What is the CRG?

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an innovative centre for basic research created in December 2000 by initiative of the former Department of Universities, Research and Information Society (DURSI) of the Catalan Government. The CRG is legally constituted as a non-profit foundation and has the participation from the Catalan Government through the Economy and Knowledge Department (DECO) and the Health Department (DS), as well as from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), and the Spanish Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness (MINECO).

It is an international biomedical research institute of excellence 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.

The CRG is a unique centre in Spain, based in an innovative organization research model. Group leaders at the CRG are recruited internationally and receive support from the centre to set up and run their groups. An external Scientific Advisory Board, made up of 13 world leaders in the different areas, evaluates them. The result of evaluations conditions the future of the CRG scientists, no matter whether they have open-ended or time-limited contracts. This ensures the mobility and the renewal of the workforce.


When and where is the symposium this year?

The 13th CRG Symposium will take place on 6 and 7 November 2014 at the PRBB Auditorium. Click here to see where the building is located.


Who can attend the symposium?

The Symposium is open for the scientific community: researchers, PhD Students, postdocs, industry, etc.


How much does the symposium registration cost?

The registration fee for the 13th CRG Symposium is free for all participants. The registration includes participation in the Symposium, coffee breaks and lunches served during this event. Participants are expected to make and cover their own travel and accommodation arrangements.


When can I register?

Today :) and until 29 September. Click here to register.


Is there any accommodation near the venue?

Yes, there are several guesthouses and hotels near the venue. You can also choose a hotel in the city centre if you wish, and use public transportation.

H10 Marina Hotel
Hotel Banys Orientals
Campus del Mar Residence
La Ciutadella Residence

Other accommodation possibilities in Barcelona:

  • Ciutadella Park Apartments
  • Residencia ONIX
  • Sallés Hotel Pere IV
  • Barcelona City Apartment
  • Melon District Residence
  • Investigadors Residence
  • Apartamentos Mur-Mar
  • Hotel Ramblas Barcelona
  • Hotel Peninsular
  • Hotel Sant Agustí
  • Hotel Principal
  • Citadines Ramblas


Travel Resources

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport
  • Train – Renfe
  • Barcelona Public Transportation
  • Information about the city of Barcelona


I want to submit an abstract, how can I do it?

Click here to read the complete information about abstract submission: call for abstracts, format and link to submission system (same as registration system).


I submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?

Authors of submitted abstracts will be notified on 6 October via email. All accepted authors are expected to participate in the Symposium.