Penticton, BC – On the occasion of the 9th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow sponsored by the British Columbia Wine Grape Council, Genome BC is pleased to announce the launch of WineGen, a unique international wine genomics research and development program with an investment of $5 million.
The multi-national project is led by Drs. Hennie van Vuuren and Steve Lund of the University of British Columbia Wine Research Centre and Drs. Richard Gardner from the University of Auckland, and Michael Trought of the Marlborough Wine Research Centre in New Zealand. Other participants include Dr. Chris Owens from the US Department of Agriculture, Dr. Terrence van Rooyen, Niagara College in Ontario and BC wineries Calona Vineyards and Poplar Grove Winery.
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