Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)


The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, created 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 and the cell up to an entire organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases.

The CRG’s main goals are: a) to be a world-leading centre in biomedical science; b) to communicate and establish a bilateral dialogue with society; c) to provide advanced training for the next generation of scientists; and d) to transform new scientific knowledge into benefits for health and economic value for society.

As a partner in this project, CRG intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. CRG can host up to two Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at CRG. Duration of secondments will be between 2 and 6 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at CRG will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of CRG. At CRG Fellows will have a possibility to learn Tissue Engineering methodologies, including genome engineering and 3D cell cult ures, the latest procedures in Mass Spectrometry, Flow Cytometry and Advanced Light Microscopy, and pipelines for High-throughput screening, Protein Expression and characterization, as well as bioinformatics pipelines.The Fellows will also have a chance to get acquainted with the operation of high-end microscopes and mass spectrometers, a fully set-up robotics platform for screening projects, equipment for biophysical characterization of proteins and nucleic acids, and the latest flow cytometers, including spectral analyzers and analyzers with up to 48 detectors. CRG will dedicate supervision capacity for each fellow on secondments.

CRG intends also to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two weeks, during which Fellows will shadow operations at CRG.