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ASEV Platform – March 22, 2016

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Board Spotlight: Dr. Linda Bisson

Dr. Linda Bisson

\ˈka-tə-ləst\ | noun

  • a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
  • a person or thing that precipitates an event.
By definition, Dr. Linda Bisson is a catalyst.

For the past 16 years, under the passionate guidance of Linda Bisson, ASEV has pushed forward in disseminating technical research without ever compromising the highest scientific and editorial standards. As Linda relinquishes her well-respected position as ASEV science editor, the Society proudly recognizes her extraordinary volunteer efforts, which have had a lasting and critical impact on ASEV.

Linda’s tenure as science editor, an ASEV board position, began in 2000. Under her leadership, AJEV moved to an online publication, making it more accessible to members and students. She oversaw the transition of AJEV manuscript submission from mail-in to online submissions, restructured the editorial board, and as a parting gift to the Society, played a vital role in planning and developing our newest publication, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice.

On behalf of the board members, staff, and members-at-large, we would like to thank Linda Bisson for her extraordinary commitment to our organization and our industry. Her dedication to science, her passion for learning, her integrity, and her inestimable energy have all shaped a more sophisticated, advanced, and dynamic industry. We have grown under her bright smile and invaluable guidance.

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2016 Best Paper Awards

We’re pleased to announce the 2016 Best Paper Award recipients. The selected authors will be formally recognized at the 67th National Conference in Monterey, California. The winning AJEV papers are available for free at

Best enology paper: Sulfur Dioxide and Glutathione Alter the Outcome of Microoxygenation by Angelita Gambuti of University of Naples, Italy; Guomin Han of Northwest A & F University, China; and Ana L. Peterson and Andrew L. Waterhouse of University of California, Davis.

Best viticulture paper: Characterization of Winery Wastewater for Reuse in California by Maya C. Buelow of University of California, Davis; Kerri Steenwerth of USDA/ARS c/o Department of Viticulture and Enology, Davis; Lucas C. R. Silva and Sanjai J. Parikh, both from University of California, Davis.

ASEV would like to thank the Best Paper Awards Committee members for their dedication throughout the year for reading dozens of manuscripts to make the tough decisions in selecting this year’s winners.

The Best Paper Award is generously supported by J. Lohr Vineyards.

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Submission Criteria, Requirements Available for Catalyst

Video articles and text-based manuscripts will be accepted for submissions to our new publication Catalyst: Discovery into Practice.

Catalyst is the sister publication of the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV). While AJEV focuses on foundational research, Catalyst will look to translate research into practice, extending fundamental discoveries in the scientific disciplines to sustain and advance grapegrowing and winemaking. ASEV members will be able to access information via HighWire Press, the current publisher for AJEV online.

To learn more about Catalyst, including submission criteria, click here. For specific questions about Catalyst, contact Raquel Abad.

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ASEV Hires Publications & Technology Coordinator

ASEV is pleased to welcome Daniel Friedlander as the new Publications & Technology Coordinator. Daniel’s main responsibilities are to maintain ASEV’s brand in all of the communication channels including websites, publications (non-scientific), and promotional materials. Additionally, he’ll oversee meeting presentations and signage, maintain databases, and provide IT support for the organization.

Experienced in various graphic design-related areas, Daniel’s technical background includes web development, networking, and troubleshooting. He brings an array of skills to complement the growing needs of ASEV. Daniel has a design degree from Western Washington University and speaks fluent Spanish.

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ASEV Events at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

ASEV held a media event at the Unified Symposium introducing the new publication, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, giving the media a closer look at the journal and access to editorial staff.

During the Unified, the ASEV booth teemed with activity in the main lobby as people stopped by to find out more about what’s going on at ASEV.

If you are interested in participating in any capacity, visit to review the committees where your talents best fit and contact us.