August 2016: Frederico published two new papers this month, one in FEMS Yeast Research ‘Maltose and maltotriose utilisation by group I strains of the hybrid lager yeast Saccharomyces pastorianus‘ and the other in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology ‘Ploidy influences the functional attributes of de novo lager yeast hybrids‘. Manuela also had a paper accepted for publication in Journal of Microbiological Methods entitled ‘Simplified CRISPR-Cas genome editing for Saccharomyces cerevisiae‘.
July 2016: The YEASTCELL and Quantfung ITNs co-organized a Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Workshop at the PYFF6 meeting in Lisbon on July 11th. 4 Early Stage Researchers from each of the networks gave a talk on their research and spent an evening networking at a local restaurant.
Leonie gave a talk at the European Congress on Biotechnology conference that took place from 3-6th of July in Krakow, Poland. She presented her work on “Biosynthesis of very long-chain fatty alcohols and wax esters in metabolically engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae”.
Nurzhan’s research article ‘Assessing physio-macromolecular effects of lactic acid on Zygosaccharomyces bailii cells during microaerobic fermentation‘ has been accepted in FEMS Yeast Research. Anna published a review article ‘Blastobotrys (Arxula) adeninivorans – a promising alternative yeast for biotechnology and basic research‘ in the journal Yeast.
June 2016: YEASTCELL ESRs and PIs spent a sun-soaked week at Supagro Montpellier partipcipating in the third and final Summer School – ‘Application of Saccharomyces yeasts for Industrial Fermentation’. The group heard a series of lectures on Yeast Diversity and Genome Evolution, Quantitative Yeast Genetics and Industrial Fermentation; alongside a visit to the IRNA experimental winery at Pech Rouge. The students also attended in a Leadership and Management Skills course delivered by Hfp consulting.