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Overview

History 

The Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health (SINH) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in 2016 through the merger of six organizations, formerly part of CAS’s Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS). They are: the Institute of Health Sciences, the Institute for Nutritional Sciences, the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, the CAS-SMMU Institutes for Translational Research, the Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences and the Shanghai Laboratory Animal Center.  

 

Mission 

Focusing on human nutrition and health, SINH is dedicated to making new discoveries and developing new products and technologies. It also serves as a think tank for health-related national policy as well as a platform for the education of next-generation researchers.    

 

Who We Are 

SINH is a national non-profit institution of basic and applied research affiliated with CAS. The institute focuses on healthy aging, major chronic diseases, nutrition and food safety, and biomedical big data, with an emphasis on application and biotechnology development.    

Our institute comprises three CAS key laboratories, i.e., the CAS Key Laboratory of Tissue Microenvironment and Tumor; the CAS Key Laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Food Safety; and the CAS Key Laboratory of Computational Biology. It also includes several supporting units.   

Our team comprises around 1,000 individuals, including faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.    

We encourage collaboration in pursuing research excellence and service to the general public.   

 

SINH at a Glance 

(Updated on 2018-12-31) 

Location 

Shanghai, China   

Focuses 

Major Chronic Diseases
Healthy Aging 
Nutrition and Food Safety 
Biomedical Big Data and Health Management
Health-related Policy   

People 

Full-time Principal Investigators..................56
Staff......................................................451
Postdoctoral Fellows..................................24
Graduate Students...................................513