Carmen Menéndez

Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havanna, Cuba


·       Isolation and genetic improvement of nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with common beans and sugar cane (1987-1992).

·       Antifungal resistance in transgenic plants (1993-2000).

·       Fructan metabolism in endophytic, N2-fixing bacteria (1993-2010).

·       Development of thermostable biocatalysts for complete sucrose hydrolysis (2010-2015).

·       Recombinant production of dextranase for use in the sugar industry (2016 to 2019).

·       Development of a novel biocatalyst for sucrose conversion into short-chain FOS (2010 to date).

·       Engineering of fructosyltransferase enzymes for improved product profiles (2015 to date).

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Carmen Menéndez