The latest issue (in spanish) of the magazine of the Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) deals with the legacy of Prof. Margarita Salas, who died in Madrid on November 21, 2019. An article by Dr. Enrique J. de la Rosa, Director of the Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research, in this issue of the magazine reviews a lesser-known aspect of the early years of her scientific career.
Margarita Salas in the genesis of Molecular Biology in Spain
Enrique J. de la Rosa
Director del Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas.
The role of Margarita Salas as a pioneer of Molecular Biology in Spain is clear. Therefore, in this short article, I would like to review a lesser-known aspect of the early years of her scientific career. Quite possibly that period was key for Margarita Salas, along with Eladio Viñuela, to become a mentor to a school of great researchers, as well as an essential protagonist in the genesis and progress of biochemistry and molecular biology in Spain. I am referring to the scientific environment in which Margarita Salas began research and developed her first independent work, which combined her stay at the CSIC's Center for Biological Research (CIB) and the first years of life of the Spanish Society for Biochemistry ( SEB), today the Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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