Plant & Animal >> 1,000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project
Tree of life sequencing project in BGI
In January 2010, BGI launched the 1,000 Plant & Animal reference genomes project and called for collaboration from around the world. The goal of the project is to generate reference genomes for 1,000 economically and scientifically important plant/animal species. Together with our collaborators, so far we have initiated 505 plant and animal genome projects, completed genome maps for over 100 species and finished the sequencing of about 200 species. The completed projects include rice, silkworm, cucumber, panda, camel, oyster, ant, grouper, goose, crested ibis, potato genomes, and more. Many other genomes are in process of active sequencing. We look for more collaboration to complete the tree of reference genomes.
International Conference on the Progress of “1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project”
May 13, 2010,the International Conference on the Progress of “1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project” was held in BGI-Shenzhen, China. BGI announced that the "1000 Project" has made a great progress in the field of reference genomes sequencing and giant database construction. The project will accelerate the global development in genomics researches and promote the genomics-related industries.
2nd Annual Conference of "1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project"
July 11, 2011, BGI released the latest progress of the project it has made with international collaborators at its 2nd Annual Conference of "1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project" (1000 PARGP). Approximately 100 specialists and scholars from all over the world attended this 2nd Annual Conference of “1,000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project”, including international delegates of National Cancer Institute (USA), NCBI (USA), University of Malaya (Malaysia), Seoul National University (Korea) etc, and domestic participants from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sun Yatsen University, Institute of Oceanology - CAS, Oil Crops Research Institute - CAS, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, etc.