Dr Rebecca Christina Deed

BSc Hons (Biological Sciences), PhD Science (Biological Sciences)

Research | Current

Biosynthesis of sulfur compounds during wine fermentation by the wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Teaching | Current

Course Coordinator of WINESCI 201 Introduction to Wine Science

Teach components of WINESCI 201, WINESCI 701, WINESCI 702, WINESCI 703, WINESCI 704 and WINESCI 707

Areas of expertise

Wine Science

Aroma Chemistry

Sensory Evaluation

Molecular Biology


Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Wine judging

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society Committee member

Faculty of Science Equity Committee member

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rozali, S. N. M., Milani, E. A., Deed, R. C., & Silva, F. V. M. (2017). Bacteria, mould and yeast spore inactivation studies by scanning electron microscope observations. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 263, 17-25. 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.10.008
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Filipa Silva
  • Deed, R. C., Fedrizzi, B., & Gardner, R. C. (2017). Influence of Fermentation Temperature, Yeast Strain, and Grape Juice on the Aroma Chemistry and Sensory Profile of Sauvignon Blanc Wines. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 65 (40), 8902-8912. 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03229
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruno Fedrizzi
  • Deed, R. C., Fedrizzi, B., & Gardner, R. C. (2017). Saccharomyces cerevisiae FLO1 Gene Demonstrates Genetic Linkage to Increased Fermentation Rate at Low Temperatures. G3 (Bethesda, Md.), 7 (3), 1039-1048. 10.1534/g3.116.037630
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruno Fedrizzi
  • Deed, R. C., Deed, N. K., & Gardner, R. C. (2015). Transcriptional response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to low temperature during wine fermentation. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 107 (4), 1029-1048. 10.1007/s10482-015-0395-5
  • Deed, R. C. (2013). Effect of low temperature on Sauvignon blanc fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/20376

Contact details

Primary location

Level 3, Room 3002
New Zealand