IIT aims to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to promote the development of the national economy.
The construction of IIT’s laboratories began in 2006 and ended in 2009.
Since 2009, the Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened with the creation of:
The Instituto Cajal is the oldest neurobiology research centres of the Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain. Funded by Santiago Ramón y Cajal in the earlier 1900, it has contributed to the remarkable advancement of neurobiology along its more than 100 years of existence.
At CNIO over 400 highly specialized professionals are working to defeat one of the main causes of death in our society. One of CNIO's main objectives is to arrive at an understanding of why cancer occurs in some people and not in others. We are absolutely convinced that only by understanding its whys and hows can we learn how to prevent it from occurring and, if that cannot be done, detect it and fight back when it appears.