The French agronomist and oenologist Dr. Jean-Michel Boursiquot (b. 1958) comes from a family of winegrowers in the département Charente (the area of cognac ). He studied at the University of Montpellier under the well-known Ampelographen Pierre Galet (* 1921), whose successor he became. He taught and published in the subjects as director of the department "Francois de la Vigne et du Vin" ampelography with the fields of genetics and breeding. documents, interspecific hybrids as well as French and international varieties,
Boursiquot performed important functions such as the OIV as Vice-President (2001-2003), President of the Viticulture Commission (1997-2000), President of the Expert Group "Genetic Resources and Vine-Selection" (2004), at the INAO as a member of the National Wine Committee and at the UPOV as a national expert. He has received many awards for his many achievements, including the French Ministry of Agriculture's Ordre du Mérite Abgricole (2003) and the OIV Medal of Merit (2005). In collaboration with the University of California he was from the 1990s in the descent of many French grape varieties means DNA analysis involved, especially the numerous Pinotsorten plus descendants are mentioned. He works closely with Dr. Carole Meredith as well as Thierry Lacombe together.