The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is a CERCA Research Institution supported by a consortium of the National Research Council (CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the University of Barcelona (UB). CRAG is a Center of Excellence focused on fundamental and applied research in plant and farm animal biology, conducting cutting-edge research in the molecular basis of genetic characters of interest in plants and farm animals and in the application of molecular approaches for the breeding of species important for agriculture and food production. CERCA is the public Catalan network of research Institutes (https://cerca.cat).
CRAG is located at the UAB campus in Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia, in dedicated facilities designed for modern plant biology and genomics research. CRAG brings together -under a unified management and operational structure- basic research groups in plant development, physiology, metabolism and genetics; groups in bioinformatics and genomics working on plants and animals; and applied projects developed together with Agbio, Biotech, and Breeding companies. CRAG has been recognized since 2016 with the “Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence” award. The “Severo Ochoa” Program, from the Spanish Government, recognizes Centers that perform cutting-edge research and are among the world’s best in their respective areas. CRAG is also a holder of the “Human Resources Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission.
Publication date: 21 May 2021
Application Deadline: 1 Sep 2021