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BGI has opened its first European genome research centre, which is located in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS).
BGI has opened its first European genome research centre, which is located in Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS). The centre is a collaboration between BGI and Danish research institutes, including the University of Copenhagen.
The centre plans to establish collaborations in Europe to develop genomics research and applications in healthcare, agriculture and bioenergy.
Ning Li, Director of BGI Europe, commented, “Our primary mission of this research centre is to provide BGI’s world-class expertise and infrastructure for the European researchers in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and other related areas. The opening of the genome research centre will add immense value on science advancement and application for both BGI Europe and Denmark.”
Thomas Bjørnholm, vice chancellor of the University of Copenhagen, said, “Both the facilities and the Danish and international scientists behind the centre are state-of-the-art. The vision is to create the best facilities in the fields of genomics and bioinformatics, so that we have an opportunity to use knowledge on genomics and better Denmark’s possibilities of preventing and curing diseases. For example, we hope that it will be possible to develop a vaccine for cancer.”