The "Alberto Sols" Biomedical Research Institute (IIBM), a joint center run by Spain's Higher Science Research Council ("Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas", CSIC) and the Autonomous University in Madrid (UAM). The IIBM is currently one of the most important Biomedical Research Centers in Spain. Its scientific aims are distributed across the 3 Research Areas of the Institute: Pathophysiology, Metabolism and Cell Signaling, and Cancer Biology. In addition, teaching forms a very important part of our activities.
The Institute is named after Alberto Sols, one of the Spanish scientists that most contributed in our country to promoting research in the field of biochemistry and its implications in cellular physiology and pathology. If you are interested in learning more about him and his research, please follow this link (Biography).
The IIBM is located in the UAM School of Medicine campus, with its personnel drawn from the CSIC and the Biochemistry Department of the UAM. This organization is the result of the beginnings of the Institute, a pioneering initiative among Spanish universities. The creation of the UAM School of Medicine in 1968 with Vicente Rojo as the Head of Studies brought new ideas: what was then the Enzymology Institute at the CSIC moved to the School of Medicine in 1971 to become the Biochemistry Department. This was the first time in Spain that a prestigious research institute constituted a university department, with scientists thus becoming professors.
While browsing this web page you will learn about our internal organization and the 4 Departments, into which the Scientists are grouped. Along with research, teaching is a very important part of our activities. In addition to the teaching duties of the Biochemistry Department, CSIC scientists are involved in a range of master's courses at the UAM and other universities and also participate in different training programs.
The IIBM is an active partner of the UAM-CSIC International Campus of Excellence, especially in the Biocampus UAM CSIC (BUC) initiative. Within this initiative, we are deeply involved in the INNOTEC technology platform (advanced technologies for the creation and characterization of animal models).
I hope that you will find these pages interesting and useful, and that the information provided in this web page will help spread the knowledge of the IIBM. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information or to give us any suggestions you may have.