On December 27, the article titled “Small-molecule activation of the TRAIL receptor DR5 in human cancer cells”, wrote by TU Professor Lei Xiaoguang and others, was published online in Nature Chemical Biology, the most influential journal in the world in the field of chemical biology.
The “Qi Ji II” Formula Race Car, created by the TU Harley-Davidson Race Team, made its debut for the 2012 race season on October 12, and then was taken to Shanghai for the 2012 Formula Student China (FSC) the following day. Among the three teams from Tianjin, the Harley-Davidson Race Team developed for over one year, and the “Peiyang Power” Race Team, who has built four cars, were both from TU.
iGEM Asia 2012 wrapped up at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on October 7. Under the guidance of Professor Yuan Yingjin, the TU team won a gold medal and the “Best Poster Award” after fierce competition with the teams from other top universities in Asia. As the 2nd Runner-Up, the TU team will advance to the World Championship to be held at MIT.
The first National Industrial Design Competition wrapped up on September 20. The “Parallel Machine Tool for High-Speed Machining”, invented by the students from the School of Mechanical Engineering of TU, won first prize in the competition.
The China Division Final of the 2012 Twenty-First Century China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition wrapped up on September 13. The team “Semension” from TU and two other teams from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Chongqing Jiaotong University tied for the first place in the final.