Sino-French Hoffmann Institute Looking for High-Level Talents
Date: 2016-06-20

Sino-French Hoffmann Institute (SFHI) was established in 2013 and is supervised by Honorable Director, Professor Jules A. Hoffmann (the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 2011). SFHI is affiliated with Guangzhou Medical University(GMU) and is consistently sponsored by Guangdong Provincial Government, Guangzhou Municipal Government after establishment. SFHI is located in the Panyu Campus of GMU. The campus boasts a good environment of verdant surroundings. Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a branch of SFHI. Relying on two State Key Specialties in Allergy located in the 1st and the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of GMU, they are reinforced by clinical research with abundant clinical resources and long history.

The research platform operates cutting-edge technology and services. Our Scientific Advisory Board consists of international famous immunologists. In addition, several research projects designed by Prof.Hoffmann are also being executed in SFHI. In the meantime, collaboration between SFHI and the National Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease led by Prof. NanshanZhong (Academician of Chinese Engineering Academy) provides mature platforms to boost innovation research. In the past two years, SFHI has received over 110 million RMB fund from the Governments. Over 60 research papers have been published on SCI Journals (JACI, PNAS, Allergy, Chest, etc.)

The qualified scientists will receive an extra competitive compensation besides the generous benefits and rewards provided by GMU. For more details please refer to the website of SFHI,


1)      Mechanisms of Drosophila innate immunity and translational medicine

The research use Drosophila melanogasteras the model to investigate the mechanism of innate immune signal pathway. A large library of Drosophila melanogaster mutants, constructed using CRISPR/Cas9 as core technique, will readily provide you models for the need of translational and in-depth research on specific genes.

2)      Allergy and clinical immunology, the allergen characteristics as research mainline, we highlight the pathogenesis of allergic diseases triggered by external antigens and the prophylaxis, diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergic diseases. A pint-sized super-calculation system with 160-access, built up for T-cell epitope prediction, an allergen predicting software SORTLLER () outperforming other software in the world, will facilitate your biomedicine research as a bioinformatics platform for in advance allergenicity screening and attenuation/elimination of artificial protein materials.

3)      Infection and its immunological mechanisms

The research focuses on the interaction between viruses and host in order to understand the immunological mechanisms underlying virus escape and invasion and the regulation mechanisms for the host to prevent the virus escape and invasion.

4)      Inflammatory microenvironment and tumor targeted intervention

Through cell-in-cell and TLR pathway, we’ve initially deciphered the mechanisms of innate immunity of inflammation related colorectal cancer and the molecular immune mechanisms of tumor genesis and development. It is well ongoing for us to carry forward into pre-clinical research the translational medical research of immunological and oncolytic therapy by using HSV-1virus.


We are looking forward to your queries. Your emails will be kept confidential and we will contact you as soon once we receive your email. Your visit is warmly welcome and we will be happy to provide you round-trip tickets.


Contact: Prof. Ailin Tao, Prof. Zi Li


Inspecting Address: 2nd Floor of Bldg B, Panyu Campus, Guangzhou Medical University, Panyu, Guangzhou, China

Phone: +86-20-13711278597 (7*24-hour available); Fax: +86-20-37103806