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    Professor Vladimir Jiranek
    Professor of Oenology

    Vladimir Jiranek
    Associate Professor Paul Grbin
    Associate Professor of Oenology

  • Staff
  • PhD & Masters Students
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  • Past Visitors, Staff & Students - Where are they now?
    Past Visiting Researchers
    Name
    Years
    Current Position
    Current Organisation
    Assoc Prof Daniel Durall
    Sept-Dec 2016
    Associate Professor, Biology
    University of British Columbia, Canada
    Prof Steve Oliver
    Jan-Jul 2014
    Professor of Systems Biology & Biochemistry
    University of Cambridge, UK
    Dr Miguel Roncoroni
    Feb-May 2011
    Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow
    KU Leuven, Belgium
    Prof David Block
    Jan-Jul 2006
    Professor of Viticulture & Enology
    University of California Davis, USA
    Dr Karen Block
    Jan-Jul 2006
    Industry Relations Manager
    University of California Davis, USA
    Past Research Staff
    Name
    Position & Years
    Current Position
    Current Organisation

    Mr Patrick Rea
    Technical Officer, 2013-2016

    Production Technician
    Seqirus Australia, Parkville, VIC

    Dr Frank Schmidt
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2012
    Microbiologist
    Stone & Wood Brewing Company, NSW
    Dr Colin McBryde
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2008
    Winemaker
    Some Young Punks & Adelina Wines, Clare Valley, SA
    Dr Nga Lam
    Technical Officer, 2006-2007
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, VIC
    Dr Scott Pedler
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2001
    Laboratory Manager
    Berri Estates, SA
    Past Research Students
    Name
    Year Completed
    Title of Thesis
    Current Poisition & Organisation
    Dr Alice Betteridge
    2015
    “Enhanced wine-making efficiency through fool-proof malolactic fermentation: Evolution of superior lactic acid bacteria”

    Researcher, School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide, SA
    Dr Gang Jin
    2015
    “Study on diversity and ethanol tolerance of malolactic bacteria”

    Lecturer of Oenology, Ningxia University, China
    Dr Danfeng Long
    2014
    “A multipronged approach to encouraging proline utilisation by wine yeast”

    Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Lanzhou University, China
    Dr Jin Zhang
    2014
    “Investigation and characterisation of highly nitrogen efficient wine yeast”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wine Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology Group, Adelaide, SA
    Dr Krista Sumby
    2013
    “Molecular and biochemical characterisation of esterases from Oenococus oeni and their potential for application in wine”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wine Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology Group, Adelaide, SA
    Dr Trung Dung Nguyen
    2013
    “Determination of the genetic basis for successful fermentation in high sugar media”

    Technical Officer, School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide, SA
    Dr Hua Luo
    2013
     
    Dr Alana Seabrook (nee Capaldo)
    2011
    “Genes and mechanisms responsible for beta-glucoside metabolism in the oenologically important lactic acid bacterium Oenococus oeni

    Technical Manager, Laffort, SA
    Dr Tommaso Liccioli
    2010
    “Improving fructose utilization in wine yeast using adaptive evolution”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wine Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology Group, Adelaide, SA
    Dr Victoria Harris
    2009
    “Physiological, biochemical and molecular characterisation of hydroxycinnamic acid catabolism by Dekkera and Brettanomyces yeasts”

    Consultant and Laboratory Scientist, World Health Organisation
    Dr Angela Matthews
    2007
    “Biochemical and molecular characterisation of oenologically important enzymes identified in lactic acid bacteria”

    Technical support, Invitrogen, Melbourne, VIC
    Dr Antonio Grimaldi
    2006
    “Characterisation of glycosidase enzymes of wine lactic acid bacteria”

    Winery and Agriculture Consultant, Lombardy, Italy
    Dr Colin McBryde
    2006
    “Development of novel wine yeast strains using adaptive evolution”

    Winemaker, Some Young Punks & Adelina Wines, Clare Valley, SA
    Dr Jennie Gardner
    2005
    “Identification of genes affecting glucose catabolism in nitrogen-limited fermentation”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wine Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology Group & Owner, Adelina Wines/ Some Young Punks, Clare Valley, SA
    Dr Jon Meneses
    2003
    “Characterisation of carbohydrate metabolism by industrial strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast”

    Brewing Manager, Coopers Brewery Limited, SA
    Dr Kathryn Poole
    2002
    “Enhancing yeast performance under oenological conditions by enabling proline utilisation”

    Group Leader - Cellular Mechanotransduction, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
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