The Australasian Yeast Group is an informal grouping of Australasian researchers who work on yeast.

The Australian Yeast Group grew from national conferences on ‘Yeast: Products and Discovery’ (YPD) held in 2000 and 2002 that focused on yeast as a model organism in fundamental research (e.g. molecular biology, physiology and biochemistry) and applications of yeast in industry (e.g. beer making, winemaking and heterologous expression). The YPD 2000 and YPD 2002 conferences brought together 50 – 60 yeast scientists from a diversity of backgrounds in industry, academia and research institutes. With the inclusion of our colleagues from New Zealand, the Australasian Yeast Group was born. The aim of this homepage is to provide a means of keeping the members of this community in touch with one another.

YPD2019 Advance Notice –  A Yeast Products and Discovery meeting is being organised at the University of Sydney from the 4th – 6th December. See the YPD19 events page for details.


The AYG database is maintained to assist interested persons to contact members of the Australasian Yeast Group.

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