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 YPD2019 events page.


The Australasian Yeast Group (AYG)

The Australian Yeast Group is an informal grouping of Australian researchers who work on yeast. The AYG 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 site is to provide a means of keeping the members of this community in touch with one another.

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/)


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

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