December 12, 2018
Dr. Chris Curtin joined Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor of Brewing Microbiology in 2016. Prior to this he was Research Manager – Biosciences at the Australian Wine Research Institute, where he led a program of research focused on the role of yeast in development of wine flavor. A major focus of his work has been understanding the biology of non-conventional yeasts, particularly Brettanomyces, and how they can be used in fermentation systems. At OSU his lab uses high-throughput screening tools and next-generation sequencing to better understand the microbes involved in brewing.