Centre nacional d'anàlisi genòmica

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The Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG) (Barcelona) is a genome analysis center that carries out large scale projects in collaboration with researchers from Catalonia, Spain and the international research community. It has a park of 13 last-generation sequencing systems supported by an outstanding computing infrastructure of 2.2 petabytes of data storage and over 900 cores of computing, which has enabled the center to build a sequencing capacity of over 800 Gbases/day, the equivalent of completely sequencing eight human genomes every 24 hours. This capacity positions the CNAG as the second largest European center in terms of sequencing capacity.

The CNAG takes part in large-scale sequencing projects in areas as diverse as cancer genetics, rare disorders, host-pathogen interactions, the preservation of endangered species, evolutionary studies and the improvement of species of agricultural interest, in collaboration with scientists from universities, hospitals, research centers and companies in the sector of biotechnology and pharma.

The CNAG is a non-profit organization funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Catalan Government through the Economy and Knowledge Department and the Health Department in 2009. It is located in the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) that is one of the largest research clusters in Life Science in Southern Europe.

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Coordinates: 41°23′13″N 2°06′54″E / 41.387°N 2.115°E / 41.387; 2.115