Carmen Quero studied Biology at the University of Barcelona and she obtained the PhD in 1996. She spent two years as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa (USA) working on insect olfaction and the use of pheromones for pest control. Back to Barcelona, she participated in several projects, all of them focused on integrated pest control approaches.
From 2002-2004, she worked in the Dept. Experimental Pathology (IIBB-CSIC) where she initiated in the Proteomic field. In 2004 she became a “Ramon y Cajal” researcher at the CSIC in Barcelona and in 2009 she created the Proteomic Service of the IQAC (CSIC), for which she has been responsible since then.
Her research field links two strands: Insect-to-insect chemical communication via olfaction, and proteomic techniques with the aim of developing novel insect attractants and mating disruption products for a biorational control of insect-pests. Her work is focused to deliver useful technologies and information for the identification of new attractants and other behavior-modifying chemicals and help develop them into technologies that aid society.