On January 18, 2009, the publication of research achievement of the first Asian genome map ranked 4th among “2008 China Top 10 Science & Technology News”, which was co-organized by Academician Bureau of CAS, Academician Bureau of CAE, and Science Daily.

On February 17, 2009, the Opening Ceremony for Sino-Danish Cancer Research Center was held in BGI-Shenzhen.

On March 12, 2009, “Genomics Innovation Class” was co-founded by BGI-Shenzhen and South China University of Technology.

On March 20, 2009, the opening ceremony of BGI-Hong Kong was held in Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks.

On March 20, 2009, CUHK-BGI(SZ) was established, while the ceremony was held in CUHK.

On April 24, 2009, the Press Conference regarding Three Extreme-Environment Animals Genome Projects was convened in BGI-Shenzhen.

On April 30, 2009, BIONET the 4th workshop was held in Shenzhen.

On June 26, 2009, the article SNP detection for massively parallel whole-genome resequencing by BGI was selected by Nature China as outstanding scientific achievement from China mainland and Hong Kong.

On July 20, 2009, “Explore the Mystery of Life” Summer Camp sponsored by BGI and Beijing Youth Science and Technology Club Committee, and “Genomics and Bioinformatics Class” were opened in BGI-Shenzhen.

On August 1, 2009, “Ten Thousand Microbial Genomes Project” was officially launched in BGI-Shenzhen.

On August 28, 2009, Science published the article “Complete Resequencing of 40 Genomes Reveals Domestication Events and Genes in Silkworm (Bombyx)”, which is another achievement of collaboration between BGI-Shenzhen and Southwest University in the field of silkworm genome since 2003.

On October 15, 2009, 2009 Genomics Undergraduate Innovative Education Seminar was held in BGI-Shenzhen.

On November 1, 2009, the article regarding the achievement of The International cucumber Genome Project was published online in Nature Genetics.

From 03/11/2009 to 05/11/2009, The 4th International Genomics Conference was convened in Shenzhen.

On December 7, 2009, Nature Biotechnology published the essay with the title of Building the Sequence Map of the Human Pan-Genome accomplished by close collaboration between BGI-Shenzhen and South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.

On December 13, 2009, the sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome accomplished by BGI-Shenzhen was published in Nature.

On December 27, 2009, BGI and Qinghai University have completed sequencing the genome of Tibetan antelopes, which will hopefully explain the pathogenesis of chronic plateau sickness.

On December 28, 2009, the news that Building the Sequence Map of the Human Pan-Genome published in Nature Biotechnology ranks tenth of Chinese Top 10 Scientific and Technological News It is the sixth time that the scientific research of BGI is acknowledged by Science Daily, one of the most prestigious scientific magazines in China.