Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BIOLS, CAS) was established by reorganization of Institute of Biophysics, Institute of Zoology, Institute of Microbiology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute of Genomics, Institute of Psychology, and Institute of Botany. As an interdisciplinary life science research center, BIOLS provides supports for research facilities, international collaboration, academic forum, graduate education et al. The aims of BIOLS are to promote national and international academic communication and to offer an efficient network for scientists from different areas.
To meet the requirements of national strategies about life science, BIOLS coordinates the seven institutes on biological and biomedical fields in Beijing, focusing on optimizing administration, improving infrastructure and supporting key research projects. BIOLS is committed to establish the public platform to facilitate academic communication and cross-disciplinary integration. In addition, through encouraging innovative research and collaboration between academic and industrial fields, BIOLS promotes the translation of original research into biotechnology.
Facing toward the opportunities and challenges of Knowledge Innovation Program phase III in Chinese Academy of Sciences, BIOLS will continue its leading role of life science and make contribution for biological and biomedical research and biotechnology in China.