FEMS Yeast Research Webinar on Genomic Insights into Yeast Diversity and Evolution


This webinar will explore how technological advances in genome analysis give important insights into the diversity and evolution of yeasts. The speakers will discuss how studying the genomes of a wide range of strains from different ecological or geographical origins allows the detection of genomic signatures of pathogenicity, domestication and niche adaptation. They will also offer new genome-level perspectives on how yeast species emerge and diversify over different evolutionary time-scales.

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Thursday 28th January 2021, 10am ET / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET

Join us for a webinar on the Genomic Insights into Yeast Diversity and Evolution, featuring authors of recent papers in FEMS Yeast Research with:

Chair: John Morrissey, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research



Speaker 1: Daniela Delneri, University of Manchester (UK) Author of: Haya Alsammar, Daniela Delneri, An update on the diversity, ecology and biogeography of the Saccharomyces genus, FEMS Yeast Research, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2020, foaa013, https://academic.oup.com/femsyr/article/20/3/foaa013/5810663


Speaker 2: Toni Gabaldón, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (Spain) Author of: Toni Gabaldón, Hybridization and the origin of new yeast lineages, FEMS Yeast Research, Volume 20, Issue 5, August 2020, foaa040, https://academic.oup.com/femsyr/article/20/5/foaa040/5870662


This event is free to access for all and is part of a series of webinars by FEMS with Oxford University Press.

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