Introducing the Systems Biology department at CRG
I am spending two weeks in Barcelona to help out with a referee report. I can't really say yet what it is about but if everything goes well, maybe I will in a couple of months (hint: evolvability). What I can do is introduce the environment. I am in the 5th floor of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. The building is located in front of the sea and it hosts several different institutes. I am staying at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) where my supervisor Luis Serrano is heading the program for Systems Biology. The program is a partnership between CRG and EMBL and it currently is home for four groups (Luis Serrano, James Sharpe, Mark Isalan and Ben Lehner).
The department has a lot of research in development and evolutionary systems biology. I have only been here a week but the environment is great and the beach in the background is a killer plus. Have a look around the webpage for the other programs.