CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, founded in December 2000 whose mission is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity. The CRG believes that the medicine of the future depends on the groundbreaking science of today. This requires an interdisciplinary scientific team focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases. 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.

Since July 2015, the National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG-CRG) is part of the institute. Its mission is to carry out projects in DNA sequencing and analysis in collaboration with researchers from Catalonia, Spain and from the international research community in order to ensure the competitiveness of our country in the strategic area of genomics. Its sequencing unit manages a large park of last-generation sequencing systems, which positions the CNAG-CRG as one of the top European centres in terms of sequencing capacity. Its bioinformatics team together with an outstanding computing infrastructure (7.6 petabyte of data storage and 3472 cores of computing) places this technological platform as a centre of excellence in data analysis.

Overall, with more than 400 scientists from 41 countries, the CRG excellence is based on an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies. Over 280 publications in high quality journals are published every year, and researchers are also active in facilitating the transfer of new basic findings into benefits for health and economic value for society.

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

Carrer del doctor Aiguader 88 - 08003 Barcelona

Luis Serrano Pubull
Luis Serrano Pubull
Scientific Director

"The global challenges we face today, like fighting human disease, can only be tackled if countries work together, with scientists and researchers at the heart of it all. International collaboration is the foundation of cutting-edge science, which is why EU-LIFE plays a vital role in strengthening links across European borders for a common purpose."

Professor Luis Serrano, Director of CRG

Facts and Figures 2019


Scientific Articles

79,6% were 1st quartile publications, 82,5% were Open Access publications, and the average impact factor was 8,8


Ongoing ERC Grants


Foreign researchers