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Beijing Genomics Institute Sets its Headquarter in Copenhagen

May. 16, 2010

On May May 17, 2010, the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) signed an agreement to open its European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. BGI will invest $10 million in the project to recruit 20 to 50 employees at the site in the first year. As a second step, BGI will establish a sequencing platform necessitating the employment of another 50-100 staff.
BGI is considered one of the world's major genomic sequencing centers. It has completed a large number of projects, including sequencing 1% of the human genome for the International Human Genome Project, contributing 10% to the International Human HapMap Project, carrying out research to combat SARS, etc.
In conjunction with carrying out these projects, BGI has established its own technical platforms based on large-scale genome sequencing, efficient bioinformatics analyses and innovative genetic health care initiatives.