Thematic areas are clusters of research groups with overlapping activity at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.
- Brain Plasticity
- Brain XM
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Molecular Nutrition (MolNU)
- Neuron-Glia Circuits
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Scientific Excellence Research Thematic Area (SERTA) is the name of research networks comprised of research groups from previous Centers of Excellence.