Oregon Wine Research Institute
Dr. Laurent Deluc is an associate professor at Oregon State University and a core faculty member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute. Laurent works on genomics and genetic engineering of grapevines. His research focuses on how genes function during plant development and in response to stress. His team has developed several research programs ranging from the control of the ripening onset in grape berries to the use of modern gene editing tools to characterize gene-to-trait relationship in the context of drought and plant pathogen interactions. Such knowledge can be used for the future development of targeted accelerated breeding in grapevines.