2 bAbout the company: The BIG (Breakthrough Innovation Group) mission is to ‘Activate global scale breakthrough innovation to invent the future of conviviality’. We are searching for emerging patterns in human behaviour that suggest new platforms for disruptive products, services and experiences which we will translate into new business models.

Research Interests: Pernod Ricard is responding to its customers who are looking more and more for new, innovative products. Research in YEASTDOC aims to understand how different genes /alleles contribute to the pathways that lead to the complex aroma and flavour of fermented or distilled beverages. New yeast hybrids and process conditions that are identified will be tested at pilot scale with a view to developing novel beverages.

Primary contact (Pernod Ricard):
Danielle Kohler
Technical Coordination Group
Project: Diversity of oligopeptide transport in industrial yeasts

Primary contact (Irish Distillers):
David Quinn
Technical Director of Irish Distillers
Project: Contribution of the interaction between environment and genotype to flavour and aroma

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