After the official approval by Ministry of Science and Technology in October 2011, SIBCB started the pre-launch development of State Key Laboratory of Cell Biology based on the CAS Laboratory of Cell Biology established in 1997, and expects to complete the project within two years. SKLCB aims at 1) conducting high-standard basic and translational research in cell biology and stem cell biology, 2) providing innovative scientific findings and technological support to address the national strategic demand “population and health”, and 3) developing into an internationally competent research laboratory.
At the end of May, 2012, SKLCB has 28 principal investigators including 3 CAS members, 1 scholar of "Thousand Talents Program" , 8 recipients of "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", and 19 scholars of "Hundred Talents Program".
From 2009 to 2011, SKLCB researchers published 118 SCI articles including 17 IF≥5 articles and 17 IF≥10 articles, and the average IF is 7.8.
From 2009 to 2011, SKLCB researchers filed 48 patent applications, and got 18 patents.
Awards / Honors
"Successfully Converting Mouse Fibroblasts to Functional Hepatocyte-like Cells" was selected as one of the “Top 10 Achievements of Chinese Science” in 2011, and "Deficiency of a β-Arrestin-2 Signal Complex Contributes to Insulin Resistance" was selected as one of the "Top 10 News of Chinese Basic Research" in 2009.