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. The Sequencing Unit manages a large park of last-generation sequencing systems, which positions the CNAG as one of the top European centers 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.


CNAG 2015 Annual Report

CNAG 2016 Annual Report


Message from the director

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  

Follow-up Commission

Francesc Subirada i Curcó

Director General de Recerca

Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement


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

Ángela Fernández Curto

Subdirección General Adjunta de Grandes Instalaciones Científico-Técnicas

Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad

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


Albert Barberà Lluis

Director General de Recerca i Innovació en Salut

Departament de Salut


Jaume Reventós Puigjaner

Responsable d'Operacions i Relacions Institucionals de la Direcció General de Recerca i Innovació en Salut

Departament de Salut

Luis Serrano Pubul
Centre de Regulació Genòmica