28 February 2022

TBDO Sessions Tony Kouzarides

28/02/202214:30OnlineTBDO SessionsTony KouzaridesSenior Group Leader, Gurdon Institute and Director/Co-founder of the Milner Therapeutics Institute"Lessons from a career in academia and business”Host: Sanz Molinero, Ana IsabelAbstract:Short Bio

Tony Kouzarides is professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute and director/co-founder of the Milner Therapeutics Institute. Tony did his PhD at the University of Cambridge and postdoctoral work at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and at New York University Medical Center. His research group at the Gurdon Institute is focused on epigenetic modifications and their involvement in cancer. Tony is co-founder of Abcam plc, a research reagents supplier, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, STORM Therapeutics, a drug discovery company based in on the Cambridge Babraham Campus, and Chroma Therapeutics, based in Oxford. He is the founder and director of Cambridge Gravity, an organization that supports Cambridge Science and the founder of a cancer charity in Spain (Vencer el Cancer). Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and sciences (AAAS), a fellow of the Cyprus Academy of Science and a member of the European Molecular Biology organization. He has been awarded the Wellcome Trust Award for Research in Biochemistry Related to Medicine, the Tenovus Medal, the Bodossaki Foundation prize in Biology, the Bijvoet Medal, the Biochemical Society Award, the Novartis Medal and Prize, the Heinrich Wieland Prize, the Nemitsas Prize and the Cyprus Science Excellence award. Watch the seminar recording here:

21 July 2021

From Science to Business (FS2B) -BIST/ESADE

From Science to Business (FS2B) is a course sponsored by the TBDO (Technology & Business Development Office) and directed to  CRG scientist wishing to strengthen their network with the local innovation ecosystem. The course is offered through the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) in collaboration with the ESADE Business School and it aims at developing entrepreneurship and innovation skills among the members of the BIST community.

The course will prepare participants to:

  • To get acquainted with the business world, and to show how companies create value for society and for themselves: providing more, better and healthier food, a cleaner and safer environment, a higher quality of life, etc.
  • To provide a framework to understand how companies work and how they create value in a competitive environment.
  • To help understand the new venture creation process, and the role that science/technology plays in it.
  • To show that new venture creation needs scientists and engineers, and that entrepreneurship can be an attractive career path for them.

Target audience: This programme is aimed at researchers, senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students at BIST centers (From the CRG max 4 candidates will be selected). The course is designed for groups of approximately 30-35 people to ensure optimal participation, learning and faculty-to-participant ratio.

Dates: 4th (from 15:30-17:30), 5, 6, 14 (from 9:00-18:30) and 15th October 2021 (from 9:00-14:00)

Programme: HERE

Location: ESADE Executive Education building, Av. Esplugues 92-96, Pedralbes, Barcelona. Nevertheless all sessions will have the option to be followed online.

Register HERE by 1st of September 2021

Registration fee (for selected participants): The course is free, however 50€ of deposit is mandatory and will be reimbursed upon completion of the course.

For more information contact: and

20 April 2021


For the first time, we celebrate the Entrepreneurship Week at CRG, a time to meet and discuss with innovators and the entrepreneurship community who dream big and inspire others to bring their ideas to life driving socio-economic growth and welfare. Directed to students, researchers, alumni, mentors, start-ups, industry, investors and other innovation partners, please find below activities scheduled during next week:

April 27-30
CRG BioBusiness School
Registration closed (selected candidates)

April 27 12:00h-13:00h
"The Scientist's Journey" 
Roger Gomis, PhD | IRB & ICREA Research Professor

April 28 12:00h-13:00h
"Start-ups: A Career Beyond Academia" 
Marisol Quintero, PhD | CEO Highlight Therapeutics

April 30 09:30h-10:30h Live Stream on Youtube
Investor's Dialogue
Montserrat Vendrell, PhD | Partner Alta Life Science
Jason Mellad, PhD | CEO & Co-founder of Start Codon.
Moderator: Anabel Sanz | Head TBDO-CRG



20 June 2019

TBDO Sessions Edgardo Ferran

20/06/201916:00CHARLES DARWINTBDO SessionsEdgardo FerranEMBL_EBI visiting scientist/CRG scientific collaboratorAn introduction to Pharma Industry and EBI Industry ProgrammeHost: Montava Guill, EsterAbstract:Why do we need pharma industry? What is the current business model of the big pharma? How drug discovery and development is done in these companies? How many new medicines are approved each year by the regulatory agencies? How the companies communicate their financial and clinical results? What a pharma clinical pipeline looks like? Which strategies do they follow under the risk of a patent cliff? Why pharma companies merge or buy a concurrent company? Which are the scientific subjects that currently interest the big pharma? How computational biology can contribute to the research efforts in these companies? Which is the main difference between research in Academia and a pharma company? Are collaborations between these two worlds possible? Based on my personal experience I will introduce basic ideas on pharma industry and give a few examples of research done in the company I worked for many years. I will also describe the Industry Programme of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK), which have more than 20 of the big pharma as members. Th talk is mainly for students and post-docs, but open to everybody.

10 September 2018

Two CRG projects have been awarded ERC Proof of Concept grants

IMPACCT and MycoVAP projects both will receive ERC PoC grants to explore potential clinical applications of their recent results on breast cancer and pneumonia respectively.

15 June 2018

Microomics awarded the “Impulso” Prize

The CRG spin off Microomics has been awarded the “Impulso” Prize.

6 April 2018

BIST funds five multidisciplinary research projects through the 2017 Ignite awards

CRG will participate in the Phase-Chrom project, led by CRG researcher Catalina Romero and Juan Andrés Torreno at ICFO.

14 March 2018

CRG and Eugin sign a collaboration agreement on molecular research applied to assisted reproduction

The project entails collaboration of four working groups that will focus their research on gaining insights into the aging of ovules, their sensitivity to the passage of time, and studying whether...

7 March 2018

Microomics, the company that brings together microbes and genomics to improve health, agriculture and industry

A new spin-off born at the CRG, which is devoted to offering metagenomics solutions.

21 December 2017

Jordi Hernández awarded the CERCA Pioner Prize 2017

Jordi Hernández, former PhD student at Juan Valcárcel’s laboratory and current CRG Entrepreneur in Residence has been awarded the CERCA Pioneer Prize.