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Official Launch of the Centre

From left: Prof Aidan Byrne, Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Prof Vladimir Jiranek, Prof Mike Keller

From left: Prof Aidan Byrne, Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Prof Vladimir Jiranek, Prof Mike Keller

The Hon Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training, officially launched the new ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, in the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory (the Winery) at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus. Minister Pyne was met by Prof Warren Bebbington, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, Prof Mike Keller, Dean of Waite and Prof Vladimir Jiranek, Director of the Centre.  Prof Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council, The Hon David Ridgway MLC, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Food & Fisheries and Dr Andrew Southcott, Federal Member for Boothby also attended the launch.

Minister Pyne and VIP guests were taken on a tour of the Winery facilities and then introduced to some of the Centre’s PhD students who spoke in brief about their research with the aid of some interactive displays.

From left: Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Prof Aidan Byrne and Vice-Chancellor Warren Bebbington

From left: Minister Christopher Pyne MP, Prof Aidan Byrne and Vice-Chancellor Warren Bebbington

The Vice-Chancellor spoke about the central role of the University and the campus in the history of Australia’s wine research and industry. The pivotal role of the campus into the future is underscored with initiatives such as this Centre. Prof Jiranek highlighted the research activities and key objectives of the new Centre and acknowledged the support of its industry partners. Minister Pyne and Prof Aidan Byrne both affirmed their support for the Centre and the future investment in wine related research activities.

Minister Pyne officialy launched the Centre by unveiling two bottles of wine from the Centre’s first vintage.

 

 

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