Partnering with FEMS
FEMS is a unique, active and diverse network of around 30,000 professionals who are committed to advancing microbiology for the benefit of society in the areas of health, energy, food, materials and the environment. Set up in the UK as a small charity in 1974, today we are a growing coalition of over 50 Member Societies from 38 countries across Europe. Many of those in our network are early career researchers. Others are experienced scientists, industry professionals, students and campaigners.
The concept of working with pure cultures is deeply ingrained in the psyche of the microbiologist. But is this the only way? For example, there are many natural fermented product where mixed cultures are the norm: think of lambic beer, spontaneous wines and ciders, fermented dairy products and sourdough bread. Indeed, it is increasingly felt that interactions between microbes increase the metabolic potential of the community and give rise to more complex fermented products. FEMS Yeast Research is pleased to offer this set of minireviews that provide a current perspective on yeast ecology.