In the wine light

In the wine light is a research communication competition held in conjunction with the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference.

It provides a unique opportunity to profile and celebrate the innovative research conducted by postgraduate students from around the world, and provides them with an opportunity to enhance their communication skills.

Research higher degree (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance. This challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
To add to the challenge, each presentation is appraised by an esteemed judging panel and also by the audience which includes many of the international speakers from the AWITC.

Adelaide Convention Centre
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
7.30pm to 9.00pm.

Prizes The winners of In the wine light are awarded :

• First Prize: $500
• People’s Choice Prize: $500

The 2016 In the Wine Light winners

Chen Liang, University of Adelaide

The people’s choice was awarded to Chen Liang, also a PhD scholar from the University of Adelaide. Chen charmed the audience with her presentation on a new technique involving magnetic imprinted polymers to eliminate excessive methoxypyrazines from wines.

Jasmine Peter, University of Adelaide

The winner of the Judges’ prize was Jasmine Peter, a final year PhD scholar from the University of Adelaide, who presented her research into the use of a yeast gene deletion library to identify genes that positively and negatively influence fermentation under limited nitrogen conditions.