In the common propose with NMNH, CNGB-Shenzhen established a Biological Resource Bank, an Information Database and a Network domestically and across the globe for providing a powerful support for Omics-related scientific research and applications to promote the goals of biodiversity protection and sustainable development. By January 2013, CNGB-Shenzhen had collected more than one million biological samples including tissues, cells, blood, bodily fluids etc. Director of CNGB-Shenzhen is Dr. Yong Zhang,

BGI press release, January 16, 2013