Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV).
Ramón González performed his PhD training at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA) from the Spanish Nacional Research Council (CSIC) in Valencia. The main result published from his PhD thesis was the first genetically modified wine yeast strain that gave rise to improved wine quality. He spent 4 years at the Institute de Génétique et Microbiologie (IGM) in France, funded by EMBO and the EU, studying transcriptional regulation in lower eukaryotes. From 1998 he has been developing research in different topics around food biotechnology, but focusing on wine yeast biotechnology, in different institutes from CSIC in Valencia, Madrid, and La Rioja. He has developed non-recombinant genetically improved wine yeast strains, some of them already in the market. He has published more than 60 research articles in international journals, as well as patents and book chapters. In 2011, he co-edited the book "Molecular Wine Microbiology" (Elsevier). Currently he is a Research Professor at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV) in Logroño. The two main current research lines in his laboratory are "Functional genomics applied to wine research" and "Metabolic flux analysis of wine yeasts". His research is funded by public institutions as well as by cooperation with winemakers and some of the main international commercial producers of wine yeasts.