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Personal profile

Personal profile

Leigh is the Director of the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University and was appointed to this role in 2018 having filled the role of Acting Director from September 2016.   Leigh has an extensive background in analytical chemistry relating to grape and wine analysis, wine production systems and wine microbiology.  During his PhD on Micro-oxygenation of red wine he helped develop novel data modelling algorithms in the field of chemometrics.  Since 2011 chemometrics and metabolomics has been a feature of Leigh's research and collaborations.  Complex data analysis, metabolomics, rapid methods of assessment determining the impact of abiotic and biotic factors upon grapevine and plant performance, berry composition and wine style are some of his research interests.

Research Interests

Data Integration

Education/Academic qualification

Oenology, PhD, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 01 Dec 2011

University Teaching & Learning, Graduate Certificate University Teaching and Learning, Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 01 Dec 2004

Microbiology, Masters of Applied Science (Research), University of Tasmania

Award Date: 01 Mar 1996

Clinical biochemistry, haematology, microbiology, Bachelor Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), University of Tasmania

Award Date: 01 Mar 1991

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)


    Cultivar, site or harvest date: the Gordian knot of Wine Terroir DATASET

    Schmidtke, L. (Creator), Antalick, G. (Creator), Antalick, G. (Creator), Suklje, K. (Creator), Blackman, J. (Creator), Boccard, J. (Creator) & Deloire, A. (Creator), Charles Sturt University, 2019


    Grape image database

    Seng, J. (Creator), Ang, K. (Creator), Schmidtke, L. (Creator) & Rogiers, S. (Creator), Charles Sturt University, 2018



    • 1 Conference/Symposium

    International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology

    Leigh Schmidtke (Invited speaker)


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    Why you shouldn’t make your own alcohol at home

    Leigh Schmidtke


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    Wine expert weighs up expectations for 2020 vintage

    Leigh Schmidtke


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    Rewarding research role acknowledgement

    Leigh Schmidtke


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    Uni of Adelaide scoops two national awards

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