Rocio Fernandez perez


WP Number: WP3
Tittle: Wine making innovation for sustainability and safety
WP Leading Partner: Universitat Rovira Virgili (URV)

Visiting Researcher:
 Rocio Fernandez Pérez
Position: Professor


Home Institution, country: Universidad de La Rioja (UR), Spain

Host Institution: BIOLAFFORT S.A.S (France)

Scientific contact person at the institution: Dr. Joanna Coulon

Mobility period: 10/07/2023 to 09/08/2023


Regarding WP3, wine production is facing several challenges due to the global climate change.

The exploitation of the natural microbiota is one of the strategies for a sustainable production and wine quality. The main objective of this secondment is to choose appropriate natural microbiota and innovative procedures for winemaking.

ln relation to transfer of knowledge (WP6) a major objective of the vWISE project is to disseminate know-how, and this is an objective of this secondment as well.

Deliverables (expected): 

  • Signature of an Agreement of Biological Material Transfer (MT A) between the university UDLR and the enterprise Biolaffort.
  • Report on the technological characteristics of the indigenous lactic acid bacteria strains of Rioja wines included in the MT A.
  • Communication to the Œno Macrowine International Congress