18/10/2012 - 09:00 - Auditori PRBB

Anniversary Symposium: 10 Years of Research, Education & Training at the CRG


The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is a very special occasion to show the growth and advances achieved, which have both allowed the CRG to become a center of excellence and be on a par with the best institutes for biomedical research internationally. The CRG achievements have been several in its first 10 years of history and during the symposium we will present this scientific progress through the participation of some of the most prestigious scientists worldwide, and by CRG Alumni and researchers currently at the institute.

Producing world-class science of fundamental importance, to educate and train young scientists, and help shape the future of life sciences in Spain are the main objectives of CRG. The aim is that our politicians, members of the external scientific advisory board, CRG scientists, media and other professionals involved in the field of science and education to witness the achievements of the center. All these developments will be presented by a group of pioneering scientists in the international arena, with no direct connection to the CRG.

The symposium will cover research areas of high interest, such as genomics and molecular biology, not to mention cell biology, biotechnology or genetics. The latest and most important advances in these disciplines will be discussed during the meeting.

This symposium aims to celebrate the first 10-year history of CRG with the rest of the scientific community, and this will spread and strengthen the presence of the institution in the international arena. At the same time, it is expected that the symposium becomes a forum for the exchange of experiences, which could turn into future collaborations between our scientists and all our invited speakers and participants. And all this thanks to the content of the symposium, which will consist of presentations by invited speakers, discussions and dialogues with and among the attendees.

Invited Speakers

Angus LAMOND, Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, Dundee UK
Tom MANIATIS, Columbia University, New York (NY) US
Randy SCHEKMAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley US
Richard SCHELLER, Genentech Research and Early Development, San Francisco (CA) US
Austin SMITH, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Veronica VAN HEYNINGEN, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh UK
Ada E. YONATH, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

CRG Alumni

Marcus BUSCHBECK, Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC), Badalona ES
Marc GÜELL, Harvard Medical School, Boston (MA) US
Albert JORDAN, Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC)
Raul MÉNDEZ, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona ES
Julia VON BLUME, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried DE

Institutional & Industry Speakers

Jaume BERTRANPETIT, IBE-Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Barcelona ES
Andreu MAS-COLELL, Ministry of Economy and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia
Iain MATTAJ, EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg DE
Vijay RAGHAVAN, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India
Kai SIMONS, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden DE
Carmen VELA, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain


The symposium is free of charge but you need to register.
Fill in the registration form here.
Registration deadline: September 30, 2012