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 2,137 publications, many in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science.
The company 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 Agriculture is dedicated to the construction of an international state-of-the-art biotechnological breeding platform and applying scientific and technology advances to boost food production.
BGI Agriculture aims to improve human health and agricultural economics by producing sustainable high-performance cultivars based on advanced–omics technologies and by forming new industrial supply chains within agriculture.