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Genohm visits BGI, Beijing Genomics Institute, in Shenzhen

12/01/2017

Genohm announces that Frederik Decouttere, the CEO of the company, is guest at the Headquarters of BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, in Shenzhen, China.

BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, is one of the leading genome sequencing centers in the world. It’s headquarters are in Shenzhen, China. They were created in 1999 in order to participate to the Human Genome Project as China’s representative. 18 years later, its development and achievements have been amazing at human, animal and plant level. Visit the BGI web site for more information.

Frederik Decouttere, CEO of Genohm, has been invited by BGI to visit the Headquarters in Shenzhen, to present SLims, the LIMS + ELN platform developed by the company ant discuss about the future of genomics. Frederik was welcomed by Shuang Yang, the CEO of BGI, and has met with him and Xin Jin, Yanping Wang and Duncan Yu, COO (picture 1). He subsequently met with Jian Wang, the President of BGI, who is an avid mountaineer who in 2010 climbed to the summit of Mount Everest (picture 2).

During his trip to China, Frederik is accompanied by Lan Zuo Gillet, the Deputy Managing Director of the EPFL Innovation Park and Program Director of the CTI Training program.

About Genohm

A spin-off of the University of Ghent (Belgium), Genohm was originally established in Ghent as a 2 person bioinformatics shop in 2002. Building upon extensive bioinformatics consulting expertise within the life sciences, biotechnology and university hospital research markets, in 2010 Genohm put together SLims, a unique LIMS or Laboratory Information Management System.

SLims provides laboratories with one integrated LIMS + Electronic Lab Notebook environment that tracks data and samples from the original sample shipment down to the result from lab machines and in-silico analysis pipelines. The platform provides an environment to support the increasing complexity of handling, sharing, analyzing and understanding data generated by any laboratory active in research, next-generation sequencing, diagnostics or biobanking.

In May 2011 Genohm opened its new Headquarters at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2016 a US branch in Durham, NC, while keeping its European branch offices in Ghent. Today Genohm serves customers in Europe, the Middle East and the US.

 

Source: Genohm

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