BGI Genomics Fuels Genetic and Healthcare Research Advancements in Uzbekistan


At the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Deputy Minister Shakhlo Turdikulova met with a delegation led by the Deputy General Manager of BGI Genomics, Dr. Ning Li.


Shakhlo Turdikulovan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation,  Dr. Ning Li, Deputy General Manager, BGI Genomics & Jun Cheng, General Director of CIS region, BGI Genomics.

During the meeting, issues of attracting investments to Uzbekistan for the development of genomic and biotechnological research were discussed. In particular, an agreement was reached on the transfer of technologies for the introduction of screening for carriers of genetic diseases.

BGI Genomics highly appreciated the pilot project of the joint company "Genscreen" being implemented in the country to screen newborns for 48 metabolic diseases, and outlined ways to expand the range of medical studies for the population of the republic.

The leading scientific and medical company in Asia and the world - BGI Genomics could trace its roots to 1999 to participate in the Human Genome Project. Over 23 years, BGI Genomics has grown into a large corporation whose activities are focused on life sciences, genomics as well as discoveries and solutions leading to early detection and treatment of diseases.

Source: UZ Daily