A very warm welcome to yeast 2019!
The “International Yeast Conferences” started in the 1960s with a handful of delegates and since then have become THE most important event in yeast research. Now the yeast meeting to returns to Gothenburg. Many yeast researchers still remember the meeting in 2003 with over 1,100 delegates, a truly memorable event.
The Life Sciences are changing and yeast research remains at their forefront. Advancements in genome sequencing and genome editing just make yeast more exciting as model organism in basic cell biological research, genome evolution and as a tool for synthetic biology and biotechnology.
One of the most important reasons for the enormous success of yeast research lies in the unique character of the international yeast research community. No other community employs such a free exchange and access to information and research tools. Nor has any other community had the ability to build – even intercontinental – consortia of critical mass to tackle large-scale projects, such as in sequencing the first eukaryotic genome or the first comprehensive yeast knockout library. Yeast2019 is the meeting of the international yeast research community where the latest, and even unpublished results are exchanged, and new projects, alliances, and collaborations are founded. A do-not-miss-event.
We attempt to incorporate the present excitement in yeast research in the programme of yeast2019. We are confident that this conference will contain important news and information for all yeast researchers. Taken together, yeast2019 will provide an up-to-date overview in yeast research and it will set the scene for years to come. After all, it is one of the most affordable international conferences of such as size and reputation!
On behalf of the organising committee,