Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Based at Dr. David Jeffery (A/P) wine chemistry lab at the Department of Wine and Food Science, The University of Adelaide, I am currently working on chemistry of potent volatile sulfur compounds in wine as a PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Dimitra Capone.
From a background in Food Science/Nutrition (B. Eng.) and Flavour Chemistry (M. Eng.), I started this current PhD project focusing on one of the most potent odour-active polyfunctional thiols (or varietal thiols) in wines in 2015.
Using chemical synthesis, analytical chemistry (GC-MS, HPLC-MS/MS), fermentation techniques, and sensory evaluation, the chirality, stereochemistry, and impacts from winemaking/viticulture on polyfunctional thiols have been investigated.
More information on the project and obtained results can be seen on the Publications page.
Besides research life, I invest my time reading, writing, and drawing. I am a self-taught illustrator and interested in science communication and storytelling. Have a collaboration idea or even just a story want to share, email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award - KP Barley Award (awarded on the basis of research performance to a postgraduate student within the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences) - The University of Adelaide (2018)
Grant - Adelaide Graduate Centre Travel Grant - The University of Adelaide (2018)
Funding - Wine Australia (2015-2019)
Scholarship - PhD scholarship - The University of Adelaide - China Scholarship Council (2015-2019)
Scholarship - National scholarship - Ministry of Education (MOE) of P. R. China (2014)
A cool way to enhance thiols in Sauvignon blanc, Wine Business 2019
Year Citation 2019 Tondini, F., Lang, T., Chen, L., Herderich, M., & Jiranek, V. (2019). Linking gene expression and oenological traits: comparison between Torulaspora delbrueckii and Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 294, 42-49.
2019 Chen, L., Capone, D. L., Nicholson, E. L., & Jeffery, D. W. (2019). Investigation of intraregional variation, grape amino acids, and pre-fermentation freezing on varietal thiols and their precursors for Vitis vinifera Sauvignon blanc.. Food chemistry, 295, 637-645.
2019 Chen, L., Capone, D., & Jeffery, D. (2019). Analysis of potent odour-active volatile thiols in foods and beverages with a focus on wine. Molecules, 24(13).
2018 Chen, L., Capone, D., Tondini, F., & Jeffery, D. (2018). Chiral polyfunctional thiols and their conjugated precursors upon winemaking with five Vitis vinifera Sauvignon blanc clones. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(18), 4674-4682.
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2018 Chen, L., Capone, D., & Jeffery, D. (2018). Identification and quantitative analysis of 2-methyl-4-propyl-1,3-oxathiane in wine. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(41), 10808-10815.
2018 Chen, L., Capone, D., & Jeffery, D. (2018). Chiral analysis of 3-sulfanylhexan-1-ol and 3-sulfanylhexyl acetate in wine by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analytica Chimica Acta, 998, 83-92.
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Year Citation 2017 Capone, D., Chen, L., Francis, L., & Jeffery, D. (2017). Quantitation of potent polyfunctional thiols and their enantiomers in wine using HPLC-MS/MS after derivatization. Poster session presented at the meeting of ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Washington, DC: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
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