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Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
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Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG), founded in 2003 and now with over 417 employees and graduate students, is a unique genomics-based CAS life science institute. Genomics has tremendous impact on biomedicine, agriculture, pharmacology and environmental sciences. The mission of BIG is to identify new biological processes and disease-relevant mechanisms in a variety of areas, including human diseases genomics and individualized medicine, domestic animal and plant genomics, genome sequencing and sequencing equipment development, bioinformatics and computational biology, system and synthetic biology. BIG aims to become one of the world’s leading genomics research institutions, we also provide masters and Ph.D degree program majored in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

BIG built up sequencing facility with nine SoLid, five Solexa, one 454, two Hiseq2000 and three 3730 sequencers, with 30 trillion CPS computing capacity. By combining with other well-established state-of-the-art technologies such as genomics and proteomics tools, structural genomics and forward/reverse mammalian genetics, high-throughput screening of genomics reagents or compounds, the research capabilities of BIG are able to cut cross the vast spectrum of life sciences.

At BIG, scientists are encouraged to pursue innovative basic and translational research in a highly collaborative environment. BIG fosters active partnerships with researchers at domestic or international academic institutions, non-profit foundations and national granting agencies. BIG is located in the CAS life science research hub: namely, Olympic Green Life Science Park, within walking distance of numerous other research excellence centers. This unique environment potentiates a wide range of scientific interactions through seminars and collaborations.

With the ambition of becoming an internationally renowned genomic organization, BIG is calling excellent scientists and students around the world to join us in this exciting and promising research field.