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Introduction to the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Update time: 2017-03-13
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The SIOC Campus at Fenglin Science Park



The Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) was founded in May 1950 as one of the first 15 institutes established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The mission of SIOC is to conduct cutting-edge research in the science and technology of organic chemistry and related disciplines and publicly disseminate its research results and technological developments.


Over the last 67 years, SIOC scientists have made tremendous contributions to the development of the nation’s science, economy and defense. The institute’s achievements include collaboration on the total synthesis of crystalline bovine insulin; collaboration on the total synthesis of yeast Ala-tRNA; and development of fluorine-containing plastics and key materials for the nation’s security. It has also conducted extensive basic research on physical organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and complex natural product synthesis and related methodologies.


SIOC’s current research focuses on chemical transformations, chemical biology and organic materials. The institute aims to make both innovative and practical contributions to the fields of health, population, agriculture, resources, energy, the environment and advanced materials.


Since its establishment, SIOC has won 350 research awards, including 73 national-level awards. It has above 500 patents and has published around 10,000 academic papers.


SIOC’s research facilities include the National Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Product Chemistry; the National Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry; the CAS Key Laboratory of Organofluorine Chemistry; the CAS Key Laboratory of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Natural Products; the CAS Key Laboratory of Synthetic and self-assembly chemistry for organic functional molecules; laboratories for physical organic chemistry, computer chemistry and cheminformatics, and analytical chemistry. SIOC is also home to the CAS Organic Synthesis Engineering Center and Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Chemical Synthesis.


The institute has a staff of over 800, including 9 CAS academicians and 176 research fellows and engineers at the professor or associate professor level. Two of its researchers are participants in the national Thousands Talent Program, 23 are participants in the national Thousand Young Talents Program, 36 are participants in CAS’s Hundred Talents Program, and 23 are recipients of the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) National Outstanding Young Scientists Award. SIOC is also home to three innovation teams sponsored by the NSFC. In addition, the institute has 581 graduate students and 48 postdoctoral fellows.


Throughout the years, SIOC has established ties with researchers, universities and research institutions worldwide. Some 7,000 scientists and scholars from all over the world have visited SIOC, including more than 10 Nobel laureates in Chemistry. SIOC has also successfully organized around 60 international and bilateral academic conferences as principal sponsor.


SIOC will continuously provide an unparalleled scientific environment for high-level basic and applied research in organic chemistry and related areas by emphasizing need-driven innovation, research excellence, originality and interdisciplinary cooperation.






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Tel: +86-21-54925200

Fax: +86-21-64166128

E-mail: sioc@sioc.ac.cn

Website: (English) http://english.sioc.cas.cn/




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