Wine Research Centre

The Wine Research Centre’s mission is to conduct pioneering research in enology and viticulture and to develop highly qualified human resources with relevant scientific expertise and enterprise who will promote the technological advancement of the wine industry in Canada. This initiative is based on a concept of collaboration with researchers at the University of British Columbia, at other educational and research institutions and all facets of the wine industry.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bohlmann, Joerg Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) plant biochemistry, forestry genomics, forest health, conifers, poplar, bark beetle, mountain pine beetle, natural products, secondary metabolites, terpenes, floral scent, grapevine, Conifer genomics Forest health genomics Mountain pine beetle, fungus, pine interactions and genomics Chemical ecology of conifer, insect interactions
Castellarin, Simone Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) viticulture and grapevine physiology; physiological and molecular aspects that underlay fruit ripening and the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and how they are modulated by the environment and viticultural practices; molecular viticulture
Measday, Vivien Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Chromosome segregation in the budding yeast using molecular biology and genomic tools