General Information

The CNAG is a non-profit organization funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Catalan Government through the Economy and Knowledge Department and the Health Department. Competitive grants and contractual research with the private sector provide additional funds. 


The CNAG was created in 2009 with the mission to carry out projects in DNA sequencing and analysis in collaboration with researchers from Catalonia, Spain and from the international research community in order to ensure the competiveness of our country in the strategic area of genomics. The center has two sequencing facilities, the Sequencing Unit with a large park of last-generation sequencing systems and the Sequencing Unit specialized in custom sequencing applications as well as ChIP and small RNA sequencing. Both facilities position the CNAG as one of the top European centers in terms of sequencing capacity.


The Center has a highly qualified staff, 50% of which holds a PhD degree. The bioinformatics team together with an outstanding computing infrastructure (14 petabyte of data storage and 10,000 cores of computing) places CNAG as a center of excellence in data analysis.


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


The CNAG, together with the Centre for Omics Sciences in Reus and the CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit is the Infrastructure for Omics Technologies, OmicsTech, a part of the Unique Science and Technology Infrastructure (ICTS) of the Spanish Government through the Ministry of Science and Innovation. 


CNAG 2012 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2015 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2016 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2017 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2018 Annual Report

CNAG-CRG 2019 Annual Report (page 26)

CNAG-CRG 2020 Annual Report (page 28)

CNAG-CRG 2021 Annual Report (page 25)

CNAG-CRG 2022 Annual Report (page 25)


Message from the director

Welcome to the CNAG and thank you for visiting our webpage.  

The CNAG is a young and modern institution that covers a wide range of capabilities in genome analysis and data handling. Our expertise is guaranteed by professionals with extensive experience in sequencing, data analysis, data banking and data serving.
This webpage is intended as a tool for all those who want to learn about what we do at the CNAG. Here you will find information on our research projects, the activities that we organize and the whole team that makes this center possible.
We encourage you to contact us and become involved with the CNAG!
Ivo G. Gut  

Governance Boards

The Consortium CNAG is constituted under the agreement signed between the General State Administration though the Spanish Ministry of Science (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) and the Generalitat de Catalunya through the Catalan Ministry of Research and Universities and the Catalan Ministry of Health (Departament de Recerca i Universitats i Departament de Salut), for the constitution of the Consortium for the exploitation of the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG).


The main governance boards of CNAG are the Board of Trustees and the Executive Commission. 





Raquel Yotti Álvarez, Secretary-General of Research, Ministry of Science and Innovation



Mercé Salvat Guinjoan, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health, Catalan Government, DEMC


MCI Representatives

Cristobal Belda Iniesta, Director of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Gonzalo Arevalo Nieto, Director General of Research Planning

José I. Doncel Morales, Deputy Director General of Large Scientific and Technical Facilities


DEMC Representatives

Joaquim Nadal i Farreras, Councilor of Research and Universities

Aina Plaza Tesías, Director General of Health Planning and Research

Joan Gómez Pallarès, Director General of Research


Board of Trustees Secretary

Adrián Moliner Usón, State Lawyer


CNAG Guests

Ivo Gut, Director

David González Gil, Managing Director




Montserrat Llavayol i Giralt, Deputy Director General for Health Research and Innovation of the Department of Health, DEMC



José I. Doncel Morales, Deputy Director General of Large Scientific and Technical Facilities, MCI


MCI Representatives

Agustín González González, Deputy Director General of Networks and Cooperative Research Centres, Instituto de Salud Carlos III


DEMC Representatives

Joan Gómez Pallarès, Director General of Research


Comission Secretary

Adrián Moliner Usón, State Lawyer


CNAG Guests

Ivo Gut, Director

David González Gil, Managing Director