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VIB-BGI Genomics Meeting highlights growing impact of large-scale genomics in life sciences
Date:2/15/2012

Zhong from BGI gave presentations on the genomics study of microbiology titled "Sequencing the Human Gut" and "Metagenomics at BGI", respectively.

In the last sessions, Dr Guojie Zhang and Dr Lin Fang from BGI have given detailed introduction on the genome sequencing for biodiversity and the cloud computational platforms at BGI. At the end of the meeting, Ning Li, Director of BGI-Europe has shared his prospect of BGI's role in Europe. He said, "This joint meeting provides a perfect platform for researchers from BGI and VIB to share and exchange knowledge and research ideas. The participants not only learned the recent research in Human Genomics, Meta/Microbial Genomics and also the latest study of relevant research fields. The attendees also had the chance to learn the perspectives on large scale genome research by using sequencing technology, bioinformatics and the analysis tools. We would like to collaborate with more researchers in Europe, in order to accelerate the genome research in human health, agricultural, bio-energy as well as other innovative research." Ning also welcomed everyone to attend the International Conference on Genomics this coming May in Copenhagen, Denmark, where more exciting topics will be presented by the leading researchers in Europe.

The VIB-BGI genomics meeting showcased the growing importance of genomics to advance life sciences research. Moreover, by working together, both VIB and BGI can take advantage of each other's strengths, as evidenced by several talks. With the opening of BGI Europe earlier this month, BGI is hoping to collaborate with its partners to conduct more genomics research to accelerate the innovation and development of genomics research and application in health care, agriculture, bioenergy and other related fields in Europe.


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Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

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