News from CRG
CRG group leader Toni Gabaldón has recently been appointed ICREA Research Professor. The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) awards this recognition to scientists capable of leading new research groups, strengthening existing groups, and setting up new lines of research to help increase research in Catalonia.
Gabaldón heads the Comparative Genomics laboratory at the Bioinformatics and Genomics programme of the CRG. He focuses his research around the use of comparative genomics and phylogenomics to study the origin, evolution and function of complex biological systems. Through collaborations with experimental groups, his laboratory applies comparative genomics to discover new mechanisms and genes involved in interesting processes, especially those of clinical relevance.
With this appointment, the CRG currently has 12 ICREA research professors, which represent around 40% of its faculty.