The workshop focused on several special scientific areas such as the genetic background of human diseases, molecular breeding, population genetics, prenatal and pre-implantation genetic diagnostics and animal models for human diseases, with the hope of finding fields of common interest, and to outline possibilities of potential collaborations between Chinese and Hungarian scientists.
At the workshop BGI presented several studies and international projects applying BGI’s state-of-the-art sequencing and bioinformatics technologies.
BGI´s CEO Li Ning said: “BGI is very glad to provide a platform for researchers and scientists to share their hands-on experiences and findings in their respective fields of interest. With our dedication in genomics research and bioinformatics application, I sincerely hope that BGI will make a big contribution in genomics development in Hungary and other Central European countries. We wish to start our Hungarian activity as soon as possible, in line with all the relevant EU and Hungarian legal regulations.”
The workshop drew more than 40 participants representing local government and leading scientific institutions. Together, the audience learned from BGI`s experience, listened to their peers and engaged in the discussion of potential collaborations in related research areas.