Biotechnology, Food and agriculture, Genomics, Livestock
Institut de Recerca i Tenologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) – Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (CSIC) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) – Universitat de Barcelona (UB).
Research for the agricultural and livestock sectors
The CRAG uses tools developed in the field of genomics to study the structure and function of the genes of plant and animal species of interest to the food and agriculture sectors. The aim is to increase knowledge of these matters and to identify applications that meet the needs of the agricultural and livestock sectors, such as the development of molecular markers that can be used to improve species’ genetic makeup, working in cooperation with business.
Three institutions work together at the CRAG: the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the University of Barcelona (UB). This cooperation focuses on three main lines of research: molecular genetics, plant and animal genetics, investigating the applications of genomics in agriculture and livestock.