The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute focuses on key strategic projects that drive forward medical research. The Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage of Catalonia (CMCiB) and GCAT|Genomes for life are two of its major initiatives, each contributing significantly to our understanding and treatment of complex diseases.
CMCiB is a cutting-edge facility specializes in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of comparative medicine and bioimaging. CMCiB's mission is to deepen our understanding of diseases, leveraging advanced bioimaging technologies, and translating research findings into innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Through collaborative efforts, CMCiB aims to contribute significantly to advancements in both human and animal health.
GCAT engages 20,000 participants in a prospective study to unravel the genetic and environmental factors influencing chronic illnesses in Catalonia. It is a very ambitious biomedical research project with scientific, medical and social implications. The project will study the genetic and environmental factors that lead to the appearance of chronic illnesses in the population. Most of these illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or respiratory disease affect a large part of the population and are the most usual causes of death; they represent a huge cost to the health system because of their chronic nature.