EGA Team

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Computational Biology and Health Genomics

EGA Team
European Genome-Phenome Archive at the CRG

EGA Team

European Genome-Phenome Archive at the CRG
1992-1998 PhD in Genetics. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain,
1999-2002 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
2002-2006 Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Since 2006 ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Since 2010 Full Professor of Genetics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Since 2013 Affiliated Team leader at CRG, Barcelona, Spain
Since 2013 Chair of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Since 2014 Attached leader of EGA Team at CRG
From Jan 2016 to Jan 2019 On leave
Since Feb 2019 Attached leader of EGA Team at CRG


Arcadi Navarro receives Honorary Award for services to EGA (13/03/2023)
Honorary Award bestowed by the Catalan Association of Telecommunications and the Official College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia

CRG and EMBL-EBI launch new European initiative to advance personalised medicine (21/09/2022)
Research centres across Europe have today established the Federated European Genome-Phenome Archive (FEGA), a digital infrastructure that will facilitate access to genomic and health data generated by scientific projects in five countries – Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Norway

Fundació La Marató funds three CRG and CNAG-CRG initiatives to tackle rare disease (10/12/2020)
Jordi Rambla will begin the first pilot project to ‘Beaconize’ a five-strong Catalan interhospital network to exchange crucial clinical ‘omics’ information in a fast and secure way.

Viral Beacon: A beacon in the ocean of SARS-CoV-2 data (08/09/2020)
An ELIXIR Spain platform allows researchers to browse SARS-CoV-2 variability at the genome, amino acid, structural and motif level

StarLife, new IT structure to boost biomedical research, begins operation (27/02/2019)
The initiative is coordinated by Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Centre for Genomic Regulation and IRB Barcelona

Cloud system facilitates transcontinental human data exchange (24/01/2019)
CINECA project will unite more than a million human data sets from across Africa, Canada and Europe.

Researchers identify twenty-five genetic changes that could have extended human lifespan (04/09/2018)
A new method has made it possible to identify twenty-five parallel mutations located in genes associated with wound healing, blood coagulation and cardiovascular disorders. The results could help to develop new drugs to treat ageing-related diseases. The research confirms the theory that some genes that help us in the initial stages of life are harmful to us once the reproductive stage has ended.

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health (13/04/2018)
Medical genomics, an emerging discipline already being used for diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and some types of cancer, requires close cooperation between research centres and hospitals. The European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA), located in the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is the repository of genomic data of reference in Europe, guaranteeing safety and allowing their use in research. 

UK Biobank partners with the EGA (19/07/2017)
UK Biobank has established a partnership with the European Genome–phenome Archive (EGA), a joint resource developed by EMBL-EBI and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

Big data to pave the way for precision medicine in Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer (30/06/2017)
CRG researchers participate in the IASIS project, which is a new European research project aiming to turn health data into personalised treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer patients.

Datasets archived at the EGA allowed scientists to identify new developmental disorders (21/01/2017)
The largest-ever genetic study of children with previously undiagnosed rare developmental disorders has discovered 14 new developmental disorders. The research, led by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been published today in Nature. The research also provided diagnoses of rare conditions for over a thousand children and their families.


The EGA Team at the CRG co-manages the European Genome and phenome Archive together with the EGA Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute. In addition to maintaining and distributing data, we enrich the contents of the EGA contributing with our knowledge about genomics and the relationship between genomes and phenomes.

Research such as the conducted in the Navarro lab at the UPF, together with the local expertise of many genomics researchers synergizes with the EGA to make it a better service for the scientific community World-wide.


Funding acknowledgements

The "VEIS-Valorisation of EGA for Industry and Society" (VEIS-001-P-001647) project is cofunded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union in the framework of the ERDF Operative Program of Catalonia 2014-2020, with a grant of 1,951,429.38 EUR, with the support of the Department of Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia.

The project “HetERogeneous sEmantic Data integratIon for the guT-bRain interplaY” has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe under the grant agreement No 101137074.