The research directions focus on the frontiers of international scientific research and the technical fields of great importance to the development of state economics and society, including structural biology(disease related protein structure),developmental biology(animal embryo development mechanisms of signal transduction),molecular cell biology(molecular mechanism of disease-genesis),neurobiology(neuro-development and aging),biochemistry and molecular biology(functions of genes protein drugs),molecular biophysics, molecular immunology, bioinformatics, bio-materials plant genetic engineering, and so on.
At present, SLS has 54 doctor mentors and 56 master mentors with 638 students, including 516 Ph.D. Candidates and 122 master students. In 2012, 44 students have got Ph.D and 36 students have got master degree.
In 2009, “the Tsinghua University, Peking University and Beijing Life Sciences Institute joint PhD Project”(PTN) was frist approved by Ministry of Education, and in 2011, the Center for Life Sciences(CLS)was established at Tsinghua and Peking Universities. In the recent 3 years, these two projects have recruited 144 doctors.
In the meantime, SLS has actively involved in academic exchange and organized various academic activities. From 2008, “The Life science and Medicine”doctor forum has invited over 2500 famous experts from top universities home and abroad to give over hundreds of talks and academic reports.
Since 2009, 13 papers has been published in Nature, Science , Cell and other top international journals. In 2012, SLS students have gained many rewards including 1 national top 100 outstanding doctor dissertation, 1 Beijing outstanding doctor dissertation,1 Johnson& Johnson outstanding doctor scholarship, 2 excellent doctoral student scholarship granted by Ministry of education and etc.