Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Jin Zhijian visits deCODE Genetics
2020/02/21

On February 20, Chinese Ambassador Jin Zhijian visited deCODE Genetics' headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, and had a friendly conversation with Dr. Kári Stefánsson, founder and CEO of deCODE.

Ambassador Jin listened with interest of the briefing of the company's development, introduced Dr. Stefánsson of China's latest progress in fighting against the COVID-19 epidemic, and discussed with him about the possibility of conducting cooperation between China and Iceland in gene research.

Founded in 1996, as a subsidiary of Amgen, with approximately 230 employees from a dozen different countries, deCODE is a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, and has discovered key genetic risk factors for dozens of common diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer, enjoying the largest gene data-base in Europe.