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ARC Early Career Industry Fellowship for Dr Mango Parker

8 May 2024

The Australian Research Council announced this week the 50 recipients across Australia of its Early Career Industry Fellowship program. The AWRI is delighted to share the news that Senior Research Scientist, Mango Parker has been awarded one of these prestigious fellowships to support her work on smoke taint.

Mango’s fellowship will support a three-year project titled ‘Decoding airborne volatiles in environmental smoke that taint wine’. Congratulations Mango!

Mango Parker has with a strong track record in aroma and flavour chemistry research, with a h-index impact factor of 18. Her 25 peer-reviewed publications cover smoke taint, volatiles, non-volatiles, rotundone, phenolics and tannin. She was awarded the inaugural Manfred Rothe Gold prize for Excellence in Flavour Science in 2019, for her PhD work which established that naturally occurring grape-derived glycosides can contribute to wine flavour by releasing odorants in the mouth during tasting. She started her career in 1999 in the Southcorp Wine graduate program, and has maintained strong industry connections through her research at AWRI. Mango has presented at conferences in Germany, Austria and Australia, and has recorded several podcasts on smoke taint and wine flavour, including an episode of the BBC’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox, Professor Brian Schmidt, Robin Ince, Dr Patricia Williamson and Tim Minchin.

More information about the ARC Early Career Industry Fellowship program can be found here: