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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

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 !!



Saturday, 16 October 2021

Online BE (Wine Biotechnology) Group meeting, 15th October 2021

Last Friday 15th October we have celebrated the monthly online meeting of Wine Biotechnology Research Group.

The last results of different projects have been discussed and our colleague Xiaolin Zhu (predoctoral researcher) has presented an assay of her PhD defence that will be next 3rd November.



Thursday, 16 September 2021

RedBAL (Spanish LAB network) online meeting with communication of Candela Ruiz de Villa

RedBAL (Spanish Lactic Acid Bacteria network) has celebrated its 14th annual meeting, 8-10 September 2021. The program and book of abstracts is available here.

Our PhD student Candela Ruiz de Villa has successfully presented her work on screening of yeast strains in relation to malolactic fermentation.



Friday, 6 August 2021

New article - a review - on the microbial interactions in alcoholic beverages

Microbial interactions in alcoholic beverages (Review)

Rafael Torres-Guardado, Braulio Esteve-Zarzoso, Cristina Reguant, Albert Bordons

International Microbiology  2021  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10123-021-00200-1

    This article is a review that examines the different types of interactions between the microorganisms involved in the fermentation processes of alcoholic beverages produced all over the world from cereals or fruit juices. 

    The alcoholic fermentation converting sugars into ethanol is usually carried out by yeasts, mainly Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which can grow directly using fruit sugars (wine, cider, and others), or on previously hydrolyzed starch of cereals (beers and others). Some of these beverages, or the worts from cereals, can be distilled to obtain spirits. Besides S. cerevisiae, all alcoholic beverages can contain other microorganisms, mostly lactic acid bacteria and other yeasts —the non-Saccharomyces yeasts—. 

    The interactions between all these microorganisms are very diverse and complex, as in any natural occurring ecosystem. The positive or negative effects of these interactions on the organoleptic qualities of the final product have been also revised. Focusing mainly on the alcoholic beverages produced by spontaneous fermentations, this paper reviews the interactions between the different yeasts and lactic acid bacteria in wine, cider, beer and in spirits such as tequila, mezcal and cachaça.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

NEW Position Offer

POSITION OFFER : one Trainee predoctoral researcher in our group, with Lactic acid bacteria research team. Click here.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY 2022 !!!