Carmen Nueno-Palop

Business Development Manager (NCYC)

Carmen's role in leading the commercial activities of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) is to improve the market position of the collection and achieve financial growth. Carmen has achieved this through long-term goals, building customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, and negotiating partnerships and deals. Carmen also liaises with the internal QIB Extra and QIB teams, communications, and the finance department to ensure the management of existing customers runs smoothly.

Carmen is also part of the team running the NCYC commercial DNA sequencing-based yeast identification service. NCYC provides molecular identification of yeast strains for their customers using Yeast DNA sequencing, phylogenetic characterization.

Carmen has been involved in public engagement with the brewing community to highlight the diversity of the collection and how they can benefit from it.


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Maria Monzon

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