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.

YPD2017 in Ballarat was a great meeting. The conference proceedings and other details of the event are available via the events page.


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

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