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Honours Project Available


What is the effect of yeast diversity on secondary ‘malolactic’ fermentation outcome?

Dr Krista Sumby

Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production researchers Dr Krista Sumby and Dr Dimitra Capone are looking for an enthusiastic student to undertake an honours project investigating microbial interactions in winemaking.  The ideal student will have an undergraduate background in microbiology.  Backgrounds in biochemistry and/or chemistry would also be advantageous.


 description of the project can be downloaded here.

Dr Dimitra Capone

The project will be undertaken at the Waite campus of The University of Adelaide and will involve laboratory work including; microbial culture, high-throughput fermentations using a robotic platform, HPLC and GCMS analysis, and microbial diversity analyses using qPCR or sequencing based methods.


If you are interested in this project please contact Dr Krista Sumby via email (, includingHonours Enquiry in the subject heading and a copy of your academic transcript.



Other Projects

We are happy to hear from students with their own funding who are interested in working in the Centre.  Please fill in the enquiry form below or email the Centre Manager Joanna Sundstrom ( and we can put you in touch with a suitable supervisor.


Collaborate with Us

We are always happy to discuss opportunities to collaborate with other researchers and members of the wine industry.

You are welcome to contact a specific researcher directly or send us an enquiry via the form at the bottom of this page.  Contact details for individual researchers can be found through the people page.


Visit Us

Our team is located across two nodes: one centred at The University of Adelaide’s Waite campus, which forms part of the Wine Innovation Cluster, and the second at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) at Charles Sturt University.

If you would like to organise a time to visit either Centre location please get in touch using the contact details below.  Alternatively, if you would like to visit a specific researcher, you may wish to contact them directly.

Researcher contact details can be found through the People page.

ARC TC-IWP at University of Adelaide

Phone: +61 8 83136764

Postal Address:

ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production
c/o TC Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom
University of Adelaide – Waite Campus
PMB1, Glen Osmond SA 5064

University of Adelaide, Waite Campus
Wine Innovation Central Building
Urrbrae SA 5064

University of Adelaide Waite Campus map –

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

ARC TC-IWP at NWGIC, Charles Sturt University

Phone: +61 2 6933 2940

Postal Address:

National Wine & Grape Industry Centre
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 588
Wagga Wagga NSW 2678

General Enquiries

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