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FEMS Yeast Research Webinar Library

Watch the recordings of the FEMS Yeast Research Webinars, featuring top scientists and authors of recent papers on a range of topics.


Genomic Insights into Yeast Diversity and Evolution

(First aired 28th January 2021)

This webinar explored how technological advances in genome analysis give important insights into the diversity and evolution of yeasts. The speakers discussed 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 also offered new genome-level perspectives on how yeast species emerge and diversify over different evolutionary time-scales.

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,

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,


Advances in Synthetic Biology Tools to Engineer Yeast Cells for Biotechnology

(First aired 05.11.2020)

Yeasts have long been used to produce alcoholic beverages and fuel ethanol. Its fast growth, well-developed genetics, robustness in large-scale fermentations and resistance to inhibitors and phages have made it the preferred microbial cell factories for production of a broad range of valuable products such as biofuels, biochemicals, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. Synthetic biology aims to build genetic circuits and synthetic cells to understand native biological systems and harness them for a wide range of applications. Exciting advances are now being made in the application of synthetic biology to yeast metabolic engineering for biotechnology.

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

Speaker 1: Hal Alper, Associate Chair, Z.D. Bonner Professorship in Chemical Engineering; Cockrell Family Dean’s Chair in Engineering Excellence, The University of Texas at Austin (USA) Author of: Matthew Deaner, Hal S Alper, Enhanced scale and scope of genome engineering and regulation using CRISPR/Cas in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeFEMS Yeast Research, Volume 19, Issue 7, November 2019, foz076,

Speaker 2: Jin Hou, Associate Professor, Shandong University, Jinan (SDU), China Author of: Chenxi Qiu, Haotian Zhai, Jin Hou, Biosensors design in yeast and applications in metabolic engineering, FEMS Yeast Research, Volume 19, Issue 8, December 2019, foz082,

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