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Julie Culbert

Position: Research Scientist

BSc (Hons), PhD University of Adelaide

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Phone: 08 83136600
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Since: 07/11/2016

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


Refereed publications
Pardo-Garcia, A. I.; Culbert, J. A.; Lloyd, N. D. R.; Alonso, G.; Salinas, M. R.; Wilkinson, K. L. (2017) Accumulation of guaiacol glycoconjugates in fruit, leaves and shoots of Vitis vinifera cv. Monastrell following foliar applications of guaiacol or oak extract to grapevines. Food Chem., 217, 782-789.
Verdonk, N. R., Wilkinson, J., Culbert, J. A., Ristic, R., Pearce, K. L. and Wilkinson, K. L. (2017) Toward a model of sparkling wine purchasing preferences. International Journal of Wine Business Research 29(1), In Press
Pearce, K.; Culbert, J.; Cass, D.; Cozzolino, D.; Wilkinson, K. (2016) Influence of sample storage on the composition of carbonated beverages by MIR spectroscopy. Beverages 2, 26.
Culbert, J.; Verdonk, N.; Ristic, R.; Mantilla, S.; Lane, M.; Pearce, K.; Cozzolino, D.; Wilkinson, K. (2016) Understanding consumer preferences for Australian sparkling wine vs. French Champagne. Beverages, 2(3), 19.
Culbert, J.A.; Cozzolino, D.; Ristic, R.; Wilkinson, K.L. (2015) Classification of Sparkling Wine Style and Quality by ATR Combined with MIR Spectroscopy. Molecules, 20, 8341-8356.
Pardo-Garcia, A. I.; Wilkinson, K. L.; Culbert, J. A.; Lloyd, N. D. R.; Salinas, M. R. (2015) Accumulation of Glycoconjugates of 3-Methyl-4-hydroxyoctanoic Acid in Fruits, Leaves, and Shoots of Vitis vinifera cv. Monastrell following Foliar Applications of Oak Extract or Oak Lactone. J. Ag. Food Chem., 63(18), 4533-4538.
Schmid, F.; Li, Y.; Liebich, B.; Culbert, J.; Day, D.; Jiranek, V. (2007) Evaluation of Red Wine Made on a Small Scale Utilizing Frozen Must. J. Ag. Food Chem., 55 (17), 7156-7161.
Avery, T. D.; Culbert, J. A.; Taylor, D. K. (2006) The First Total Synthesis of Natural Grenadamide. Org. Biomol. Chem., 4, 323.
Davies, B. J.; Herbert, M. K.; Culbert, J. A.; Pyke, S. M.; Coller, J. K.; Somogyi, A. A.; Milne, R. W.; Sallustio, B. C. (2006) Enantioselective Assay for the Determination of Perhexiline Enantiomers in Human Plasma by Liquid Chromatography. J. Chromatography B, 832 (1), 114-120.
Avery, T. D.; Caiazza, D.; Culbert, J. A.; Taylor, D. K.; Tiekink, E. R. T. (2005) 1,2-Dioxines Containing Tethered Hydroxyl Functionality as Convenient Precursors for Pyran Syntheses. J. Org. Chem., 70 (21), 8344-8351.

Other publications/presentations
Culbert, J.; McRae, J.; Schmidtke, L.M.; Nicholson, E.; Boss, P.; Smith, P.; Wilkinson. K.L. (2016) Compositional variation amongst Australian sparkling white wines. Proceedings of the 16th Australian wine industry technical conference; 24-28 July 2016; Adelaide, SA: Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference Inc. In Press
Verdonk, N.R.; Culbert, J.A.; Wilkinson, K.L. (2015) All that sparkles… Wine and Viticulture Journal, 30(1), 71-73.
Liew, D.; Culbert, J.; Linge, K.; José Farré, M.; Knight, N.; Morran, J.; Halliwell, D.; Newcombe, G.; Charrois, J. W. A. (2014) National Occurrence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). An Investigation of 38 Australian Drinking Water Supplies In Recent Advances in Disinfection By-Products (pp. 135–149).
Newcombe, G.; Morran, J.; Culbert, J.; Kapralos, C. (2014) Generic Management Plan for Nitrosamines in Drinking Water. IWA Publishing, London, U.K.
Newcombe, G.; Culbert, J.; Morran, J. (2014) Guidance Manual for the Minimisation of NDMA and other Nitrosamines in Drinking and Recycled Water. IWA Publishing, London, U.K.
Newcombe, G.; Morran, J.; Culbert, J. (2012) NDMA Attracting International Attention. Water, 39 (3), 76-82.
Culbert, J.; Morran, J.; Slyman, N.; Smith, B.; Newcombe, G. (2012) Occurrence and Management of Nitrosamines in Australian Drinking and Recycled Water. OzWater 2012 Conference paper.