Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Spain

The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is the largest and leading public research institution in Spain and the third in Europe due to the quality and quantity of its scientific production. It plays an essential role within the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation and contributes to reinforce Spain’s position at the international level.

CSIC’s main aim is to develop and promote scientific studies to contribute to foster scientific and technological progress. CSIC's mission includes: 1) multidisciplinary scientific and technical research; 2) scientific and technical advice; 3) transferring results to the private sector; 4) contributing to the creation of technology-driven companies; 5) training specialised personnel; 6) management of infrastructure and large facilities; 7) promoting scientific culture. The CSIC is multidisciplinary, carrying out research in almost all fields of knowledge. Its activities encompass basic research all the way through to technological development.

The CSIC is present in all the autonomous regions through their centres across Spain. It comprises 120 centres spread across Spain, and is also present in Brussels and Rome. It is formed by employees with a wide range of academic qualifications and professional categories. The CSIC employs 11,000 people, of which 3.000 are researchers. In total, they represent the 6% of Spain’s R&D workforce and generate approximately the 20% of the country’s production. Likewise, the CSIC collaborates with other juridical entities such as consortia and trading companies.

1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published between 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC
1105 182.25

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 107 21.66
Physical Sciences 564 74.41
Life Sciences 305 50.81
Chemistry 243 54.92
6 1.71
5 1.95
32 7.45
Synthetic Haptens and Monoclonal Antibodies to the Cyanotoxin Anatoxin-a
2019-07-01
0.40
Copper-Catalyzed N−F Bond Activation for Uniform Intramolecular C−H Amination Yielding Pyrrolidines and Piperidines
2019-06-24
0.15
How Dihalogens Catalyze Michael Addition Reactions
2019-06-24
0.02
A General Treatment to Study Molecular Complexes Stabilized by Hydrogen‐, Halogen‐, and Carbon‐Bond Networks: Experiment and Theory of (CH₂F₂)n⋅⋅⋅(H₂O)m
2019-06-17
0.09
Formate Oxidase (FOx) from Aspergillus oryzae: One Catalyst Enables Diverse H₂O₂‐Dependent Biocatalytic Oxidation Reactions
2019-06-03
0.15
Minimizing the Entropy Penalty for Ligand Binding: Lessons from the Molecular Recognition of the Histo Blood-Group Antigens by Human Galectin-3
2019-05-27
0.42
Propargylsilanes as Reagents for Synergistic Gold(I)-Catalyzed Propargylation of Carbonyl Compounds: Isolation and Characterization of σ-Gold(I) Allenyl Intermediates
2019-05-20
0.50
SCOTfluors: Small, Conjugatable, Orthogonal, and Tunable Fluorophores for In Vivo Imaging of Cell Metabolism
2019-05-20
0.10
M-C Bond Homolysis in Coinage-Metal [M(CF₃)₄]⁻ Derivatives
2019-05-16
0.50
Enhanced Uptake in a MOF@COF Composite by Interfacial Pore Generation
2019-05-14
0.29
A Rigid Trigonal-Prismatic Hexagold Metallocage That Behaves as a Coronene Trap
2019-05-13
0.05
Exploding Chemical Gardens: A Phase-Change Clock Reaction
2019-05-06
0.25
A Size-Flexible Organometallic Box for the Encapsulation of Fullerenes
2019-04-16
0.05
A Photoresponsive Stiff-Stilbene Ligand Fuels the Reversible Unfolding of G-Quadruplex DNA
2019-03-22
0.14
Activating a Peroxo Ligand for C−O Bond Formation
2019-03-04
0.36
Synthesis of Polysubstituted Iodoarenes Enabled by Iterative Iodine-Directed para and ortho C−H Functionalization
2019-02-25
0.13
Lattice Opening Upon Bulk Reductive Covalent Functionalization of Black Phosphorus
2019-01-24
0.08
Spin in a Closed-Shell Organic Molecule on a Metal Substrate Generated by a Sigmatropic Reaction
2019-01-14
0.06
The Complex Coordination Landscape of a Digold(I) U-Shaped Metalloligand
2018-12-17
0.05
Confined Pt11+ Water Clusters in a MOF Catalyze the Low‐Temperature Water–Gas Shift Reaction with both CO2 Oxygen Atoms Coming from Water
2018-11-27
0.19
A Water-Splitting Carbon Nitride Photoelectrochemical Cell with Efficient Charge Separation and Remarkably Low Onset Potential
2018-11-26
0.25
A Self-Folding Polymer Film Based on Swelling Metal-Organic Frameworks
2018-11-19
0.33
Tin Diselenide Molecular Precursor for Solution-Processable Thermoelectric Materials
2018-11-06
0.16
Measuring the Relative Reactivity of the Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds of Alkanes as Nucleophiles
2018-10-15
0.17
Faceted‐Charge Patchy LnF3 Nanocrystals with a Selective Solvent Interaction
2018-10-12
0.64
Encapsulation of a CrIII Single-Ion Magnet within an FeII Spin-Crossover Supramolecular Host
2018-10-08
0.10
Polyoxometalate-Ionic Liquids (POM-ILs) as Anticorrosion and Antibacterial Coatings for Natural Stones
2018-09-26
0.11
New NMR Avenues to Characterize the Interactions of Extended N-glycans with Proteins: The Influenza Hemagglutinin Case.
2018-09-20
0.22
Buckyball Difluoride F2−@C60+—A Single‐Molecule Crystal
2018-09-19
0.01
Dynamic Covalent Identification of an Efficient Heparin Ligand
2018-09-10
1
Purification of Uranium-based Endohedral Metallofullerenes (EMFs) by Selective Supramolecular Encapsulation and Release
2018-08-27
0.08
Complete Switch of Reaction Specificity of an Aldolase by Directed Evolution In Vitro: Synthesis of Generic Aliphatic Aldol Products
2018-08-06
0.40
29 8
17 3.54
27 5.02
30 7.87
9 2.52
24 3.64
2 0.17
1 0.04
1 0.02
29 6.38
5 1.28
1 0.06
5 1.90
2 0.30
1 0.06
2 0.16
15 2.86

Highlight of the month

Alzheimer’s disrupts birth of new brain cells

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© Viaframe/Getty

Neuroscientists have found evidence that new brain cells are continually being formed in the brain region known as the hippocampus, but that Alzheimer’s disease disrupts this process. This finding could open up new ways to fight memory loss induced by the disease.

The hippocampus, situated squarely in the middle of your grey matter, is mainly associated with memory. Amazingly, it can grow new brain cells in a process called adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN).

Recently, researchers at the Spanish National Research Council used improved methods for visualizing immature neurons to show that the hippocampal neurons of healthy human brains are in varying stages of maturation, but that maturation of these cells declined with advancing Alzheimer’s.

Since the inhibition of AHN by Alzheimer’s may be connected with memory retention loss, further research could uncover ways to combat Alzheimer’s inhibition of AHN and thereby curb its destructive effects on memory retention.

Supported content

  1. Nature Medicine 25, 554–560 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0375-9

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 28.82% Domestic
  • 71.18% International

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Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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