General Information

The CNAG is a non-profit organization funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Catalan Government through the Economy and Knowledge Department and the Health Department. Competitive grants and contractual research with the private sector provide additional funds. Since 1st July 2015 the CNAG is integrated with the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

The CNAG was created in 2009 with the mission 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 competiveness of our country in the strategic area of genomics. We started operations in March 2010 with twelve last-generation sequencing systems, which has enabled the center to build a sequencing capacity of over 800 Gbases/day, the equivalent of completely sequencing six human genomes every 24 hours. This capacity positions the CNAG as the second largest European center in terms of sequencing capacity.

The Center has a highly qualified staff, 50% of which holds a PhD degree. The bioinformatics team together with an outstanding computing infrastructure (7.6 petabyte of data storage and 3472 cores of computing) places CNAG as a center of excellence in data analysis.

The CNAG takes part in genome sequencing and analysis projects in areas as cancer genetics, rare disorders, host-pathogen interactions, the preservation of endangered species, evolutionary studies and improvement of species of agricultural interest, in collaboration with universities, hospitals, research centers and companies in the sector of biotechnology and pharma.

Message from the director

Ivo - Institution

Welcome to the CNAG and thank you for visiting our webpage.

The CNAG is a young and modern institution that covers a wide range of capabilities in genome analysis and data handling. Our expertise is guaranteed by professionals with extensive experience in sequencing, data analysis, data banking and data serving.

This webpage is intended as a tool for all those who want to learn about what we do at the CNAG. Here you will find information on our research projects, the activities that we organize and the whole team that makes this center possible.

We encourage you to contact us and become involved with the CNAG !

Ivo G. Gut

Director

Follow-up commission

President

Gabriel Capellà Munar
Responsable de la Subdirecció General d'Investigació i Innovació en Salut
Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Vocals

Pedro Cortegoso Fernández
Secretario General
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Clemente López Bote
Subdirector General de Proyectos de Investigación
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Luis Terradas Miarnau
Director del Área de Industria
Delegación del Gobierno en Catalunya

Josep Maria Martorell
Director General de Recerca
Departament d’Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Luis Serrano Pubul
Director
Centre de Regulació Genòmica

Carles Constante Beitia
Director General de Planificació i Recerca en Salut
Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya