Biotech Updates

New Global Research Collaborations Announced at the ICG-6

November 18, 2011

New global collaborative projects were announced during the 6th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-6) held in Shenzhen Meisha Interlaken OCT Hotel, China on November 13-15, 2011. These projects include the 10,000 Rice Genome, Three Million Genomes Projects, and Earth Microbiome Project.

Genomics-assisted plant breeding has been an important technique used in agriculture to improve the yield and quality of crops. Thus, the International Rice Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) and BGI came up with the 10,000 Rice Genome Project. 

Aside from the launching of the projects, updates were also provided by experts about the ongoing research on agriculture, ecology, synthetic biology, human diseases, and biomedicine. The conference was attended by more than 500 participants including leading scientists and experts from universities, research institutes, academic organizations, and enterprises in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.