Cajal Institute

The Cajal Institute (CI) is a Neurobiology Research Center belonging to the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). The IC has its origin in the Laboratory for Biological Research, founded in 1900 by order of King Alfonso XIII, on the occasion of the awarding of the Prize Moscow Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934). Following the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1906) and the creation of the Board of Advanced Studies (1907), Cajal was appointed Chairman of the Board. A royal decree of King Alfonso XIII ordered the construction of a new headquarters and the appointment of Cajal as its first director in 1920.

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