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By Biocat

The tenth anniversary of the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is a special occasion to showcase the growth and breakthroughs they have achieved, which have allowed it to become a center of excellence on par with the top biomedical research institutes in the world. The Symposium 10 years of research, education and training at the CRG began this morning and will continue through tomorrow, presenting the CRG’s scientific progress with participation from some of the most prestigious scientists in the world, former members of the center and current researchers.

The inauguration featured Government of Catalonia Minister for the Economy and Knowledge Andreu Mas-Colell and Secretary of State for Research Carmen Vela, among other figures from the political, research and pharmaceutical arenas. Both Mas-Colell and Vela highlighted the potential of this center to carry out quality research with a global impact. The CRG currently employs approximately 400 workers —a high percentage of which are from outside Catalonia— and since it was created has published more than one thousand articles.

Video 10th Anniversary CRG

The symposium will cover the most significant recent breakthroughs in disciplines like genomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology and genetics. The aim, in fact, is to celebrate the first ten years of the CRG with the rest of the scientific community and create a forum to share experiences, which could lead to future collaborations among CRG scientists, speakers and invited guests.

The speakers include Angus Lamond, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in Dundee (United Kingdom); Tom Maniatis, of Columbia University (United States); Randy Schekman, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, linked to the University of Berkeley (United States); Richard Scheller, of Genentech Research and Early Development (United States); Austin Smith, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom); Veronica Van Heyningen, of the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh (United Kingdom), and Ada E. Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot (Israel).

More information on the symposium and the program are available on the CRG website.

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