— Centre for Genomic Regulation
The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, whose mission is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity. The breadth of topics, approaches and technologies at the CRG permits a broad range of fundamental issues in life sciences and biomedicine to be addressed. Research at the CRG falls into four main areas: gene regulation, stem cells and cancer; cell and developmental biology; bioinformatics and genomics; and systems biology. The CRG also includes the National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG) that carries out projects in DNA sequencing and analysis. With 400 scientists from 43 countries at the end of 2015, the CRG excellence is based on an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies. The center’s other main strategic goals are: to translate basic scientific findings into benefits for health and economic value for society; to provide advanced and excellent training to our scientists; and to communicate and establish a bilateral dialogue with society.
The CRG is quite active in the Science With And For the Society (SWAFS) programme. It coordinates two projects LIBRA and ORION and is involved in a number of others , e.g. FOSTER+.