This travel bursary funded attendance at the XVII International Botrytis Symposium, held in Santa Cruz, Chile. The bursary recipient was an invited keynote speaker at this symposium. The keynote lecture covered aspects of Wine Australia research project CSU 1301 and dealt with the use of ATR FTIR and GC MS techniques for Botrytis cinerea detection and evaluation. In addition to the keynote presentation, a further oral presentation on laccase gene expression during the infection of grape berries by Botrytis cinerea was delivered. Several areas of research collaboration were discussed with international colleagues working on Botrytis. Selected highlights from the symposium presentations are discussed in this report. Knowledge gained as a result of the symposium attendance and associated study tour will be incorporated into current and planned research activities. Wine education packages delivered by Charles Sturt University will be updated to reflect the latest knowledge on Botrytis biology and management.
|Publisher||Charles Sturt University|
|Commissioning body||Australian Grape and Wine Authority trading as Wine Australia|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|