Bordeaux University, France.
Bernard Doneche was born in Bordeaux (France) on 1 March 1950. He studied biochemistry at Bordeaux University and earned a PhD in chemistry and oenology of vineyard soils (1976) and a state "Doctorat es Sciences" in grape biochemistry (1987).
He started as an adjunct in the Faculty of Oenology at the Université Bordeaux Segalen in October 1974 and has been a lecturer there since 1988.
He has served as dean of the Faculty of Oenology since 2005. Since 2009, he has been the director of the teaching department at the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin Bordeaux Aquitaine, which is part of the Faculty.
He has been member of section 68 ("Biology of Organisms") of the National Council of the Universities since 2003. He is also the president of the French Permanent Oenology Consultative Council (for the State Diploma of Oenology), rector of the French Union of oenologists, and an expert at the OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) .
Research field: Dr. Doneche is a specialist of grape berry biochemistry and of the relationship between the fungus Botrytis cinerea and the grape berry, which occurs in the production of sweet white wines (Sauternes). His current research focuses on the skin of the grape berry (cell walls, proteomics, etc.)