Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas
Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research
The Center for Biological Research (CIB) is one of the most prestigious and historical research centers of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Generations of distinguished scientists have carried out their research since the Center’s foundation in 1953, and new scientists continue to be trained there. In 2019, in homage to one of the most important researchers in the history of the CIB, where she spent a total of 13 years, and of Spanish molecular biology, the CIB was renamed the Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research.
Currently, the CIB Margarita Salas is organized into four departments, in which researchers study the structure and organization of living matter and its processes, seek to understand the bases of disease and discover experimental treatments and develop biotechnological processes to enable sustainable growth and facilitate agricultural production. We combine the generation of new knowledge with the development of applications that can help solve current and future challenges facing society.
The CSIC participates in a series of initiatives to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIB Margarita Salas actively collaborates in these initiatives through a range of diverse activities. In addition, researchers from our center form part of the Global Health Platform created by the CSIC and are currently working on more than fifteen coronavirus-related scientific projects.