Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad has been a proud collaborator in one-belt, one road initiative with Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The Global Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Alliance ( established in October 2018 in Beijing. Five institutions from China, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand became the founding members for promoting biodiversity and health big data sharing in the world, under the framework of “Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Initiative” by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) The BHBD Alliance aim is to construct a world-class Biodiversity and Health Big Data Center containing a variety of repositories and knowledge bases that are publicly accessible to world-wide communities. It will also promote the level of participation and influence of BHBD in global biological research and omics data sharing. The purpose of this Symposium is to discuss the sharing of biodiversity and health big data, provide opportunities for academic communications and exchanges, discuss the current challenges and explore the areas of potential collaborations in the fields of, but not limited to, precision medicine, genomics, bioinformatics, and big data. We believe this academic venture with leading scientists of the world will greatly encourage young graduates of our country to pursue cutting edge science and be in a strong collaborative position with the rest of the world. This initiative will also leave a strong mark on the economic front between China, Pakistan and other countries along the belt and road.





Prof. Dr. Yiming Bao
BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of Genomics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China



 Prof. Dr. Vladimir Bajic
 Computational Bioscience Research Center
 King Abdullah University of Science and     Technology, Saudi Arabia    bajic


Prof. Dr. Vsevolod J. Makeev
Department of Computational Systems Biology
Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS, Russia  


 Dr. Yingke Ma
 BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of   Genomics
 Chinese Academy of Sciences, China




Prof. Dr. Suchinda Malaivijitnond
Director, National Primate Research Center of Thailand Chulalongkorn University, Thailand



 Dr. Lan Li
 BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of   Genomics
 Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


 Prof. Dr. Takashi Gojobori
 Computational Bioscience Research Center
 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia



 Dr. Zhang Xin
 BIG Data Center, Beijing Institute of   Genomics
 Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Participants from BS (7th and 8th-semester scholars only), M. Phil, Ph. D program and faculty members in Biological and Computational Sciences (Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences/IT or other relevant fields) can apply to participate through registration.

Last date for submission of the registration form is 30th June, 2019.

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