2018 Honorary Research Lecturer
Wine Tannins and Pigments: An Overview of 30 Years of Research

We are pleased to host our 2018 Honorary Research Lecturer Research Director Dr. Véronique Cheynier at the UMR Sciences pour l’Oenologie, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Paris. The honorary research lecturer is granted to an individual with a current national or international reputation in his or her field of research who is also actively involved in scientific research.

Dr. Cheynier is Director of Research at INRA, working at UMR Sciences Pour l’Oenologie (Joint Research Unit, Sciences for Enology, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Université de Montpellier) in Montpellier, France. She graduated with a doctorate in analytical chemistry at Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. Dr. Cheynier has been involved in phenolic compound research, especially in grape and wine phenolics, since 1983. In 1984-1985, she spent a year at the University of California, Davis, as a postdoctoral researcher working on wine polyphenols under Dr. Vernon L. Singleton, who was also recognized as an honorary research lecturer in 1986.

She currently heads the Polyphenol Platform and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Australian Journal of Grape & Wine Research, and Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.  She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. She also served as president of Groupe Polyphenols, the international society dedicated to the promotion of research on plant polyphenols, from 2012 to 2016.