Guilherme Martins holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bordeaux (France) in microbiology and biotechnology, and a degree in enology from the University of Vila Real (Portugal).
His current research topic focuses on the microbial community associated with grape berries: how the abiotic and biotic factors influence this community and its importance on grape composition and quality.
Guilherme is also a winemaker with experience that covers countries like Portugal, France and the US. He actively participates in promoting and developing innovations in winemaking research useful for both students and the community at large.
Microbial ecology, epiphytic communities associated with wine grapes (bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi), diversity and population structure. Dynamics and evolution of microbial populations interacting with grapevines.
Research unit and labs
Unité de Recherche Œnologie – EA 4577 – USC 1366 INRA