CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation

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The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is a basic biomedical research centre, created by initiative of the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society and the Department of Health of the Catalan Government, with the participation of the Pompeu Fabra University, and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.

The objective of the CRG is to promote an excellent basic research in biomedicine and, particularly, in the genomic and proteomic fields. The CRG is located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) building, where you can also find the Experimental and Health Sciences Dept. (CEXS) of the UPF, the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), and the Centre of Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona (CMRB), among others.

The Advanced Light Microscopy Unit (ALMU) is one of the centralized core facilities of the CRG. It is the aim of the ALMU to provide instruments covering the whole application spectrum of advanced light microscopy and to make them available to researchers from the CRG as well as for visitors from other research institutions.

As Core Facility for light microscopy, the unit provides a number of advanced light microscopy systems, equipment for sample preparation and maintenance prior to imaging and resources for the subsequent processing of the image data.

The staff assists researchers in the experimental planning of light microscopy experiments and provides the in-depth training for the operation of the microscopes and for specific imaging techniques. Additionally, support is provided in the processing, rendering and analysis of the acquired datasets. If needed, custom analysis routines will be designed.


Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG),
c/ Dr. Aiguader, 88
E-08003 Barcelona



Contact person

Timo Zimmerman


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