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Food sensing mechanism found in fruit flies

2018-09-17

The research team led by Prof. WANG Liming of the Life Sciences Institute published an article entitled “A post-ingestive amino acid sensor that promotes food consumption in Drosophila” in the September 12 issue of the journal of Cell Research.Proteins are the most abundant macromolecules in living organisms with a vast array of biological functions. Adequate and balanced protein intake is ...

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Prof. QIU Limin elected as vice chairman of International Cryogenic Materials Committee

2018-09-17

The 27th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the International Cryogenic Materials Science (IECE27-ICMC 2018) were held at Oxford University. Prof. QIU Limin was elected as vice chairman of the International Cryogenic Engineering Committee.  Established in March 1969, the International Cryogenic Engineering Committee aims at promoting the development of cryogenic engineeri...

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China and Russia join hands to establish Aviation Technology Joint Research Center

2018-09-17

On September 16, President WU Zhaohui met with a delegation of Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) headed by Rector Mikhail Pogosyan, in Shanghai. They signed a ZJU-MAI cooperation agreement and unveiled the plaque for the ZJU-MAI-Haika Aviation Technology Joint Research Center.“With the strategic guidance of Chinese and Russian leaders, the China-Russia comprehensive strateg...

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Researcher CHEN Fadong reveals cognitive dimension to social decision making

2018-09-16

CHEN Fadong, a researcher at ZJU’s School of Management, and Ian Krajbich, an associate professor at the Ohio State University, co-published an article entitled “Biased sequential sampling underlies the effects of time pressure and delay in social decision making” in the September 3 issue of the journal of Nature Communications. This research presents a clear picture about the cognitive process...

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University launches the "Intelligence Convergence"

2018-09-15

On Sept. 14, Zhejiang University (ZJU) announced the Convergence Research Project for Brain Research and Artificial Intelligence (AI), referred to as Intelligence Convergence (IC). This is the first project launched in the Innovation 2030,a key university-wide strategic framework to advance the construction of “Double First-Class” Initiative. Rooted in the broad spectrum of disciplines of the i...

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ZJU welcomes incoming international students

2018-09-12

On September 10, Zhejiang University welcomed incoming international students to campus. They will embark on their new journey full of admiration for the Chinese culture and the university.Vice President HE Lianzhen extended her cordial welcome to students. She amiably asked them about their accommodation in the International Student Residential Hall. “If you have any queries about the dormitory,...

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Prof. JIANG Kezhu wins a special teacher award from CCTV

2018-09-11

The award ceremony of the Most Beautiful Teacher in China, co-organized by China Media Group and the Chinese Ministry of Education, was aired at CCTV-1 on the evening of September 10. JIANG Kezhu, a retired professor at ZJU’s School of Mechanical Engineering, was hailed as an attention-getting teacher. In November, 2017, Prof. JIANG, 84 years old, offered to deliver his final lecture to students....

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Researchers track down the culprit of deafness

2018-09-10

Recently, ZJU scientists “captured” a particular gene for hearing impairment: mtu1. Mtu1 deficiency results in the “power shortage” of our auditory organ. This research is published in the August 22 issue of Nucleic Acids Research.These findings are part and parcel of massive research into deafness treatment. The research team led by Prof. GUAN Minxin at ZJU’s Institute of Genetics ...

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ZJU shines at the United Nations

2018-09-08

During the month of August, 34 students took part in the United Nations Summer School held at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization in Turin, Italy. Two students, Ian Chew, an undergraduate student from the School of Medicine and Fang Yuan An, a masters degree student from the School of International Studies won the inaugural Global Youth Leadership Academy Awa...

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Foreign academics among honorary citizens of Hangzhou

2018-09-07

On Sept. 5, five winners for "Honorary citizens of Hangzhou" were announced on 2018 Hanzhou International Day. ZJU Professor Dr. Therese Hesketh and Associate Professor Dr.Imran were awarded the titles of "2018 Honorary Citizen of Hangzhou" and "2018 Honorary Citizen Nominee of Hangzhou" awards respectively, in recognition of their contributions to the economic and so...

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Scientists reveal cryo-EM structure of human α5β3 GABAA receptor

2018-09-07

The lab headed by Prof. YE Sheng and the Center of Cryo Electron Microscopy obtained a cryo-EM structure of 3.51?? by single-particle analysis and published their findings in an article entitled “Cryo-EM structure of the human α5β3 GABAA receptor”in the August 23 issue of Cell Research. γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors mediate rapid inhibitory neurotransmission by opening a chlori...

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ZJUers perform spectacularly at 2018 Jakarta Asian Games

2018-09-04

The 18th Asian Games drew to a successful end with a stellar closing ceremony on Sunday as China once again called the shots leading with 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze medals.ZJUers gave a stellar performance with 7 gold and 4 silver medals.SUN Yang, BA ’14 (Athletic Training)Triple Olympic champion SUN Yang completed a “Golden Grand Slam” in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle with a ...

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The 4th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies kicks off at Zhejiang University

2018-09-03

The 4th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies kicked off at Zhejiang University on the afternoon of September 1. The conference was co-organized by Zhejiang University and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) with the support of the Administration Office of Liangzhu Relic Site. More than 400 scholars from 40-plus countries and regions particip...

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College of Education becomes part of World Leisure Center of Excellence

2018-09-01

On the afternoon of August 27 (UTC-3), the College of Education, Zhejiang University, is proud to become part of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) after the Vancouver Island University, NHTV Breda University and the University of Otago. Founded in 1952, the World Leisure Organization (WLO) is a world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering th...

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