The Esteve Foundation and the Catalan Society of Pharmacology inaugurated the latter’s Academic Year 1996-1997 with the lecture Transgenic animals as pharmacological models, imparted by Dr. Lluís Montoliu, from the National Center of Biotechnology of the CSIC and from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The meeting was held at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands on November 14, 1996.