*Unless otherwise informed, StandardMPS and CoolMPS sequencing reagents, and sequencers for use with such reagents are not available in Germany, USA, Spain, UK, Hong Kong, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Portugal.
*All TWIST reagents are for research use only, and not for use in diagnostic procedures. All TWIST reagents provided in connection with this Grant are not for use in the USA.

MGI Agriculture Genome Grant

MGI Agriculture Genome Grant is designed to foster collaborate with researchers and breeders in APAC and ME countries (excluding the Greater China area) and support their efforts in promoting genome sequencing and genotyping research, facilitating the construction and improvement of Agri-genomic databases, and accelerating the breeding and improvement of crops and livestock.


Why should you apply for it?



Access to MGI, Twist and Gencove innovative solutions

Obtain additional funding to carry out your research

Construct and improve the Agri-genomic databases together

How to Apply?

Please download the application form and fill out the information as required.
Please submit the application via email to MGI_Singapore@mgi-tech.com

Application timeline: 9 May 2022 to 23 July 2022

We will review all successful applications and announce the winners 4 weeks after the application is closed.



·The grant program is open to researchers and breeders in Agri-genome in APAC and ME countries (excluding the Greater

  China area).

·To be considered, all entries must be complete and in English.

·Applicants should disclose current funding (if any) directly related to the proposed project.

·Winner is responsible to perform extraction and QC of their extracted genetic material. All samples submitted to MGI

  demonstration lab should meet samples minimum requirement.

         Terms and conditions apply

About MGI and Agri-genome

MGI is committed to building core tools and technology to drive improvement in Agri-genome through innovative solutions. MGI manufactures high- and medium-throughput sequencers for supporting Agricultural research with a variety of sequencing read lengths from SE50 to SE400/PE300, enabling flexible sequencing modes. To support this, MGI also develops a range of DNA, RNA, RAD reagent kits and bioinformatics solutions to enable innovative and world-class genetic sequencing research and molecular breeding applications in agriculture.  Find out more here: Agri-genome


MGI's DNA sequencing instruments utilize the state-of-the-art core technology called DNBSEQTM. Compared to other existing sequencing platforms, DNBSEQTM sequencing technology combines the advantages from low amplification error rates from DNBs and high density patterned arrays. These advantages dramatically improve sequencing accuracy, and have much lower duplication rates in WGS/WES applications. When combined with the PCR-free library construction method, DNBSEQTM also has higher SNP and indel detection accuracy compared to other platforms. In addition, the index hopping rate in DNBSEQTM platforms is much lower as compared to that of other platforms. Find out more here: About DNBSEQTM

DNBSEQTM  Technology

The Grant Prize

(1) a free loaner of DNBSEQTM sequencer inclusive of installation* for 1 year
sequencer training* + reagents up to USD $15,000**

USD $10,000 of reagents**

USD $5,000 of reagents**
Participation reward: up to 15% of your sequencing project***


*Installation and training will be provided and is subject to pre-site evaluation.

**The work of library construction and sequencing for project related to 2nd and 3rd place winners will be performed at MGI Australia Demonstration Laboratory. “Reagents” refer to MGI reagents. Additional Twist 96-Plex Library Prep reagent to the total value of USD $9,600 also available to applicable project(s). Gencove will function as a sponsor of this Grant and provide data analysis to applicable project(s). 

***Discount applies to both instrument (G50 & G400), reagents and the total amount capped at $50,000. Discount applies to new end users only. Gencove will function as a sponsor of this Grant and provide data analysis with discounts if applicable.

       The winners will be announced 4 weeks after the application is closed.

With additional opportunities to improve human health and the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, demand for genomic information has skyrocketed. To meet the need, Gencove combines low-pass whole genome sequencing with a proprietary software-as-a-service computation layer. The result is hardware-agnostic, high-volume, and cost-effective sequencing software for human, animal, plant, and microbial applications. The Gencove platform is scalable, secure and flexible allowing your team to focus on breakthrough discovery instead of the mechanics of large-scale data analysis. Find out more here: Gencove

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