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■ Faculty Development

 The Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences aims to recruit multiple new international faculty members with the goal to further strengthen its international development in high level research and education. BMS currently employs 200 faculty and staff members and houses 74 professors, including 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Natural Science Foundation Innovation Team, 1 elected personnel of National Thousand Talents Project and 1 elected personnel of National Ten Thousand Talents Project, 1 Cheung Kong Scholar, 4 recipients of NationalScience Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, as well as 3 key scientist of the 973 Plan, 13 members of Young Overseas high-level Talents Introduction Plan, 6 recipients of National Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 2 Provincial Teaching Masters and 2 Provincial Experts of Outstanding Contribution. In 2015, we have recruited 14 innovative faculties. Among them, six were selected in National Thousand Young Overseas Talents Introduction Plan and two in the Zhejiang Thousand Talents Plan.   



The Selectees of National Young Overseas Talents Introduction Plan in 2015



The Selectees of 2015 Zhejiang Thousand Talents Plan


■ Research Development

 BMS continually strives to improve its research portfolio and facilities. BMS actively develops it’s the core research facilities, which are open to all of its faculty members. The core research facilities contain many of the latest developments in research equipment. In addition, the animal facilities of the Zhejiang Universities School of Medicine are located right next to the BMS research buildings, which has resulted in convenient access. BMS has set high goals on research quality and aims to improve its publication level. This has already resulted in a steep rise in high level publications. In 2015, BMS has published 109 SCI papers with BMS authors being first or corresponding author. The average impact factor of papers published in 2015 is 5.07, and the impact factor of 45 papers was above or equivalent to 5.0, while for 11 papers the impact factor was above or equivalent to 10.0.



Selected Publications 2015 (IF≥10)


Huang R, Xu YF, Wan W, Shou X, Qian JL, You ZY, Liu B, Chang CM, Zhou TH, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Liu W*. Deacetylation of nuclear LC3 drives autophagy initiation under starvation. Molecular Cell. 2015.57:456-466. 



Chang CM, Su H, Zhang DH, Wang YS, Shen QH, Liu B, Huang R, Zhou TH, Peng C, Wong C.L. C, Shen HM, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Liu W*. AMPK-dependent phosphorylation of GAPDH triggers Sirt1 activation and is necessary for autophagy upon glucose starvation. Molecular Cell. 2015. 60: 930-940. 



Zhang C, Zhang W, Lu Y, Yan X, Yan X, Zhu X, Liu W, Yang Y* and Zhou T*. NudC regulates actin dynamics and ciliogenesis by stabilizing cofilin 1. Cell Research. 2015 Dec.



Li Q and Gong Z*. Cold-sensing regulates Drosophila growth through insulin-producing cells. Nature Communications. 2015 Dec. 6:10083.




Zheng Q, Hou J, Zhou Y, Yang Y, Xie B, Cao X*. Siglec1 suppresses antiviral innate immune response by inducing TBK1 degradation via the ubiquitin ligase TRIM27. Cell Research. 2015 Oct. 25(10):1121-36.



Zhu S, Lu P, Liu H, Chen P, Wu Y, Wang Y, Sun H, Zhang X, Xia Q, Heng BC, Zhou Y, Ouyang HW*. Inhibition of Rac1 activity by controlled release of NSC23766 from chitosan microspheres effectively ameliorates osteoarthritis development in vivo. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015. 74(1):285-93.



Yue M, Luo D, Yu S, Liu P, Zhou Q, Hu M, Liu Y, Wang S, Huang Q, Niu Y, Lu L, Hu H*. Misshapen/NIK-related Kinase (MINK1) is involved in platelet function, hemostasis and thrombus formation. Blood.2015 Nov. 23.




■ Research Funding

BMS offers an excellent platform for research grant applications. In recent years, researchers at BMS successfully applied for funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2015, BMS has risen to prominence for gaining 40 project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, including 3 key projects, 3 excellent youth project and 1 cooperative project, totalling more than 30 million RMB. Noteworthy, over 50% of the project applications of BMS at the National Natural Science Foundation of China were granted, making BMS by far the most successful institute in China.

On June 3rd 2015, a distinguished Hong Kong enterpriser, Dr. Li Dak Sum and his wife Yip Yio Chin donated 100 million RMB to Zhejiang University as the Development Fund for Regenerative Medicine, which would deal exclusively with the research center of Regenerative Medicine.