General Information

The CNAG-CRG is a non-profit organization funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation 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-CRG is integrated with the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).


The CNAG-CRG 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 center has two sequencing facilities, the CNAG Sequencing Unit with a large park of last-generation sequencing systems and the CRG Sequencing Unit specialized in custom sequencing applications as well as ChIP and small RNA sequencing. Both facilities position the CNAG-CRG 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-CRG as a center of excellence in data analysis.


The CNAG-CRG 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.


The CNAG-CRG, together with the Centre for Omics Sciences in Reus and the CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit is the Infrastructure for Omics Technologies, OmicsTech, a part of the Unique Science and Technology Infrastructure (ICTS) of the Spanish Government through the Ministry of Science and Innovation. 


CNAG 2012 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2015 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2016 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2017 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2018 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2019 Annual Report (page 26)

CNAG-CRG 2020 Annual Report (page 28)

CNAG-CRG 2021 Annual Report (page 25)


Message from the director

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

The CNAG-CRG 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-CRG. 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-CRG !
Ivo G. Gut  

Follow-up Commission

Joan Gómez Pallarès

Director General de Recerca

Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement


Manuel Cuenca-Estrella

Subdirector General de Servicios Aplicados, Formación e Investigación

Instituto de Salud Carlos III


Ángela Fernández Curto

Subdirección General Adjunta de Grandes Instalaciones Científico-Técnicas

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades


Luis Terradas Miarnau

Director del Área de Industria 

Delegación del Gobierno en Catalunya  


Robert Fabregat i Fuentes

Director General de Recerca i Innovació en Salut

Departament de Salut


Anna Meseguer Navarro

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