Prof. Margarita Salas Falgueras

Born in Canero (Asturias). Doctor in Science (1963) by the Complutense University of Madrid. Post-doctoral work (1964-1967) at the University of New York (Director: Severo Ochoa), Lecturer of Molecular Genetics, Chemistry Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid (1968-1992). Research lecturer at the Severo Ochoa Centre of Molecular Biology (Scientific Research Center- Autonomous University of Madrid). Head of the line: "DNA Replication and Transcription of Bacteriophague 029". Awards and medals: Severo Ochoa Research award of the Ferrer Foundation (1986), Carlos J. Finlay of the UNESCO (1991), King Jaime I Research Award (1994) Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Oviedo (1996), Medal of the Regional Government of Asturias (1997), Human Values Prize of the Correo Group (1998). Member of EMBO, Academia Europae. Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and American Academy of Microbiology. President of the Spanish Institute since 1995. Publications in international journals or books: 238. Conference Presentations: 283. Key Note Speeches:146. Patents:3. Doctoral Thesis: 24.