Carmen Fenoll 

Carmen Fenoll is Full Professor of Plant Biology since 2000 at the Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, where she was Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and now leads an active research group on Plant Biotechnology. Principal Investigator of over 25 competitive European or National projects, has published over 65 scientific papers in reputed journals, directed 8 Doctoral Theses and is the inventor of an international patent, having gained the Spanish Ministry Accreditation for 30 years of research achievements. She advises regularly academic institutions and research funding and policy agencies in Spain and abroad (the NSF and the Department of Energy in USA, the National Funding Agencies of Spain, Argentina, Austria, France, Poland, British Columbia and Flanders and the DGs of Agriculture and Science of the European Commission, or the L’Oreal-UNESCO program For Women in Science). She eagerly collaborates in science divulgation activities and publications, and teaches molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology from undergrad to doctoral levels. A member of the Spanish Association of Women Scientists since its foundation, she participates regularly in women for science activities.

Prof. Fenoll has a PhD in Biological Sciences (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1980) and has been Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow at the University of California-San Diego, Visiting Scientist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA, Tenured Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Tinker Full Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She was Coordinator of the National Team of Bologna Experts in Spain and Erasmus Coordinator and has participated in research projects and publications on Higher Education Innovation and Bologna Issues. She regularly acts as evaluator for University Quality Assurance Agencies in Spain and other European Countries. Prof. Fenoll is an active member of the Pool of Experts for the Institutional Evaluation Program of the European University Association since 2007.
Professor Carmen Fenoll was Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance at the Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha. At the Spanish Ministry of Education, she was Secretary General for University Coordination.

Born in Madrid, in 1956, she is the mother of two daughters.