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Jennifer Bellon

Position: Senior Scientist

BSc (Biochemistry and Genetics) University of Adelaide

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Fax: 08 8313 6601
Since: 14 August 1997

Influence of novel yeast on the chemical and sensorial properties of wine.

Using molecular methods for studying wine yeast ecology.


Bellon JR, Schmid F, Capone DL, Dunn BL, Chambers PJ (2013) Introducing a new breed of wine yeast: Interspecific hybridization between a commercial wine yeast and Saccharomyces mikatae. PLoS ONE 8(4): e62053. 

Bizaj E, Cordente AG, Bellon JR, Raspor P, Curtin CD, Pretorius IS. A breeding strategy to harness flavor diversity of Saccharomyces interspecific hybrids and minimize hydrogen sulfide production. (2012) FEMS Yeast Res 12: 456-465. 

Bellon JR, Eglinton JM, Siebert TE, Pollnitz AP, Rose L, de Barros Lopes M, Chambers PJ. Newly generated interspecific wine yeast hybrids introduce flavor and aroma diversity to wines. (2011) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 91 (3); 603-612. 

Bellon, J. Generating interspecific wine yeast hybrids for funky wines. (2010) Microbiology Australia 31, (2): 86-88.

Bellon, J.; Rose, L.; Currie, B.; Ottawa, J.; Bell, S.; Mclean, H.; Rayment, C. Treacher, C.; Henschke, P. (2008) Summary from the winemaking with non-conventional yeasts workshops, 13th AWITC. Aust. N.Z. Grapegrower Winemaker 528: 72–77.

Bellon, J.; Robinson, E.; Cowey, G.; Graves, P.; Field, J.; Godden, P.; de Barros Lopes, M. (2003) The degree of genetic variation between strains of Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast isolated from different Australian wineries and regions. Bell, S.M.; de Garis, K.A.; Dundon, C.G.; Hamilton, R.P.; Partridge, S.J.; Wall, G.S., eds. Grapegrowing at the edge; Managing the wine business; Impacts on wine flavour: proceedings of a seminar; 10–11 July 2003, Barossa Convention Centre, Tanunda, S.A. Adelaide, S.A: Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology: 51–55.

Gécz, J.; Shaw, M.; Bellon, J.R.; de Barros Lopes, M. (2003). Human wild type SEDL protein functionally complements yeast Trs20p, but some naturally occurring SEDL mutants do not. Gene. Volume 320: 137-44.

de Barros Lopes, M.A.; Bellon, J.R.; Shirley, N.J.; Ganter, P.F. (2002) Evidence for multiple intespecific hybridization in Saccharomyces sensu stricto species. FEMS Yeast Res. 1, 323-331.

Bartowsky, E.J.; Francis, I.L.; Bellon, J.R.; Henschke, P.A. (2002) Is buttery aroma perception in wines predictable from the diacetyl concentration? Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. .8, 180-185.

Eglinton, J.M.; Bellon, J.R.; Pollnitz, A.P.; Heinrich, A.J.; Yap, A.J.; Langridge, P.; Henschke, P.A.; Høj, P.B.; de Barros Lopes, M.A. Genetic approaches to the improvement of wine. Blair, R.J.; Williams, P.; Høj, P.B., eds. Proceedings of the eleventh Australian wine industry technical conference; 7–11 October 2001; Adelaide, SA. Adelaide: Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference Inc.; 2002: 152–156.