Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


Making its debut in the iGEM Competition, the Duke Kunshan team proposed a biodegradable method for tackling blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, a growing environmental issue that can cause imbalances in underwater ecosystems and threaten human health.

The global health major has worked with students and professors to conduct research into topics including human brain-computer interfaces, the ethics relating to live kidney donation, and the impact of Covid-19 on diabetes patients. He plans to study medical anthropology at the University of Oxford.

Duke Kunshan is closely monitoring developments surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19 caused by novel coronavirus and is working hard to protect all our students, faculty and staff on campus and beyond. We will share updates as we have them.

Chuanhui Gu, associate professor of environmental science at Duke Kunshan, is studying the ability of rivers to absorb nitrogen pollution, which causes toxic algal blooms, with a view to harnessing their natural potential.

A student research team led by Ming-Chun Huang, associate professor of data and computational science at Duke Kunshan, and Wenyao Xu, professor of computer science and engineering at SUNY Buffalo, has won an award for work on developing an app that could detect Covid-19 through the sound of a cough or a spoken sentence.