Shanghai Institute ofPediatrics

ShanghaiInstitute for Pediatric Research was founded in October 1977.Thereare 15 senior research scientists, 35 middle-level and juniormembers working in the institute currently. In the 30 yearssince foundation our institute has completed a lot of researchmissions successfully with the several generations’commitments and devolution. The institute has won about 50million RMB research fund totally and over 50 various ProgressAwards in Science and Technology at the province or ministrylevels.Currently the institute has been equipped withsophisticated facilities, such as inductively coupled plasmamass spectrometry, tandem-mass spectrometry, gaschromatography, HPLC, flow cytometry, atomic absorptioninstrument, indirect calorimeter, real-time PCR instrument, andchromosome karyoptype autoanalyzer.


Wei Cai


Professor of Pediatrics

Academic Background:

Prof. Cai graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University in1983, and got Doctor's degree in 2004. As a pediatric surgeon, hecarried out a series of research on nutrition support in severelyill children, and pediatric obesity aswell.

Research Interest:

Pediatric Nutrition;Pediatric Surgery


1.First grade prize in Scientific Technology of Shanghai(2008);

2. Second grade prize of Scientific Improvement ofMinistry of Education(2007);

3. Second grade prize of Clinical Achievement of ShanghaiBureau of Health(2001);

4.Third grade prize of Scientific Improvement ofShanghai(2001)


1.Wu J, Cai W, Huang J. Nutrition assessment in childrenwith SBS weaned off PN: a long-term follow up study. J PediatrSurg. 2007;42(8):1372-1376

2.Liu YS, Cai W, Wu SM. Effect of S-adenosylmethionine on totalparenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. WJP, 2007,3:218-221

3.Huang J, Cai W. Long term cognitive functions in neonatal shortbowel syndrome patients. Eur J Paedia Surg. 2008Apr;18(2):89-92.

4.Liang Y, Shen D, Cai W. Two coding single nucleotidepolymorphisms in the SALL1 gene in Townes-Brocks syndrome: a casereport and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg2008:43:391-393

5.Ren-ying Xu,Yan-ping Wan,Qing-ya Tang,Jiang Wu,Wei Cai. Theeffects of high fat on centeral appetite genes in Wistar rats: Amicroarray analysis. Clinica ChimicaActa2008;397:96-100