INB Functional Genomics

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Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB)

The Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (‘Instituto Nacional de Bioinformática’ in Spanish, or short INB) is an institutional platform founded in 2003 by the mayor bioinformatics research groups in Spain with financing from Genome Spain (‘Genoma España’ ). It is now part of the Carlos III Health Institute (‘Instituto de Salud Carlos III‘ or ISCIII) and its overarching mission is to disseminate and provide bioinformatics support to laboratories, research institutions and companies throughout Spain.

The INB serves in the coordination, integration and development of Spanish bioinformatics resources in projects in the areas of genomics, proteomics and translational medicine. It has contributed to the creation of a consistent computational infrastructure in the area of bioinformatics, participated in national and international genome projects, and trained bioinformatics users and developers.

In that sense, the INB is part, -together with other platforms such as ProteoRed (proteomics), CeGen (genomics), BNADN (DNA bank) and BNLC (cell lines bank)-, of the Biomolecular and Bioinformatics Resources Platform (PRB2), which is a big service infrastructure of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), whose main objective is providing a high level technological support to the research community of the national health system. It is funded thanks to the grants for the Platform of Support for Research in Science and Health Technologies call 2013 (reference: PT13/0001/0007), of the Strategic Action in Health 2013-2016 of the National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society, within the Framework of the National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016, with the funding of the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).

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Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe

The CIPF host the Node Group - 3 (Bioinformatics for Functional Genomics), which is responsible for topics related to the analysis of genomics and ranscriptomics data coming from DNA microarrays and Next Generation Sequencing. This includes the design of experiments, the analysis of the results, and the study of the relation between the genomic context and the expression control.


Our mission consists on providing support to genomic projects and developing general purpose software for the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data. Contact us for requesting our support for your genomic projects.

See INB GN3 developments here


See INB GN3 papers here