School of Bioscience and Bioengineering was founded in 2004, located in the scenic south campus of South China University of Technology (SCUT)，covering 10000 square meters. The School owns individual teaching, laboratory building and complete facilities, which create a good environment and development space for discipline construction.
With the rapid development in recent years, our School has formed a sound high-level personnel training system. Nowadays, there are 1078 full-time students in the School, including 619 undergraduates, 353 graduates and 106 PhDs. Our school has a total of 68 staff members of which 95% of the faculty has PhD degree,. There are 14 professors, 21 associate professors, as well as 1 distinguished professor of 1000plan.
Our School presently has 3 undergraduate programs including Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical. Our school also offers 6 Master programs as follows, Fermentation Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biology Pharmaceuticals. In addition, our school has 6 master degree authorizations for Fermentation Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biopharmaceuticals as well as 7doctor degree authorization for Fermentation Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
In 2007, a first class discipline The Light Industry Technology and Engineering was formed by our school’s Fermentation along with Sugar Engineering as well as Pulp and Paper Engineering whichbecame a national-level key discipline. In 4th 2010, it gained the authority to launch PhD program of first class discipline. According to the discipline background and the need of further development, we will focus on 4 second-class disciplines: Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology and Biophysics as well as Medical Biology. In addition, our school has Post-doctoral mobile station for The Light Industry Technology and Engineering.
Our school has undertaken many major scientific projects, such as national 973 project or national 863 project, and a lot of national or provincial fund projects. We have won 1 national prize for progress in science and technology and 5 provincial prizes. Now we concentrate on the researches of Bioinformatics and Microbial Functional Genomics, Microbial Resources and Regulation of Microbial Metabolism, Molecular Transformation and Enzyme Engineering, Fermentation Engineering and Fermentation Equipment, Bio-catalytic Processing Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Medical Information and Equipment, and Biomedicine etc.
Our school has a Guangdong Province’s famous-brand major Biology Engineering which becomes the distinctive construction point of high education institute. Besides, Enzymatic Engineering is rated as the national course. Our school insists on the education philosophy of “uphold engineering characteristics, strengthen science studies” throughout the undergraduate courses and training future practical talents for engineering biology. We tightly connect the great demands of national and Guangdong economic and society development, continuously push forward the innovation of echnology and personnel training pattern. We set up all kinds of innovation classes to provide more valuable learning opportunities to the talent students.
Since BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute) and our school co-founded a “genomics science” innovation class for two years, there have been a total of 31 co-first authors or byliners publishing 22 high-level papers in top international academic journals "Nature" and "Science". In order to consolidate the fruits of cooperation and promote further bilateral cooperation in the aspect of personnel training, teacher resources, scientific research, disciplinary platform and internationalization etc, we co-founded SCUT-BGI life science innovation college in April 2010. The Innovation College belongs to jointly conduct the training of undergraduate, graduate and youth teacher.
By virtue of the construction of high-level university and south campus, our School has invested more than 6 million in building a first-class undergraduate teaching laboratory, and it has become the demonstration center of experimental teaching in Guangdong province.
In addition, 30 million has been invested in constructing scientific research platform. The most iconic achievement during the construction is the acquirement of Provincial Key Laboratory in Fermentation and Enzyme engineering, and Key Laboratory in Industrial Biotechnology of Guangdong Educational Department.
Our school actively engages in foreign exchange. We successively established close cooperation with a number of British and American well-known colleges such as Oxford, United Kingdom Imperial College, State University of New Jersey, Camegie Meilun and we also establishes strategic alliance with famous domestic universities and academic institutes. Besides, we hired 2006 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize winner, chair professor of University of Massachusetts medical school department of Molecular Medicine, Professor Craig Mello as our honorary professor. At the same time we hired a number of 1000plan winners as our lecture professors or part-time professors.