The Australasian Yeast Group
The Australian Yeast Group (AYG) originated from national conferences in 2000 and 2002 titled ‘Yeast: Products and Discovery’ (YPD). These conferences emphasized yeast as a model organism for both fundamental research and industrial applications such as beer and winemaking. They attracted 50-60 yeast scientists from various sectors including academia, industry, and research institutes. Including colleagues from New Zealand, the group expanded to become the Australasian Yeast Group. The purpose of the group is to facilitate communication and collaboration among its members.
The AYG also maintains an affiliation with the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) through a Yeast Special Interest Group. Visit the ASBMB for special interest group details (https://www.asbmb.org.au/).
YPD2019 was held at the University of Sydney from the 4th – 6th December. As usual it was great to be there to hear about all things yeasty as well as getting to sample some of the brews from local producers.
The Proceedings and other conference details are available from the YPD2019 events page.