On the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, held on September 9, 2009, Genome Canada announced the launch of “Grape and Wine Genomics”, an international wine genomics research and development program with an investment of $3.4 million. The multi-national project is led by Drs. Steven Lund and Hennie van Vuuren of the UBC Wine Research Centre. Other participants include Dr. Joerg Bohlmann from the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, Dr. Vivien Measday of the UBC Wine Research Centre, Drs. Michael Howlett and David Laycock from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Christopher Owens from the US Department of Agriculture, Dr. Paul Yager from the University of Washington, Dr. Sue Abrams from the Plant Biotechnology Institute in Saskatchewan, Dr. George van der Merwe from the University of Guelph in Ontario and BC wineries Calona Vineyards and Poplar Grove Winery.
October 1, 2009