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BGI, Collaborators to Establish Specialized College for Life Sciences, Biotech in China

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI-Shenzhen, the South University of Science and Technology of China, and the University of Copenhagen announced recently a collaboration to establish a specialized college in Shenzhen, China.

BGI-Shenzhen said in a statement that the college will focus on "cultivating" world-class talent for the life sciences and biotech industry, "producing scientific research achievements with international influence and boosting the development of the [biotech] industry in China." It did not further elaborate on specific areas of interest on which the new college would concentrate.

"We have very strong experiences with the collaborations between Denmark and China," University of Copenhagen Vice President Thomas Bjørnholm said in a statement. "The best example is the collaboration in genomics that has been taking place for more than 20 years … We would like to contribute as much as we can to build a strong joint college as a strong strategic component and partnership."