glycolysis process plays important roles in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are defined as transcripts longe...

Tianjin University Researchers Reveal the Mode of Mechanism of the Best-selling Insecticides


        Diamide insecticides, developed by pesticide giants DuPont, Bayer and Syngenta, are among the most popular insecticides on the market, with annual sales >USD$2 billion. Diamide insecticides are considered safe for mammals and nontargeted beneficial insects, and are thus widely used to protect many types of crops, including vegetables, fruits and cottons. However, due to heavy usage, man...

Meeting Over Thousands of Miles: Cloud Classroom in SPST


In terms of epidemic control and prevention, all teachers and students at the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) actively implemented the basic requirements of the Ministry of Education "Don’t go to class but continue to learn". Although they couldn’t be on the front line against the epidemic, the teachers and students at SPST hold on to their ow duty and carried out onlin...

SPST Launches Online Enrollment Promotion toward Hubei Province


Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, Tianjin University has shown great concern about college entrance examination candidates in Hubei province the hardest-hit province in China. On February 29, 2020, the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) together with the university’s Hubei Admissions Group held "Cloud Classroom of college entrance examination consultations” for students...

Green Pesticide Research from TJU Selected as ACS Editor’s Choice


​Recently "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" successively published two latest scientific findings on new targets for green pesticides by Professor Yuchi’s research team from the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. The two papers are titled Discovery of potential species-specific green insecticides targeting lepidopteran ryanodine receptor (

Welcome letter from the Dean of SPST


Dear Students and FacultyWelcome to a new semester at SPST and a new chapter in our family history with the implementation of remote education events and teaching instruments as a way to overcome some of the hardships imposed by the emergence of the novel corona virus epidemic. First and foremost, be clear that all the staff at SPST-TJU are working hard to figure out the best practice to move f...

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