Genomics, Big Data and Personalized Medicine

Release time:2014-04-22

Genomics, Big Data and Personalized Medicine

April 22, 2014, Beijing

Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park

In response to an invitation, Genetron Health Chairman Dr. Weiwu He and Chief Science Officer Professor Hai Yan presented a lecture titled as 'Genomics, Big Data and Personalized Medicine' at a seminar hosted by Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee.

He elaborated the potential applications of genomic technologies on various aspects of health management. Professor Yan introduced cancer epidemiology in China and the increasing role of genomics on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in recent years. Next, he illustrated the invaluable applications of high-throughput genetic analysis in personalized cancer care. Professor Yan finished the talk by explaining the vast differences between high-throughput genetic analysis and traditional DNA sequencing. The lecture received a round of applause from the leaders of Zhongguancun Administrative Committee.

ZhongGuanCun Science Park

ZhongGuanCun Science Park is the first state-approved innovation demonstration zone in China and has the highest density of scientific and educational talents with the greatest number of startup companies by overseas returnees in the country. It hosts 41 colleges and universities such as Peking University and Tsinghua University; 206 national (municipal) scientific institutions such as Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering; and 67 state-level laboratories, 27 national engineering research centers, 28 national engineering and technological research centers, 29 university science parks, and 34 overseas returnee incubators. Zhongguancun was the first to be declared by the Central Personnel Work Coordination Group as “the innovation and entrepreneurial base for overseas talents”. More than 20,000 returnees have gathered in Zhongguancun and founded over 6,000 enterprises.

In 2013 Zhongguancun generated a total income of CNY 3 trillion, year-on-year increase of more than 20%. The net worth of new and high-tech companies had a growth of over CNY 410 billion, which accounted for more than 20% of Beijing’s GDP. Companies in Zhongguancun paid CNY 151 billion tax with a total net profit of CNY 227 billion, year-on-year growth of 26.6%. Exports exceeded USD 34 billion, accounted for approximately 40% of total exports from Beijing, with a year-on-year increase of 28.5%.

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