Lab Facilities

BGI Hong Kong

BGI Hong Kong was established in March 2009 at Tai Po Industrial Estate. HK$300 million was invested to introduce high technologies, including over 100 next generation sequencing instruments. BGI Hong Kong contributes to the expanding of overseas market. Due to simple tax policy, low operation cost, and well-defined transportation network, worldwide DNA samples can be transferred to Hong Kong for sequencing purposes with a rapid turnaround time.


BGI Shenzhen

BGI was founded in Beijing on Sept 9th, 1999, with the mission of supporting the development of science and technology. In 2007, BGI’s headquarter was relocated to Shenzhen as a non-profit research institution in China. With the integrative structure of research innovation, platform development, and industrial application, BGI aims to develop research collaboration and provide scientific support to scientists all over the world. BGI also aims to contribute to the advancement of innovative biology research, molecular breeding, healthcare and related fields.


[email protected] Joint Genome Center

In November 2011, BGI Americas formed a partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, [email protected], to conduct large-scale human genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis at a newly established, state-of-the-art Joint Genome Center at CHOP. The partnership will focus initially on the discovery of genes underpinning rare and common pediatric diseases using next-generation sequencing (NGS).


[email protected] Davis Joint Genome Center

In October 2011, BGI entered a partnership with UC Davis to establish a state-of-the-art BGI sequencing facility on the UC Davis Health System campus in Sacramento. BGI and UC Davis have initiated the planning for a permanent [email protected] Davis Joint Genome Center. The new sequencing facility will be used to support research initiatives and collaborations. It will also be used to leveraged existing strengths across the Davis and Sacramento campuses concentrating on human and animal health and medicine, food safety and security, biology, and the environment.