Spanish Scientific Research Council
The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) belongs to the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), Spain’s largest public research institution, third largest European research organization and ranked 15th most relevant research organization worldwide. CSIC has 10,940 employees, including 3,764 researchers organized in 123 Institutes spread across the country covering different areas of Science and Technology. IATA is CSIC’s largest institute in the area of Food Science and Technology. IATA’s scientific and technological objective is to conduct excellent research about sustainable food production, food safety, food impact on health and consumer acceptance.
Dr. Amparo Querol (female) is the head of the ‘Systems Biology in Yeast of Biotechnological Interest’ research group at IATA, and full research professor at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research. Her research work is multidisciplinary and includes food microbiology, comparative and functional genomics, and systems biology areas. Dr. Querol has supervised 15 doctoral theses. She has been involved in 39 research projects (regional, national, European, and International), and she has contributed to 11 patents, seven of them transferred to the industry. She has published more than 154 international papers, as well as numerous book chapters. Her h index is 43 (Scopus). She is fully committed to supervise this project (10% FTE).
Identification of species-specific genetic determinants of flavour compounds by comparative genomic analysis