Margarita Salas

  • Birth

    Margarita Salas Falgueras was born in 1938 in a small parish on the Asturian coast called Canero (Valdés), near Luarca.
  • Her best known research

    Her best known research
    She has dedicated much of her professional life, in the research that was related to the bacterial virus phi29.
  • The King James I Research Award

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    Institute of Spain

    During the years 1995-2003 she has directed the Institute of Spain, an institution that coordinates the Royal Academies.
  • The Medal of the Principality of Asturias

  • The Research and Technological Innovation Award of the Community of Madrid

  • The Santiago Ramón y Cajal National Research Award

  • The Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid

  • The Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University

  • The Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise

  • The Medal of Honor from the Complutense University

  • The Gold Medal for Merit for Work

  • First Woman

    She became the first Spanish woman to be part of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
  • "Caja de las Letras"

    Margarita deposited two notebooks with the research carried out in Severo Ochoa's laboratory at New York University in the "Caja de las Letras" of the Cervantes Institute.
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    Censor of the Government

  • Honorary doctor

    Honorary doctor
    The University of Burgos proposed her as an honorary doctor of the institution.
  • XVII Eladio Viñuela School

    She inaugurated the XVII Eladio Viñuela School of Molecular Biology, which she directs in the summer courses at the Menéndez Pelayo International University.
  • Echegaray Medal

    She received the Echegaray Medal 2016, an award granted by the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences.
  • Death

    She died of cardiorespiratory arrest after a complication of a digestive ailment for which she was going to undergo surgery.