María Jesús Torija Martínez


WP Number: WP3
Tittle: Wine making innovation for sustainability and safety
WP Leading Partner: Rovira i Virgili University

Visiting Researcher:
 María Jesús Torija Martínez
Position: Associate Professor


Home Institution, country: Universitat Rovria i Virgili, Spain

Host Institution: The Australian Wine Research Institute

Scientific contact person at the institution:  Antonio García Cordente

Mobility period: 29/06/2023 to 30/08/2023


  • Yeast nitrogen metabolism (Production processes, winemaking management)

Tasks :

  • To learn the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic modification technique
  • To use this technique to modify laboratory and wine yeasts to produce different interest compounds and study protein interactions

Deliverables (expected): 

  • Knowledge of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique for its development and implementation in our Wine Biotechnology research group at the Rovira i Virgily University.
  • New scientific contacts to develop new projects and collaborations
  • Seminars given in both institutions