Centre for Genomic Regulation: a hub for Integrative Biology in Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Not for a single moment should we neglect viewing the area that has lately been the focus of heated political discussions as one of the most important hubs in European Biomedical Research. The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is the beating heart of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), ranking 23rd among the Western European institutes that are active in the health sector (SCIMAGO institutions rankings 2017).
The CRG turns 18 this year, counting over 400 scientists from 43 countries, and features 29 research groups and 9 core facilities. It is a non-profit foundation affiliated with Pompeu Fabra University and is funded by the Catalan Government through the Departments of Economy & Knowledge and Health, the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation. The CRG aspires to promote excellent and innovative research by combining interdisciplinary basic science with cutting-edge omics technologies, with a strong focus on genomics.
Here, we interview the CRG director, Dr. Luis Serrano Pubul, on the priorities and strategic plans of the institute.
Papatriantafyllou, M. (2018), Centre for Genomic Regulation – a hub for Integrative Biology in Barcelona. FEBS Lett. doi:10.1002/1873-3468.13020