Margarita Salas CIB

The Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas - CIB Margarita Salas) is one of the largest and most prestigious centers of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC). The CIB Margarita Salas is a multidisciplinary institute integrating an array of disciplines in structural and cellular biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and chemistry, which makes it unique among other CSIC research institutes.

The principal goals of the CIB Margarita Salas are: high quality research in basic biological sciences and the provision of knowledge-based solutions to biology-related problems affecting society.  Our achievements include the design of new therapeutic approaches, vaccines, biological tests and procedures for industrial development.  These and other achievements are facilitated by the quality and diversity of our research groups, the high standards of our technical and administrative staff, and the broad range of technologies provided by our specialized support facilities.

The CIB Margarita Salas is engaged in being one of the flagship biocenters of the CSIC and beyond, to become a paradigm of modern Integrative Biology.

María Jesús Martínez Hernández
January 2017

Meet the CIB Management Team



Organization Chart

     General Manager
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Scientific Advisory Board

Internal Scientific Committee:





External Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Angel Pellicer (Chairman)

School of Medicine - NYU Medical Centre New York, USA


  • Prof. Paul Christou

Department of Crop and Forest Science - Faculty of Agronomy University of Lleida, Spain


  • Prof. Ana María Cuervo

Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA


  • Prof. Anna Bigas

Instituto Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain


  • Prof. Daniel Ramón

Scientific Director of BIOPOLIS, Valencia, Spain


  • Prof. Oscar Llorca

Director Structural Biology Program, CNIO, Madrid, Spain

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28040 · Madrid
Telephone +34 91 837 31 12
FAX +34 91 536 04 32
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