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Saccharomyces cerevisiae (left, image from Mogana Das Murtey) and Oenococcus oeni (right, image from Fabio Coloretti), the two microorganisms with which the group works the most

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Helena Roca Mesa has successfully presented her PhD thesis

Last 27th June 2022, our PhD student Helena Roca Mesa has presented in the Faculty of Oenology her thesis "Optimización del uso de levaduras no-Saccharomyces en fermentaciones mixtas: requerimientos nutricionales e interacciones microbianas". Directors: M. Jesús Torija and Gemma Beltran. She has got the maximum qualification. Congratulations, new Doctor !!



Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Our university is ranked 19th in research in Oenology worldwide

Research done by our groups of Oenology in Universitat Rovira i Virgili is ranked number 19 worldwide, according a bibliometric study of scientific literature on wine and grapes in the period 2016-2020, and we are number 12 in the period 1950-2020: 

Cimini A, Moresi M (2022) Research trends in the oenological and viticulture sectors. Aust J Grape Wine Res 26 feb, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajgw.12546 (open access)

Congratulations !!

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

New article -a mini-review- on strategies for microbiological control of alcoholic fermentation in wines

Strategies for microbiological control of the alcoholic fermentation in wines by exploiting the microbial terroir complexity: A mini-review 


Albert Mas, M. Carmen Portillo


International Journal of Food Microbiology 367 (2022) 109592


This review focuses on the alternatives to current commercial yeast starters, mainly based on the local multispecies starters or controlled spontaneous fermentations, considering the advantages and limitations of each strategy. Also, an ancestral technique based on the use of pre-fermented must (Pied-de-Cuve) is presented, because it provides certain microbial control to the alcoholic fermentation while allows the development of autochthonous microorganisms that might confer microbial typicity to the produced wines.

Monday, 24 January 2022

Special Issue on "Recent Research in Wine Microbiology" in Foods, an Open Access journal

All researchers working in Wine Microbiology are invited to submit their articles to this Special Issue.

The Guest Editors are our colleagues Albert Bordons and Cristina Reguant.


More information in https://www.mdpi.com/journal/foods/special_issues/recent_wine_microbiology


Friday, 26 November 2021

Mercè Sunyer has successfully presented her PhD thesis

Last 19th November 2021, our PhD student Mercè Sunyer has presented in the Faculty of Oenology her thesis "Protective effects of bioactive compounds against fermentation-associated stresses in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". Directors: M. Jesús Torija and Gemma Beltran. She has got the maximum qualification. Congratulations, new Doctor !!



Thursday, 4 November 2021

Xiaolin Zhu has successfully presented her PhD Thesis

Last 3rd November 2021, our PhD student Xiaolin Zhu has presented online from China her thesis "Microbiological non-GMO approaches for the reduction of ethanol in wines". Directors: Gemma Beltran, Yurena Navarro and Albert Mas. She has got the maximum qualification. Congratulations, new Doctor !!



Helena Roca Mesa has successfully presented her PhD thesis

L ast 27th June 2022, our PhD student Helena Roca Mesa  has presented in the Faculty of Oenology her thesis  " Optimización del uso de ...