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School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (SLSB) has established the biology and bioengineering, bioinformatics and other disciplines, formed a complete training system from undergraduate to graduate students, doctoral students and postdoctoral students. Also covers the Engineering Master of bioengineering field. Biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology are the National or Shanghai key disciplines.

Currently SLSB has 34 Doctoral tutors, 55 Master Instructors, including 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 6 Yangtze River Distinguished Professors, 6 Faculties with National Outstanding Youth Funding, and 6 Chief Scientists of Major National Basic Research Program (973). There are a number of famous scholars with outstanding achievements in life science and technology; some of them are young active academic leaders in various fields. The school has the following two Key Laboratories:State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Key Laboratory of Genetics of Developmental and Neuropsychiatry Disorder Ministry of Education.

In recent years, the college received key supports from school "985","211" construction projects. As the focus of construction in schools, SLSB have made great progress in discipline construction, scientific research, teaching and other various aspects through the development of recent years. Academic troop and influential academic direction has formed by middle-aged academic leaders. SLSB is a key institute who has undertaken a number of key projects, including National Key Project for Basic Research (973 Project), Chinese High-Tech Program (863 Project), National Natural Science Foundation projects, and key projects of Shanghai Municipality. The annual scientific research fund kept increasing steadily. SLSB has obtained many prizes including the Second prize of National Natural Science and National Teaching Achievement, Ministry of Education and Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award; the School has earned high reputation and significant recognition in several research areas in the world. A number of scientific findings have been achieved in SLSB, and high-quality research papers published, including in the top journals of Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Chemical Biology, PNAS, Plant Cell, and Molecular Microbiology.

Educational Objectives

Masters winner should have the basic theory of biology and experimental techniques, familiar with the development in the area, with a solid biological rationale, a skilled master a foreign language, can be competent education, scientific research and development, higher production units of technology and management work , be strong independent work's senior talents.

Research Fields

Molecular Microbial Ecology   Resources microbiology

Agricultural microbiology   Microbial genetics   Microbial molecular biology

Marine symbiotic microbiology   Environmental microbiology

Regulation of microbial metabolism   Molecular genetics of mental illness

Molecular genetics of human and animal

Developmental genetics model organism

Epigenetics    Plant developmental genetics

System evolution and genomics   The molecular mechanism of development

Cell communication and cell recognition in regenerative medicine

Animal Reproductive Biology    Gene Therapy

Functional genomics and proteomics   Enzymes and enzyme engineering

Plant Molecular Biology   Stem Cell and Molecular Biology

Central nervous system injury repair   Electrophysiology of learning and memory

Cardiovascular biology and tissue engineering mechanics

Impact of environmental factors on the molecular mechanism of the immune system

Neuroendocrinology     Gene and protein diagnosis

Immunology and molecular imaging diagnostic technology

Nano-biology   Biological Heat and Mass Transfer   Bioinformatics

Neurobiology   Biological materials   Neurobiology Physics

Computational Biology   Computer-aided drug design

Computational Systems Biology   Biostatistics   Biomechanics   Neurobiology

Academic and Credits

Full-time graduate of the school system for two and a half years, at least 32 total credits, degree courses in which at least 19 credits, while half full-time graduate students study time may be extended by six months to one year after approval.


Interim Assessment

Master in the second semester must complete all degree courses. Early in the third semester, graduate students to conduct a comprehensive assessment, check the course credits and achievements whether meet the requirements, and decide whether to enter into dissertation stage. According to the graduate school examination concerned regulation is carried out.

Thesis proposal

Thesis proposal should be completed before the end of the semester in third, literature reading quantity shall not be less than 20 articles. After college degree committee agree, by assessment of the panel can enter the dissertation stage, the panel composed of many professors.


Degree thesis requires a reasonable experimental design, a clear technical route, accurate and reliable data, fluent and normative writing, a deep discussion, a groundbreaking contents and achieving the level of published at core journals. Degree Committee and the instructors of opening report evaluation group will review the report in the middle of the fourth semester.

Published Papers

According to ‘The regulations of the graduates issuing academic articles during the study in Shanghai Jiao Tong University and School of Life Science and Biotechnology’。


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