Metagenomics, microbial ecology, bioinformatics
Metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, yeast pan-genome.
Yeast strain development. Role of yeast in wine flavour.
Yeast physiology and metabolism during wine fermentation. Metabolomics and transcriptomics of the yeast cell. Yeast stress responses. Production of esters in response to different nutrients and fermentation conditions.
Stress tolerance in yeast. Yeast/environment interactions. Yeast strain development.