doc. dr. Katja Šuklje Antalick

researcher Department of Fruit Growing, Viticulture and Oenology Abiotic stress, grapevine metabolites, volatiles, public service for viticulture Researchers +386 (0)1 280 52 74

Work experiences

2010-2013      Department for Viticulture and Oenology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; (part of the PhD studies)

2013-2016      National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, Charles Sturt University, Australia (post-doc)

2016-2018      Wine research Centre and School for Viticulture and Enology, University of Nova Gorica,

                       Timo Myer winery, Australia


Professional training

3 months in metabolomics laboratory  with prof. dr. Urška Vrhovsek at Foundationi Edmund Mach, Italy

Collaboration on projects

  • Multidisciplinary approach for waste water cleaning: use in agriculture (2018-2020); Slovenian (ARRS) -Israeli project
  • Data integration to maximize the power of omics for grapevine improvement (INTEGRAPE) (2018-2022); Financed from EU
  • Opportunities for an Environmental-friendly Viticulture: optimization of water management and introduction of new Rootstock and Scion genotypes (ENVIROS) (2017-2020) ; Financed from EU
  • Developing a phone-based imaging tool to inform on fruit volume and potential optimal harvest time (2015-2018); Financed by Wine Australia
  • Optimising grape quality and value to improve vineyard profitability and sustainability (2013 – 2016); Financed by Wine Australia

Scientific area and expert work

Abiotic stress, grapevine metabolites, volatiles, public service for viticulture


Basic viticulture and Advanced viticulture course coordinator at School for Viticulture and Enology, University of Nova Gorica

Achievements and awards

Author of  the best poster communication for the session III “Active compounds and vineyard management’ of  the third edition of the international conference series of Wine Active Compounds

Selected publications

ŠUKLJE, Katja, CARLIN, Silvia, STANSTRUP, Jan, ANTALICK, Guillaume, BLACKMAN, John W., MEEKS, Campbell, DELOIRE, Alain, SCHMIDTKE, Leigh, VRHOVŠEK, Urška. Unravelling wine volatile evolution during Shiraz grape ripening by untargeted HS-SPME-GC x GC-TOFMS. Food chemistry, 2019, vol. 277, str. 753-765, doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.10.135.


CHOU, Hsiao-Chi, ŠUKLJE, Katja, ANTALICK, Guillaume, SCHMIDTKE, Leigh, BLACKMAN, John W. Late-season Shiraz berry dehydration that alters composition and sensory traits of wine. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 2018, vol. 66, iss. 29, str. 7750-7757, doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01646.


ROSSOUW, Gerhard C., ORCHARD, Beverley A., ŠUKLJE, Katja, SMITH, Jason P., BARRIL, Celia, DELOIRE, Alain, HOLZAPFEL, Bruno P. Vitis vinifera root and leaf metabolic composition during fruit maturation : implications of defoliation. Physiologia Plantarum, 2017, vol. 161, iss. 4, str. 434-450 doi: 10.1111/ppl.12604.


ŠUKLJE, Katja, ANTALICK, Guillaume, COETZEE, Zelmari, SCHMIDTKE, Leigh, BAŠA ČESNIK, Helena, BRANDT, Jeane, DU TOIT, Wessel Johannes, LISJAK, Klemen, DELOIRE, Alain. Effect of leaf removal and ultraviolet radiation on the composition and sensory perception of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Sauvignon Blanc wine. Australian journal of grape and wine research, 2014, vol. 20, iss. 2, str. 223-233, doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12083.


ŠUKLJE, Katja, ANTALICK, Guillaume, BUICA, Astrid, LANGLOIS, Jennifer, COETZEE, Zelmari, GOUOT, Julia, SCHMIDTKE, Leigh, DELOIRE, Alain. Clonal differences and impact of defoliation on Sauvignon blanc (Vitis vinifera L.) wines : a chemical and sensory investigation. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 2016, vol. 96, no. 3, str. 915-926, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7165.