Jun Wang

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Director, BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute)

Born: June 14, 1976, China

Education: BSc and Ph.D., life sciences, Peking University

Early Marker: Founded the bioinformatics department at BGI in 1999, now recognized as the leading genome science research facility.

Big Idea: Putting the world's biggest genome-sequencing operation to work on sequencing the genome of every organism on the planet and on creating real-world applications in agriculture and infectious disease for its genomics research.

Wave of the Future: Genomics

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