About SLST
Site:homepage  About SLST

The SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY was founded in 2011, growing out of the Department of Life Science and Engineering, which has been launched in 1995 inside the School of Science. Benefitting from strategies to accelerate the development of Life and Biomedical Sciences at HIT, three research centers have been established since then:Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Bioengineering.They accommodate cutting-edge research directions in life science such as molecular and cellular biology of cancer, cancer prevention and target therapy, space medicine, developmental biology, neurobiology, structural biology, biomedical informatics, synthetic biology, nano-me图片1dicine and biosensor, and microbiological engineering. The school has over 50 research and teaching faculty members, including 2 English-speaking Professors. 95% of them possess a doctoral degree.Among them there are 9 Professors, 19 Associate Professors, 2 Yangtze River Scholars, 1 member of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET), and 15 joint contract Professors. 95% of Associate Professors and Professors have experience of studying or working abroad. We currently offer programs in Life Science and Biomedical Engineering at Bachelor/Master/Ph.D levels and admit about 40 undergraduate and 60 postgraduate students per year.

The school is located in the Science Park Campus of HIT, occupying nearly 7000 sqm purpose-built space. The Central Laboratory Platform in the School offers state-of-the-art facilities such as systems for Image Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, Protein Purification and Characterization, Molecules Interaction Analysis, Nucleic Acid Analysis. They provide critical support for scientists and students to conduct innovative and multi-disciplinary research at HIT.

We strive to set up inter-disciplinary collaborations with other HIT schools or universities and research institutes all over the world to strengthen us as a Life Science and Biotechnology Research Center and to improve our international competitiveness. Collaborations and joint workshops have been established with several first-rate Universities including the University of Oxford, Moscow University, Texas A&M Health Science Center IBT, and Pohang University of Science and Technology.

We are involved in more than 30 research projects with financial support from the National Science Foundation, the Ministry of the Nation, the Hei long jiang Province, and private companies. We have been awarded several prizes for the results achieved within these projects.

Goal of the School is to become a multi-disciplinary research Center of excellence where outstanding scientific teams play a leading role in basic and applied research in the life sciences. In order to foster research and teaching, our school has been given top priorities for its development and expansion.Over the last 5 years, 60 millions RMB have been provided to build the Central Laboratory Platform. This lab platform is maintained by a team of professional technicians. Its facilities—among which: FT-MS, MALDI-TOF-TO, UPLC/MS/MS, Q-TOF, 600MHz  NMR, FEI –TEM, FEI- SEM, FCM, Live Cell Station, a Confocal and a fluorescence microscope, AFM, an X-ray device. These core facilities are available to all the scientists and students of our school to enhance  inter-disciplinary research.

Our scientists show great enthusiasm for research and teaching. They have set up advanced courses for students and propose innovative ideas in their research fields. Our common aim is to raise our School to the status of an internationally recognized Department for Life Science within the next 6 years.