The sequencing of the genome of man and that of an increasing number of other organisms has created enormous opportunities in the biological and biomedical sciences. We now have the genetic blueprints of these organisms, and thus the possibility to learn how to read them and understand how our bodies develop and function. It is in this exciting context that the CIG and its associated research groups within the Genopode are developing a research program dediated to the study of genomes in the broadest sense.
The CIG has brought together interactive research groups that are at the forefront of their respective fields. Together, they perform research exploring three major areas:
To perform cutting edge research, the CIG is exceptionnally well equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities, which acquire and maintain the latest instruments and dispense training in the latest technologies.