Shanghai Key Laboratoryof Reproduction Medicine

The Shanghai Key Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine wasestablished in 1998 authorized by Shanghai Science and TechnologyCommittee. Currently there are 19 staff members in the laboratory,including 4 professors and 6 associate professors. Among them 6have doctorate. The main responsibilities of the lab are scientificresearch, talent training and public service. The research work inthis lab has mainly focused on basic and clinic research onreproductive medicine, especially on the mechanisms of maleinfertility. The lab has opened a serious of trainings aboutreproductive medicine for reproductive medicine workers aroundChina and it offers relative tests and diagnoses for patients whohave sterility problems. For the past years the lab has publishedmore than 60 papers at national or international journals and morethan 10 monographs about reproduction medicine and Histology &Embryology, and got one national patent for an invention. In thepast 5 years, 4 doctors and 8 M.S. were graduated from this lab.Currently there are 9 PhD students and 5 M.S. students in this lab.In the recent years, some young scientists and doctoral candidateshave trained in the famous international university such asCalifornia University (Irvine), Michigan University School ofMedicine, University of Nevada, University of Toledo, etc. The labhas several large-scale instruments and equipments such as LaserScanning Confocal Microscope (LSCM), Semen Analyser, Spectroscopy,etc which can provide excellent services for SJTU, otheruniversities and institutes in Shanghai and throughout thecountry.


280 South Chongqing Road, Shanghai, 200025, P.R.China (in-processing)


Chen Xu




ProfessorChen Xu, graduated from Anhui Medical University with a M.B. inmedicine in 1984, from Nanjing Medical University with a Histo-Embryology in 1989 and from Shanghai Second Medical University (SSMU) with a Ph.D./ M.D. in Histo-Embryology& Reproductive Biology in 1993. After receiving his Ph.Ddegree, he continued his postdoctoral research in INSERM U430 inFrance during 1995 to 1997.Then he came back toSSMU.


(1) therelationship between reproductive tract infection and humanhealth;

(2) molecularmechanisms in male germ cells differentiation, maturation andfertilization;

(3)Meta-genomics in human reproductive system.


Awards givenfor improving science and technology, the Ministry of Health ofChina, Sept 1998

Awards given for improving science and technology, State FamilyPlanning Committee, Aug 1998

Awards given for improving science and technology, ShanghaiMunicipality, Dec 1998

Awards given for contribution to life science, Mei Ji DiaryIndustry Administrative Committee, Japan, Nov 1999

Award for the best paper at Third Asian and Oceanic Congress ofAndrology, AOCA, Japan, May 2000

Awards given for improving science and technology, ShanghaiMunicipality, Nov 2005

Awards given for improving science and technology, the Ministry ofHealth of China, Dec 2005

Awards given for improving science and technology, State Populationand Family Planning Committee, Feb 2006

Awards given for Excellent Teacher, Bao Steel Group, Dec2005


1. Chen Xu,Yifei Wang, Huixin Zhang: The relation of Ureaplasma urealyticuminfection to urogenital stone formation. J SSMU1999;11(2):71-75.

2. C Xu, B Poirier, N Lucchiarri, O Michel, J Chevalier, S Kaveri:Modulation of

endothelial cell function by normal polyspecific humanimmunoglobulins (IVIg): a possible mechanism of action in vasculardiseases. Am J Pathol 1998; 153(4):1257-1266.

3. Xu Chen, Sun Guangfang, Zhu Yunfeng and Wang Yifei: Thecorrelation of Ureaplasma urealyticum infection with infertility.andrologia 1997;29:219-226.

4. XU Chen and WANG Yifei: Localization of Ureaplasma urealyticumon human spermatozoa. Reprod Contracept 1994; 5:181-188.

5. XU Chen, et al: Pathogenic mechanisms of male infertility causedby Ureaplasma urealyticum infection. Reprod Contracept1994;5:S67-S71.