In order to continue contributing to the development of collaborations and links with national and international researchers, in addition to receiving support for their current research projects, the Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) welcomed 9 new thesis students that have been integrated to collaborate during the 2021 period.
Ricardo Luna, Chemical Engineer and Postdoctoral researcher at CRI, explains that the relevance of having the participation of thesis students in the Center lies in the fact that “a bridge or nexus is made between the needs that exist in the industry with a solution proposed by the academy through research and development (R&D) with application in the wine industry. In addition, this allows the generation of collaborations and links with prestigious national and international researchers in the different lines of research. This allows us to be at the forefront of knowledge in R&D applied to the wine industry.”
This year the 9 students will support the different research lines that currently exist in the CRI’s strategic programs. From these works – specifically from doctoral and master thesis students – it is expected to generate a scientific publication in a high-impact journal as a result of the work carried out between the CRI and the university. Also, valid thesis documents will be generated, as well as the dissemination of the work in national and international congresses.
“I chose to do my master’s thesis at the CRI, since I consider Viña Concha y Toro as one of the most important wine companies in the country and with high international prestige. Working at the Center is a great opportunity to contribute solutions to the daily challenges of the wine industry. My expectations during my stay at the CRI are mainly focused on expanding my knowledge in the wine world, as well as getting to know and study new technologies in fermentation and their impact on the quality of wine. From my thesis work I hope to find solutions to common problems that occur in an industrial winery”, explains Rocío Catalán, a student in the postgraduate program Magister in Horticulture at the University of Talca.
We wish success to the new thesis students who join our Center for Research and Innovation during this new period.