Xu Xun

President, Research, BGI

PhD. Researcher. Chief Executive Officer, BGI; Director and Chief Scientist, BGI Research; President, BGI College of Life Sciences; Vice-Chairman, International Organization for Standardization/Biotechnology Committee (ISO/TC276); Chairman, ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories), China Region; Member of the Global Future Council, World Economic Forum; Member, National Committee for Standardization of Biological Samples (SAC/TC559). Specific research directions include the development of genomic sequencers and related technology, single cell sequencing technology, and the application of sequencing technology in disease and agriculture. Also served as Executive Director, National Gene Bank, responsible for the construction and operation of the first phase of the National Gene Bank. Has published 178 papers and 101 patents in SCI, including in international scientific journals such as Nature, Science and Cell.

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