February 23, 2016
A research project partly funded by Genome BC allows Dr. Vivien Measday, Associate Professor at the UBC Wine Research Centre, and her graduate student Jay Martiniuk to work with Dumayne and other growers and vintners.
February 9, 2016
Assistant Professor Simone Castellarin has been appointed UBC‘s Canada Research Chair in Viticulture & Plant Genomics, one of 31 new/renewed CRCs for UBC in 2016. The CRC program helps attract and retain top researchers across the country. There are 187 chairs at the university. Dr. Castellarin studies the biological mechanisms that control how grapes ripen and how they […]
September 20, 2015
The senses unravel the mysteries of a fine wine—a vintner can read the subtlety in colour, clarity, weight, density, smell, and taste; with eyes, nose and tongue telling the story of the journey from vine to glass. This part is really the dénouement of the winemaking tale. The true story of wine begins on the […]
January 28, 2015
“UBC is home to many a strange room, but few are so unexpected as the Wine Library. Tucked away discreetly in the basement of a nondescript building, painstakingly designed, the library is capable of housing up to 22,000 bottles in strictly controlled conditions. It is, I am told, the most secure room on campus (though I hope this isn’t true, given the […]
April 1, 2014
Simone Castellarin grew up in the vineyards of Northern Italy. Now he wants to share his wine-growing knowledge with B.C. growers.
July 25, 2013
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) invited Dr. Hennie van Vuuren, Director of the UBC Wine Research Centre, to take part in a special networking opportunity on Parliament Hill in February.
April 10, 2013
Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Agriculture Derek Sturko toured the Wine Research Centre in March, 2013.
May 9, 2012
Dr. van Vuuren was honoured by the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation in Ottawa for major scientific breakthroughs in his laboratory that will prevent the formation of neurotoxins and carcinogens in wine.
February 14, 2012
What happens in living cells when transposable jumping genes integrate into different loci in the genomes of cells?
January 17, 2011
UBC’s Wine Research Centre and The Australian Wine Research Institute received $585,000 to produce the first assembled genomic sequence of the Chardonnay grape.
July 8, 2009
Now celebrating its 10th year, the WRC has attracted world-renowned scientists and close to $17 million in research funding, including a major new $3.4 million project funded by Genome Canada and Genome BC.