Founded by ShanghaiTech University on October 12th, 2012, the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies (SIAIS) aims to become a first-class, leading antibody research institute in the world. It focuses on elucidating the most fundamental problems in life science research, particularly in immunochemistry. Its international governing board is comprised of world recognized scientists, including pioneering antibody researchers and Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry. SIAIS embraces a cooperative, collaborative, and creative atmosphere in the pursuit of scientific excellence. The choice of projects is investigator initiated.

SIAIS is building a state-of-the-art research organization dedicated to the understanding of the basic structure and design of biological molecules. 
SIAIS includes 18 laboratories, concentrating on four code research areas: Immuno-chemistry, Cell Biology, Computational Biology and A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), and Structural Biochemistry. Meanwhile, SIAIS aims to enhance the capability of developing independent intellectual property rights and commercialization of discovered antibodies, and to strengthen international collaboration as well as to provide technical support and services for local and global enterprises. Finally, SIAIS offers a distinguished education program to prepare researchers to meet the scientific challenges of the future.