BGI Australia

Welcome to BGI Australia

BGI Australia 2017 RFP Winner Announcement

  • Since the announcement of call for proposals in August BGI Australia has received 21 Expression of Interest(EOI)’s and 3 full proposals. We are sincerely appreciative of the extensive interest received from our passionate fellow Australian researchers and in the biodiversity and evolution fields. We look forward to more exciting future collaboration opportunities. The final funding decision has now been made. We are pleased to announce today the final two winners: “Managing regime shifts and fisheries collapse on the Great Barrier Reef – the role of ancient DNA” from Professor John Pandolfi and Dr. Cynthia Riginos of the University of Queensland; and “Depth adaptation and scope for vertical connectivity in scleractinian corals” from Dr. Greg Torda of James Cook University. We are very excited to be contributing to such ground-breaking scientific research projects. Congratulations to Professor Pandolfi, Associate Professor Cynthia Riginos, and Dr Torda!

Managing regime shifts and fisheries collapse on the Great Barrier Reef – the role of ancient DNA from Professor John Pandolfi and Associate Prof. Cynthia Riginos of the University of Queensland

Courtesy of: Marine Palaeoecology Lab, UQ

Depth adaptation and scope for vertical connectivity in scleractinian corals from Dr. Greg Torda of James Cook University

Courtesy of Dr. Greg Torda

About BGI Australia

Brisbane, Queendland, Australia

Due to BGI's growing presence and influence in the world, BGI Australia was established in August 2016 to support its growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Its office is located at the prestigious QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Brisbane, Queensland. BGI Australia will continuously pursue collaborative opportunities throughout Queensland and Australia to pursue scientific excellence.

BGI Australia Laboratory

BGI Australia Laboratory, which is BGI’s first southern hemisphere genomics laboratory, is launched in May 2017, unveiling of its cutting-edge sequencer's debut in this part of the world. Being the world's largest genomic organisation with leading  gene sequencing platform and superb genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis capability, BGI Australia is devoted to facilitating cutting-edge research in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and environment. 


Local Research Collaborations

BGI Australia has established collaborations with leading research institutions such as QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, CSIRO, the University of Queensland, Griffith University and James Cook University to carry out scientific research and innovative projects in relation to human medicine, health science, sports science, marine science, biodiversity, agriculture and aquaculture. BGI Australia has been undergoing strategic discussions with universities and various organisations regarding future opportunities and partnerships.

Research Collaborations

Collaborations in Australia

Since the inception in August 2016, BGI Australia have established extensive collaborations with universities and research institutes all over Australia.

MOU with CSIRO

In Aug. 2016 BGI Agriculture Group signed a memorandum with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation through its Agriculture and Food Business Unit in respect of millet breeding, production and genetic improvement.

MOU with Griffith University

In Aug. 2016 BGI Australia signed a memorandum with Griffith University with regards to a number of projects involving genomics, gene sequencing, genetic diagnostic and screening, phonemics and other -omics studies.

MOU with QIMR

BGI and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute signed a memorandum regarding collaborations on a genomics-based research and education programme focused on precision medicine.

MOU with Uni. of Melbourne

BGI Australia and the University of Melbourne signed a Memorandum of Understanding to engage in scientific collaborations in the area of One Health using ‘omic and informatic technologies, with the aim to build a comprehensive, world-class program and joint-centre in infectious diseases.

MOU with Uni. of Queensland

BGI and Centre for Advanced Imaging University of Queensland formed a partnership to investigate the feasibility of integrating anatomical ultra-high field MRI and genomics sequencing data, with the aim of developing early diagnostic tools across a broad range of clinically significant disorders. 

Organisations

BGI Forensics

BGI Forensics supplies the scientific, accurate and affordable DNA genotyping services, and standardizes the procedures for applying relevant technologies in the fields of human DNA identification, plant and animal identification and forensics science. 

