After graduation in Enology at the Bordeaux faculty of Enology, she got her PhD of “Ampélologie – Enologie” at Bordeaux University. She has been in charge of research in biotechnology at Laffort Oenology company, Bordeaux France during 6 years. Now she is professor of enology and she is at the head of the scientific department of Bordeaux Sciences Agro. Isabelle Masneuf-Pomarede conducts research on wine microbiology, especially of wine yeasts including fermentative and spoilage yeast.
Microbial ecology from grapes to wine at the community (yeast and bacteria) and species (genetic and phenotypic diversity, population structure) scale.