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Julie Culbert

Position: Research Scientist

BSc (Hons), PhD University of Adelaide

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Since: 7 November 2016

Prior to her current role, Julie was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide working primarily on a project involving objective measures of Australian sparkling wine style and quality. This involved chemical and sensory evaluations and consumer studies for both sparkling white wine and sparkling Moscato. Julie was also involved in many other grape and wine research projects including (i) use of computational modelling for selecting adsorbents for improved fining of wine; (ii) accumulation of glycoconjugates of 3-Methyl-4-hydroxyoctanoic acid and guaiacol in fruit, leaves and shoots after foliar applications of oak extracts, oak lactone and guaiacol to grapevines; and (iii) the chemistry of flavoured Australian wines. Previous to her time at the University of Adelaide, Julie worked as a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Water Quality Centre (SA Water) and as an Analytical Chemist at Provisor. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Adelaide in 2005, where she undertook research into the organic synthesis of chemical moieties of significance in bioactive natural products.


Chemistry of wine flavour and aroma, analytical chemistry and smoke taint research


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