As part of its missions, CHANGINS | School of Viticulture and Oenology leads applied research and development projects (aR&D) in close collaboration with viticulture and oenology sectors.

Changins, through its research activities, wants to contribute to the innovation and to scientific, technical and economic influence of Swiss vitiviniculture.

The aR&D projects, recognized nationally and internationally, produce new knowledge which enables the improvement of teaching, as well as technical and scientific innovations in the field of vine and wine.

The aR&D in CHANGINS:

  • Develops innovative technologies with private partners to increase their competitiveness in the market
  • Responds to the needs of the wine industry by proposing innovative solutions to enhance diversity, authenticity, competitiveness and quality of products while ensuring that they remain economically and ecologically sustainable
  • Provides solutions that meet technical and legislative requirements
  • Supports knowledge development and sharing
  • Enables the development of interdisciplinary relationships with Swiss and international partners

Do you have a project or an idea you want to develop?

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Jean-Philippe Burdet, aR&D manager

Clémence Roggo, scientific collaborator

Contact
Jean-Philippe Burdet
aR&D Manager T + 41 22 363 40 78

Research topics

Crop production, quality and maturity of the products

  • Sustainable production and protection of the environment
  • Viticultural terroirs

Wines, brandies and foodstuffs

  • Originality et quality of products
  • Vinification techniques and innovative technologies
  • Sustainable vine and wine sector and by-products valorisation
  • Oenological and sensory analysis

Wine business and wine marketing

Recent publications

FOURNIER, B., SAMARITANI, E., FREY, B., SEPPEY, C. V.W., LARA, E., HEGER, T. J., MITCHELL, E. A. D., 2020
Higher spatial than seasonal variation in floodplain soil eukaryotic microbial communities
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, e107842 (link)

LINDER, C., RÖSTI, J., LORENZINI, F., DENEULIN, P., BADERTSCHER, P., KEHRLI, P., 2020
Efficacy of kaolin treatments against Drosophila suzukii and their impact on the composition and taste of processed wines
Vitis, 59, 49-52 (link)

KOSINSKA-CAGNAZZO, A., HEEGER, A., UDRISARD, I., MATHIEU, M., BACH, B., ANDLAUER, W., 2020
Phenolic compounds of grape stems and their capacity to precipitate proteins from model wine,
Journal of Food Science and Technology, 57(2) : 435-443 (link)

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