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

Visiting Researcher:
 Gemma Beltran Casellas
Position: Associate Researcher


Home Institution, country: University of La Rioja UDLR (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 :

  • Learning the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic modification technique.
  • Modification of wine yeast for the production of compounds of interest.
  • Getting familiar with the laboratory management and procedures used at the Australian Wine Research Institute.

Deliverables (expected): 

  • Research seminars and meetings given at the Australian Wine Research Institute.
  • Networking and establishment of new collaborations with other wine and yeast researchers.
  • Learning new molecular techniques, protocols and laboratory management procedures that could be implemented in the laboratories of the Wine Biotechnology Research group (URV).