BGI South Region covers Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan province, where has large population, rapid economic development and comprehensive health care system. There are over 100 outstanding hospitals in Guangzhou, including the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen, South Hospital and the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College. Abundant education and research resources supply plenty of opportunities to explore. Especially powerful computer cluster support in this place, it will be great help to our huge computation requirement. The office location, Guangzhou, is the typical area.

BGI South Region makes cooperation with more than 30 hospitals in Guangzhou on NIFTY, HBV resistance testing and HLA genotyping projects. According to features of each hospital, BGI South Region promotes a set of healthy industrial development and clinical research, including the PGD project with  the Reproductive Genetics Center of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen; the Joint Oncology Trans-Omics Laboratory with the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College.

There are many universities of tremendous strength in Guangzhou. As one of the top level of life sciences research cities, Sun Yat-sen University, South Medical University, Jinan University and other colleges and universities now build genomics related laboratories and divide energy to this studies. The research funds from these universities are more than 10 billion a year. They train a large number of biological talents.

Guangzhou Supercomputing Center was founded on November 26, 2011, built by the Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City, Sun Yat-sen University and National Defense University. It is believed to be a high-performance, massive processing, and multifunctional computing center, Since the supercomputing center prepared in 2012, BGI kept in touch with the Guangzhou’s Government promote the center to apply on high-throughput genome sequencing platform, which could be great help for digitized health and personalized medicine. It will speed up clinical genetic diagnosis development, build up large-scale disease screening platform for population genomics research and analysis complex disease. It is believed that, with the development of BGI South Region, the union of genomics sequencing and super computing platform will greatly improve the life and health industry.

In the next 3-5 years, based on the BGI South Region Medical Testing Laboratory, the BGI South Region will strengthen genetic testing technology promotion and research of serious diseases and establish bio-industry alliances to promote early prevention and treatment on diseases. BGI South Region will take full advantage of its rich resource of being headquartered in Shenzhen, industrial innovation and policy making in Guangzhou, establishing educational cooperation with universities, developing bio-cloud computing with Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, develop the BGI South Region into an integration center of medical health, research, education, bio-cloud computing. In this way, Supported by "four centers", it will carry out a large cooperative integration of resources, creates an omics platform, generate large data, develop Giga Science, and to promote the medicine and health care industries.