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Delegation form STI Policy Research and Method in Belt and Road Countries Workshop and CISTRAT Visits CNGB
Publish Date: 2018-09-14

A delegation comprised of participants of “International Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Research and Method in Belt and Road Countries” held by CISTRAT along with representatives from Chinese training Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CISTRAT) paid a visit to China National Gene Bank on September 12, 2018. Mr. Hamilton Cyprian, Chief Scientist of Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC) of Nigeria, Mr. Kiarash Fartash, the Senior Official in the office of Iran's Vice President of Science and Technology, Mr. Roath Chen, the Director of Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Scientific Research among others were in the delegation.

Ms. Casey Zheng, Director of Public Affairs, BGI Global Development warmly welcomed the guests and elaborated on how BGI’s biotechnology and gene technology solutions can benefit the people’s health and well-being that BGI is dedicated to improving through its advanced capabilities in scientific research, genomic sequencing, precision medicine, agriculture, and bioinformatics. They were also briefed on the functions of CNGB’s integrated structure of “Three Banks and Two Platforms”, consisting of biorepository, bioinformatics data center, living biobank, digitalization platform, and synthesis and gene editing platform.

During the discussion session, both sides conducted an in-depth discussion about potential cooperation in the prevention and control of infectious disease and genetic diseases. This visit has given BGI a wonderful opportunity for future cooperation in many areas such as training cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road.

BGI, as the global leading genomics research organization, is committed to the integration of industry, education, research, and using gene technology for the benefit of to humanity. BGI actively participates in the Belt and Road Initiative and actively explore the international training cooperation to provide the platform for talent cultivation and technology promotion and the improvement of people’s livelihood, promoting the international economic development under its vision of “Omics for All”.