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The Bioinformatics Delegation From Netherlands visits BIG
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A bioinformatics delegation from Netherlands, directed by Professor Bernard de Geus, director of Technological Top Institute Green Genetics (TTIGG), visited BIG on Mar. 19th, 2012, accompanying by Mr. Jingming Kan, the Netherlands Officer for Science & Technology and Mr. FANG Qiang, Vice Director of the European Cooperation Department of the Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS). Professor Chung-I WU, director of BIG, attended the reception.

The delegation visited the high-performance computer system and the sequencing platform in BIG and then Professor WU held a symposium, presented the latest progress of cancer research and open discussions were followed regarding the cancer research and potential cooperation between BIG and TTIGG.

TTIGG consists of several molecular breeding companies, schools and institutes. One of its major objectives is to start up research and educational projects and support sustainable innovations on the knowledge and educational bases in the Netherlands. It is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Forestry and Innovation of the Netherlands Government.