BGISEQ-500

BGISEQ500

Selected Data & Publications

Several Public WES, WGS, and RNA-seq Datasets on Many Organisms

BGISEQ-500 RNA-seq Demo FASTQ data (Universal Human Reference RNA)

An Updated Reference Human Genome Dataset of the BGISEQ-500 Sequencer

A Reference Human Genome Dataset of the BGISEQ-500 Sequencer

Drug Induces Depression-like Phenotypes and Alters Gene Expression Profiles in Drosophila

Coordination of Metabolic Pathways: Enhanced Carbon Conservation in 1,3-propanediol Production

Upcoming Events

BGI in Australia Tour Townsvill Stop 4~5th Sep. 2017

No upcoming events.

About BGI

Trans-omics for a Better Life

BGI was founded in 1999 with the vision of using genomics to benefit mankind and has since become the largest genomic organization in the world. With a focus on research and applications in the healthcare, agriculture, conservation, and environmental fields, BGI has a proven track record of innovative, high profile research, which has generated over 2,000 publications, many in top tier journals such as Nature and Science. The organization also contributes to scientific communication by publishing the international research journal GigaScience. BGI’s distinguished achievements have made a significant contribution to the development of genomics throughout the world.  BGI’s goal is to make state of-the-art genomics highly accessible to the global research community and clinical markets by integrating the industry’s broadest array of leading technologies, including BGI's own BGISEQ sequencing platform, economies of scale, and expert bioinformatics resources. BGI also offers a wide portfolio of transformative genetic testing products across major diseases, enabling medical providers and patients worldwide to realize the promise of genomics-based diagnostics and personalized healthcare. BGI’s services and solutions are available in more than 60 countries around the world. Please visit the BGI Group website www.genomics.cn for more information. 

BGI Australia News

Plant Scientists Plan Massive Effort to Sequence 10,000 Genomes

Chinese sequencing giant BGI and the China National GeneBank (CNGB) held a workshop in July on the sidelines of the International Botanical Congress, being held this week in BGI's hometown of Shenzhen, to discuss what they are calling the 10KP plan. The 10KP plan will be a key part of the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), an ambitious and still evolving scheme to get at least rough sequence data on the 1.5 million eukaryotic species, starting with detailed sequences of one member of each of the 9000 eukaryotic families. Keep reading

Danish Reference Genome Assembly Seen as Stepping Stone for National Personalized Medicine Efforts

Scientists have put together a Danish reference genome, based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios, highlighting the use of deep sequencing to discover a "rich set" of population-specific structural variation. While the genome, published in Nature today, caps years of work for the investigators behind the study, they also believe it has set a precedent for cross-institution collaboration that should encourage scientists in the Scandinavian country as they embark on a new, national personalized medicine program. Keep reading

BGI Genomics Officially Listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

 BGI Genomics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering BGI Genomics, an independent division of BGI Group, recently announced pricing of its initial public offering of 40.1 million shares at a list price of RMB 13.64 per share. Keep reading

BGI Partners with the University of Queensland CAI

Life Science research to benefit as global genomics specialist formalises ties with the University of Queensland Cancer Advanced Imaging to develop early diagnostic tools for epilepsy. Keep reading

BGI Australia and University of Melbourne to expand collaboration

BGI Australia and the University of Melbourne have signed a MOU to engage in scientific collaborations in the area of One Health using -omic and informatic technologies with the aim to build a comprehensive, world-class program and joint-centre in infectious diseases. Keep readingeveloped by global genomics company BGI, the BGISEQ-500 genomics sequencer will operate from the company’s new Australian headquarters at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. It is the only genomics sequencer of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Keep reading

BGI Australia Laboratory Opened

Developed by global genomics company BGI, the BGISEQ-500 genomics sequencer will operate from the company’s new Australian headquarters at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. It is the only genomics sequencer of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Keep reading

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BGI Australia continuously seek collaborative opportunities throughout Australia to maintain scientific excellence.

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BGI Australia

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