Yeast Biotech Blog


Yeast Biotechnology can be defined as the application of yeast to the development of industrial products and processes.

Yeast is one of the oldest forms of biotechnology; in fact beer making has been taking place for over 7,000 years. However, it wasn’t until the late 1800’s, when the first pure brewing strains were isolated and key biochemical was work done by Louis Pasteur on fermentation, that the modern era of Yeast Biotechnology began. Yeast then became one of the preferred model systems for genetics research from the 1970’s onwards and this led to the first major applications in medical biotechnology.

Future develo20140729_150602.jpgpments are likely to see the application of yeast in new forms of biotechnology such as biofuels, cell factories for fine and bulk chemicals, food flavours and ingredients.


Take a look at our Blog Posts:

Yeasts and chocolate, the new “BFFs”
Posted on February 16, 2016
by Ângela Carvalho

The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii and human health
Posted on December 5, 2015
by Manuela Gottardi

Sometimes yeast gets convinced to enter into an unusual partnership
Posted on December 3, 2015
by Matthias Eder

Synthetic Yeast Sc2.0
Posted on January 29, 2015
by Anja Brickwedde

How to get several genes simultaneously integrated into the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae?
Posted on January 29, 2015
by Leonie Wenning

Yeast hybridization: a solution for biodiversity conservation?
Posted on January 29, 2015
by Frederico Magalhães

Evolution of metabolic pathways
Posted on February 9, 2015
by Manuela Gottardi

Turn yeast into a painkiller biofactory
Posted on April 8, 2015
by Ângela Carvalho

Yeast for Valentine’s Day? – Yeasts produce rose-like aromas to woo insects
Posted on April 8, 2015
by Javier Varela

Controlling yeast: one step further
Posted on April 16, 2015
by David Ferreira

Killer yeast or survival instinct
Posted on April 20, 2015
by Nurzhan Kuanyshev

Production of essential omega-3 fatty acids by the non-conventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica
Posted on September 15, 2015
by Leonie Wenning


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