Welcome to the CGR
The Center for Genome Regulation is a Center of Excellence funded by the FONDAP Program of , the Chilean National Agency for Science and Technology. Our Center aims to promote world class research in genomics, molecular biology and systems biology using state of the art tools and training. Our investigators belong to the three major Chilean research universities: the , and .
The CGR is located in Santiago Chile and was founded in 2010. Its Director is Dr. Miguel L Allende and Deputy Director is Dr. Martín Montecino. Currently, we have 6 Principal and 5 Associate .
Our research is multidisciplinary and ranges from molecular mechanisms of gene regulation to evolution of adaptive traits in organisms inhabiting extreme environments. We are strongly focused on studying the genomes and gene expression responses of organisms present in the Northern Chilean Altiplano: the Atacama Desert. Here, animals, plants and microbes survive conditions of poor nutrient availability in soils, little precipitation, low oxygen and high UV irradiation. We have collected DNA and RNA from diverse organisms in this environment for whole genome sequencing and expression analysis.
The 1000 Genomes project was launched! in August 2018. Please see a . Also, visit the web page at (Web site in Spanish).
Plan Nacional de Genómica (video):
La Lógica de los Genomas. A book for the general public in Spanish published in 2018. (It can be downloaded free )
COVID-19. The CGR is to provide experimental resources to advance our knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sequencing genomes of viral isolates from Chile to better understand its epidemiology and the potential appearance of novel strains. .
The CGR is part of CEODOS, the consortium of centers of excellence that supports the TARA Oceans mission to Chile. Find out more at the . Also, register for the .