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British Yeast Group Meeting – The Versatility of Yeasts
University of Kent

Cantebury, United Kingdom
British Yeast Group Meeting – The Versatility of Yeasts
Microbiology Society
University of Kent
United Kingdom

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, September 11, 2017
11:00:00 Registration open
12:00:00 Welcome lunch - poster preparation
13:00:00 Opening remarks
13:15:00 Keynote 1: TBC Daniela Delneri
14:00:00 Keynote 2: Actin filament nucleation at membranes Kathryn Ayscough
14:45:00 Offered oral - A dynamic actin cytoskeleton is essential to maintain the fidelity of MAPK signalling Patrick Rockenfeller
15:00:00 Offered oral - Spatially differentiated roles for Cdc5/Polo kinase at the kinetochore Peter Thorpe
15:15:00 Offered oral - Phosphorylation of myosin I regulates localisation and activity of the motor protein during different stages of the cell division cycle to modulate polarised cell growth and development Daniel P. Mulvihill
15:30:00 Refreshments
16:00:00 Keynote 3: Mechanisms of asymmetric inheritance of a cellular memory in budding yeast
16:45:00 Offered oral - Differential requirement for eIF4G isoforms in oxidative stress resistance and metabolism
17:00:00 Offered oral - Generation of prolonged mitotic arrest from synthetic signalling assemblies in fission, budding and pathogenic yeasts Kevin Hardwick
17:30:00 Drinks reception and poster representations (Sponsors: BioProNet)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
03:00:00 Offered oral - The functional landscape of the fission yeast genome Daniel Jeffares
08:00:00 Registration
09:00:00 Keynote 4: TBC Robin Allshire
09:45:00 Offered oral - Genome-wide profiling of histone modifications in Candida albicans using Spike-in ChIP-Seq
10:00:00 Offered oral - A novel factor required for establishment but not maintenance of heterochromatic silencing in fission yeast Elizabeth Bayne
10:15:00 Offered oral - Digital droplet PCR as a sensitive way of measuring DNA replication
10:30:00 Refreshments
11:00:00 Keynote 5: Functional metabolomics identifies the genes required to operate the metabolic network Markus Ralser
11:45:00 Offered oral - Communication with Kti12 is critical for tRNA modification by Elongator in yeast Raffael Schaffrath
12:00:00 Offered oral - Automated solutions for yeast colony manipulation
12:15:00 Keynote 6: Cryptococcus neoformans the sugar coated, lipid secreting macrophage manipulator Simon Johnston
13:00:00 Lunch, posters and refreshments
14:00:00 Keynote 7: Genome dynamics and rapid adaptation to antifungal drugs Judy Berman
14:45:00 Offered oral - Unmasking the complex trait nature of disease-relevant phenotypes: a discovery approach based on advanced yeast QTL-mapping Danae Georghiou
15:15:00 Offered oral - Assembly of CENP-A chromatin at fission yeast centromeres Alison Pidoux
15:30:00 Refreshments
16:00:00 New Introduction to Carl Singer Foundation Session
16:10:00 Presentation - The yeast Mep2 ammonium transceptor physically interacts with the 14-3-3 protein Bmh1 Anupama Chembath
16:20:00 Presentation - Using dielectric spectroscopy to observe the attenuation of various wort sugars during fermentation by monitoring the cellular biomass of yeast
16:30:00 Presentation - Linking mitochondrial function to cell wall organisation and virulence in Candida albicans
16:40:00 Presentation - Computing a Yeast Tree of Life Ann-Marie Keane
16:50:00 Presentation - Phosphoregulation of the small GTPase Ras controls cell fate in yeast
17:00:00 Presentation - Effects of environmental stress on yeast cell survival Mariya Marinova
17:10:00 Presentation - Anti-fouling siloxane polymers: C. albicans growth suppression
17:20:00 Presentation - Saccharomyces hybrids: generation and analysis Alexander Hinks Roberts
17:30:00 Talk from Jon Houseley Laboratory
17:40:00 TBC
18:00:00 Poster session and drinks reception (Sponsors: Singer Instruments)
19:30:00 Conference BBQ, prize giving and entertainment by Project F
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
06:00:00 Offered oral - How does Golgi organisation impact glycosylation patterns in Pichia pastoris? Michael Schweizer
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
08:30:00 Registration
09:00:00 Keynote 8: The mechanism and regulation of autophagy in yeast
09:45:00 Offered oral - Expansion of sugar transporters in the genome of the industrial yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus John Morrissey
10:00:00 Offered oral - Contrasting evolutionary mechanisms in two bioindustrially important gene clusters found in Basidiomycete yeasts
10:15:00 Offered oral - Repurposing Pichia pastoris: from protein production workhorse to drug discovery tool
10:30:00 Refreshments
11:00:00 Offered oral - How does Golgi organisation impact glycosylation patterns in Pichia pastoris? Rochelle Aw
11:15:00 Offered oral - Stress-induced nuclear accumulation of the Candida albicans Hog1 SAPK is dispensable for gene expression and virulence Alison Day
11:15:00 Offered oral - Stress-induced nuclear accumulation of the Candida albicans Hog1 SAPK is dispensable for gene expression and virulence Alison Day
11:30:00 Offered oral - Adaption to host signals alters PAMP exposure at the Candida albicans cell surface
11:45:00 Offered oral - Stress-induced nuclear accumulation of the Candida albicans Hog1 SAPK is dispensable for gene expression and virulence Michael Schweizer
11:45:00 Offered oral - A functional nuclear localisation signal (NLS) within Prs3 is essential for the maintenance of cell wall integrity Michael Schweizer
12:00:00 Keynote 9: Using synthetic biology and genome synthesis to generate yeast strains with new, improved functions Tom Ellis
12:45:00 Closing remarks
13:00:00 Take away lunch and departure
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