Tuesday, 13 April 2021 19:05

Mariano Esteban receives the Castilla y León Prize for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation

Mariano Esteban in his office at the CNB-CSIC Mariano Esteban in his office at the CNB-CSIC Inés Poveda, CNB-CSIC
  • Mariano Esteban Rodríguez, head of the Poxvirus and Vaccines group at the CNB-CSIC, has been distinguished with the Castilla y León Prize for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation.
  • He is currently leading one of the two CNB-CSIC projects to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

The jury has valued "his research of the biology of viruses and the development of applications, in particular vaccines, to eradicate some of the deadliest diseases of humanity such as AIDS, hepatitis C or malaria. He is currently working on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19. The jury also wanted to highlight his high number of scientific publications and their great impact, which reveal an extensive and very fruitful career of international prestige ".

In addition, the jury has valued "how decades of research are allowing us to face emerging problems such as the pandemic that we are currently suffering."

Mariano Esteban is a Research Professor at the Spanish National Council for Research (CSIC) at the CNB and leader of the CNB's Poxvirus and Vaccine group. During his professional career, he has worked at the National Center for Medical Research in London, the Department of Microbiology, Rutgers University School of Medicine (New Jersey, USA) and the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) before joining the CSIC and the CNB. He has been a CSIC research professor since 1987 and directed the CNB from 1992 to 2003.

Mariano Esteban's research has focused in understanding the molecular biology of viral pathogens to develop technologies and approaches to control the spread of infectious diseases. His studies on the vaccine virus, used as a vaccine to eradicate smallpox, have been the basis to generate new vaccines against prevalent diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis C, chikungunya, Ebola, Zika, malaria and leishmania. Among his scientific contributions, Esteban has more than 370 papers published in high-impact international journals, 11 patents, and the supervision of 34 doctoral theses. In his laboratory, researchers from various nationalities have been trained.

Mariano Esteban has been and is a member of prestigious international societies, such as the American Society of Microbiology, the American Society of Virology, the British Society of Microbiology and the Spanish Society of Microbiology. He has participated in the World Health Organization and several European Committees and, between 2013 and 2017, he has been a member of the CSIC’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Among other scientific distinctions, he has won the New York Health Council award, the New York State University award and the Spanish Virology Society award. He has been president of the Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy and in 2017 he was appointed president of the Institute of Spain, an institution that integrates the ten Royal Academies. In 2020 he received the National “Medalla al Mérito Investigador” in the silver category.


NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you continue browsing or do not change browser settings, we consider your acepptance for using. Learn more

I understand


A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device via a web server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of the cookie and allow the Web site remember browser preferences and navigate efficiently. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the website faster and easier.

General information

This Website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files generated by the web pages you visit, which contain the session data that can be useful later in the website. In this way this Web remembers information about your visit, which can facilitate your next visit and make the website more useful.

How do cookies?

Cookies can only store text, usually always anonymous and encrypted. No personal information is ever stored in a cookie, or can be associated with identified or identifiable person.

The data allow this website to keep your information between the pages, and also to discuss how to interact with the website. Cookies are safe because they can only store information that is put there by the browser, which is information the user entered in the browser or included in the page request. You can not run the code and can not be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts cookie data, only the website can read the information.

What types of cookies used?

The cookies used by this website can be distinguished by the following criteria:

1. Types of cookies as the entity that manages:

Depending on who the entity operating the computer or domain where cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, we can distinguish:

- Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which provides the service requested by the user.

- Third party cookies: these are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a machine or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity data is obtained through cookies.

In the event that the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected by these is managed by a third party can not be considered as party cookies.

2. Types of cookies as the length of time that remain active:

Depending on the length of time that remain active in the terminal equipment can be distinguished:

- Session cookies: cookies are a type designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. Are usually used to store information that only worth preserving for the service requested by the user at any one time (eg a list of products purchased).

- Persistent cookies: cookies are a type of data which are stored in the terminal and can be accessed and treated for a period defined by the head of the cookie, and can range from a few minutes to several years.

3. Cookies types according to their purpose:

Depending on the purpose for which the data are processed through cookies, we can distinguish between:

- Technical cookies: these are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page or application platform and the use of different options or services it exist as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access to restricted access parts, remember the elements of an order, make the buying process an order, make an application for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing store content for dissemination videos or sound or share content via social networks.

- Customization cookies: these are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics based on a predefined set of criteria in the user terminal would eg language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the locale from which you access the service, etc.

- Analysis cookies: they are those that allow the responsible for them, monitoring and analyzing the behavior of users of the web sites that are linked. The information gathered through such cookies are used in measuring the activity of web sites, application or platform and for the profiling of user navigation of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to make improvements function data analysis how users use the service.

Management tool cookies

This Website uses Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a free tool from Google that primarily allows website owners know how users interact with your website. Also, enable cookies in the domain of the site in which you are and uses a set of cookies called "__utma" and "__utmz" to collect information anonymously and reporting of website trends without identifying individual users..

For statistics of use of this website use cookies in order to know the level of recurrence of our visitors and more interesting content. This way we can concentrate our efforts on improving the most visited areas and make the user more easily find what they are looking for. On this site you can use the information from your visit for statistical evaluations and calculations anonymous data and to ensure the continuity of service or to make improvements to their websites. For more details, see the link below privacy policy [http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/]

How to manage cookies on your computer: disabling and deleting cookies

All Internet browsers allow you to limit the behavior of a cookie or disable cookies within settings or browser settings. The steps for doing so are different for each browser, you can find instructions in the help menu of your browser.

If you decline the use of cookies, since it is possible thanks to the preferences menu of your browser or settings, reject, this website will continue to function properly without the use of the same.

Can you allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by setting your browser options installed on your computer:

- For more information about Internet Explorer click here.
- For more information on Chrome click here.
- For more information about Safari click here.
- For more information about Firefox click here.

Through your browser, you can also view the cookies that are on your computer, and delete them as you see fit. Cookies are text files, you can open and read the contents. The data within them is almost always encrypted with a numeric key corresponding to an Internet session so often has no meaning beyond the website who wrote it.

Informed consent

The use of this website on the other hand, implies that you paid your specific consent to the use of cookies, on the terms and conditions provided in this Cookies Policy, without prejudice to the measures of deactivation and removal of cookies that you can take, and mentioned in the previous section.