March, 2018

  • During the visit, a high-profile meeting was organized between H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri – Minister of State for Future Food Security, Dr. Wang Jian and senior BGI executives, and Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA.
    During the visit, a high-profile meeting was organized between H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri – Minister of State for Future Food Security, Dr. Wang Jian and senior BGI executives, and Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA.
  • The partnership between ICBA and BGI was formalized through an agreement of intent to collaborate on establishing the genomics center in the United Arab Emirates.
    The partnership between ICBA and BGI was formalized through an agreement of intent to collaborate on establishing the genomics center in the United Arab Emirates.
  • The BGI delegation toured the Emirates Soil Museum, energy- and water-saving greenhouses and net-houses, an integrated aqua-agriculture system and experimental fields for quinoa, Salicornia, pearl millet and sorghum.
    The BGI delegation toured the Emirates Soil Museum, energy- and water-saving greenhouses and net-houses, an integrated aqua-agriculture system and experimental fields for quinoa, Salicornia, pearl millet and sorghum.
United Arab Emirates introduces dedicated Center in Genomics as part of Future Food Security Agenda
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, to establish an advanced genomics center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • ICBA gives priority to equipping women farmers and scientists with skills and knowledge so that they realize their full potential and make greater contributions to their communities.
    ICBA gives priority to equipping women farmers and scientists with skills and knowledge so that they realize their full potential and make greater contributions to their communities.
Why and how to narrow gender gap, women scientists and leaders explain
Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Today is the International Women’s Day. In many countries it is celebrated as a public holiday. It is a fitting reminder of how women enrich public life and of their critical role in different public spheres.

  • H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, gave a welcome address to symposium participants.
    H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, gave a welcome address to symposium participants.
  • H.E. Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, was also in attendance at the event.
    H.E. Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, was also in attendance at the event.
  • Dr. Wang Jian, President of BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute, gave a presentation about BGI’s research in genomics and the role of genomics in food security and healthcare.
    Dr. Wang Jian, President of BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute, gave a presentation about BGI’s research in genomics and the role of genomics in food security and healthcare.
  • The event brought together a large number of leaders, scientists and experts who discussed the current state and future of genomics.
    The event brought together a large number of leaders, scientists and experts who discussed the current state and future of genomics.
  • During the event, BGI and ICBA agreed to step up collaboration in the field of genomics.
    During the event, BGI and ICBA agreed to step up collaboration in the field of genomics.
High-profile symposium looks at genomics’ role in food security
Sunday, 4 March, 2018

Under the patronage of H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, and H.E. Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and in collaboration with the Emirates Scientists Council, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) organized a symposium titled “Genomics: Applications of Advanced Sciences for Food Security & Health” at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.