My main interest is in the terpenoid pathways in grapevine. These compounds are incredibly diverse specialised metabolites with functions ranging from flavour and aroma compounds, semiochemicals and phytohormones. We utilise a number of biotechnology approaches and microbial and plant heterologous expression systems to ultimately assign functions to the genes and enzymes. A second research interest is studying the complex interaction between a grapevine and its environment (natural and manipulated). These studies are typically performed in highly variable vineyard settings and rely on data from multiple data layers: climate, soil, plant, metabolite and/or genome. The goal is to understand how a grapevine responds to their ever changing environment.