Domen Škrab

Università degli Studi di Udine

In 2014 I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where I continued my Master’s studies in Food Science and graduated in 2017. In the same year, I started the doctoral course in the Ph.D. School “Agricultural Science and Biotechnology” at the University of Udine in collaboration with the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all’Adige, Italy.

As a doctoral student, I am involved in studying how agronomic procedures in different vineyard sites affect the quality of monovarietal sparkling wines, produced from Ribolla Gialla. This indigenous and old white grape variety is mostly cultivated today in North-Eastern Italy (in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region). Previously, the authors have been dealing mainly with the genetic diversity of Ribolla Gialla grapes, and not so much with the metabolic profile of sparkling wines. For this purpose, the multi-targeted approach is adopted in our study, focusing on the metabolites that may be linked with positive or negative aspects of wine quality.

PhD project: Optimization of agronomical and technological parameters of Ribolla Gialla for the production of quality sparkling wine

FEM Department and supervisor : Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Metabolomics Research Unit, Dr. Urška Vrhovšek,