News from CRG
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) launch a Joint BSC-CRG-IRB Programme in Computational Biology for a period of five years and renewable every three years. These three institutes are Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence and nodes of the Spanish Bioinformatics Network. Their long-term expertise and research quality will turn Barcelona into one of the most outstanding clusters worldwide.
The programme is headed by Modesto Orozco (IRB), Roderic Guigó (CRG) and David Torrents (BSC), and comprises 10 research groups from these three centres.
IRB and CRG will offer 10 scientific platforms, including the Experimental Laboratory hosted by IRB, and will provide the link to experimental biologists. BSC offers access to computing resources, such as the MareNostrum supercomputer, one of the most powerful machines in Europe and part of the PRACE Research Infrastructure.
The programme is supported by yearly funding of 300,000€, provided in equal parts by the three institutes. It will be supervised by an external advisory scientific committee that will evaluate its activity. The programme also includes an internal scientific committee composed by two representatives from each centre that will coordinate and supervise its activities.