The Shanghai Key Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine was established in 1998 and was authorized by Shanghai Science and Technology Committee. Currently there are 20 staff members in the laboratory, including four professors and six associate professors, among whom seven have doctorate. The research work in this lab has mainly focused on basic and clinic research on reproductive medicine, especially on the mechanisms of male infertility. Grants such as "973" Basic Research Sub-funding Scheme of China, Chinese National Natural Scientific Foundation are carrying on in this lab. In recent years, the lab has published more than 30 research papers, and was granted one national invention patent and about 20 awards. In the past five years, ten M.D. and nine M.S. graduated from this lab, besides six M.D. and two M.S. students now under training. By large-scale instruments such as Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LSCM), Semen Analyser and else, the lab has provided excellent services for SJTU and other universities and institutes allover the country.
Professor Xu Chen: M.D., Ph.D.
- Director of Academic Committee
Professor Wang Yifei: M.D., Ph.D.
- Team Members
Ding Zhide, Yuan Qing, Feng Jingsheng, Chen Sunhong, Wu Jingwen Xia Xiaoyu, Guo Qiangsu, Lu Meige, Hu Yanqin, Qin Shixiao
- The relationship between UU and human infertility/ contraception.
- Regulation mechanism of spermatogenesis, especially the role of microRNAs.
- Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into male germ cells.
- Infection and immunology factors in reproductive system, including the meta-genomics.
- Awards conferred for improving science and technology by the Ministry of Health of China, Sept 1998
- Awards conferredfor improving science and technology by State Family Planning Committee, Aug 1998
- Awards conferred for improving science and technology by Shanghai Municipality, Dec 1998
- Awards conferred for improving science and technology by Shanghai Municipality, Nov 2005
- Awards conferred for improving science and technology by the Ministry of Health of China, Dec 2005
- Awards conferred for improving science and technology by State Population and Family Planning Committee, Feb 2006
- Cooperation with Larry J. Forney's lab, University of Idaho in U.S.A., on the project Meta-genomics in reproductive tracts.
- Cooperation with Wei Yan's lab, University of Nevada School of Medicine in U.S.A., on the regulation mechanism of spermatogenesis.
- Cooperation with Zhixing Pan's lab, University of Toledo in U.S.A., on the interaction between endogenous immunity microorganism.