As a leading biotechnology organization, BGI attempts to provide innovative biological research and application services, on an international level, to researchers and diagnosticians as well as ordinary people. In order to support dedicated efforts to promote applications in different fields, nine sub-organizations of BGI were spawned in 2012.

BGI Research

Relying on innovative integration of platforms to achieve major scientific breakthroughs in the basic research area and lead technology development, BGI Research is dedicated to improving the lives of ordinary people by facilitating scientific and technological advancement.

BGI Tech

As a premier scientific partner, BGI Tech is committed to providing high quality and innovative solutions for biological, agricultural and medical research.

BGI Tech aims to improve human health, resource saving and environmental protection by making leading technology available to researchers worldwide, promoting the dissemination of cutting edge science to the general public, building a global collaborative network and developing the foundation for a BGI knowledgebase.

BGI Diagnosis

BGI Diagnosis is devoted to extending the latest scientific advancements to the sphere of clinical testing and diagnosis and other healthcare-related fields, in order to prevent birth defects and genetic diseases and serve people a better life.

BGI Agriculture

BGI Agriculture is dedicated to the construction of an international state-of-the-art biotechnological breeding platform and applying scientific and technology advances to boost food production.

BGI Agriculture aims to improve human health and agricultural economics by producing sustainable high-performance cultivars based on advanced–omics technologies and by forming new industrial supply chains within agriculture.

BGI College

Adopting a well-rounded educational approach and employing an innovative model of talent training, BGI College is building a sophisticated international college to foster interdisciplinary scientific research.

BGI College is also establishing an innovative cross-sector educational platform to provide high quality education resources and train talents in bioscience and bioindustry.


BGI Manufacturing is focused on the development, production and sales of in vitro diagnostic reagents, medical devices, research reagents and equipments. China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved the registrations of BGI Manufacturing’s sequencers BGISEQ-1000 and BGISEQ-100. BGI became the first organization with the registration of next generation sequencing diagnostic products and medical devices.

China National GeneBank (Shenzhen)

Established by BGI-Shenzhen, the China National Genebank (CNGB) is the first national genebank integrating a large-scale bio-repository and an omics database. It is approved by Chinese government, with the mission of collecting, preserving and exploiting genomics resources, and to build a network fostering global communication and collaboration on biodiversity conservation and genetic resources utilization. In addition, CNGB is supported by BGI’s high-throughput sequencing and bio-informatics capacity, and it will not only provide a repository system for biological collection, but more importantly develop a novel platform to further understand genomic mechanisms of life.

Complete Genomics

Complete Genomics was established in 2005, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of BGI. Complete Genomics platform combined its proprietary human genome sequencing technology with advanced informatics and data management software. Researchers receive highly accurate genomic data, assembled and annotated, ready for their high-throughput sequencing projects.


GigaScience is a new open-access open-data journal for the publication of all types of biological studies that use or create large-scale data sets. With the goal of revolutionizing data accessibility, dissemination, organization, and use, GigaScience has a unique format that integrates article publication with the data-hosting and cloud-computing resources. As a part of the data-hosting services, GigaScience also has the ability to give important associated datasets Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), making them easier to access, track and cite.

GigaScience aims to increase transparency and reproducibility of research, and emphasizes data quality and utility over subjective assessments of immediate impact.