The Wine Research Centre’s mission is to conduct pioneering research in enology and viticulture and to develop highly qualified human resources with relevant scientific expertise and enterprise who will promote the technological advancement of the wine industry in Canada. This initiative is based on a concept of collaboration with researchers at the University of British Columbia, at other educational and research institutions and all facets of the wine industry.
The Wine Research Centre has modern and fully equipped molecular biology laboratories and a Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. In addition, the Microarray Facility in the Centre serves as a core DNA Array Facility for scientists on the UBC campus. Researchers in the Wine Research Centre also have full access to the outstanding research facilities in the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) which is conveniently located adjacent to the Centre.
Visit the lab pages of our researchers to learn more about their current projects: