9th International Symposium on Yeasts
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Ninth International Symposium on Yeasts
Sydney, Australia, 25-30 August 1996
On behalf of the Australian Biotechnology Association, I would like to=
invite you to attend the 9th International Symposium on Yeasts (ISY) to be=
held in Sydney in August 1996.
The ISY is held every four years as an activity of the International=
Commission on Yeasts to foster interest in the science and technology of=
yeasts. The International Commission on Yeasts is a member of the=
International Union of Microbiological Societies. This will be the first=
time that the ISY has been held in Australia. As an added attraction, it=
will be held concurrently with the 10th International Biotechnology=
Symposium (IBS). The venue for both symposia is the Sydney Convention=
Centre which is a custom designed complex where all the concurrent=
sessions, trade exhibition and poster areas are contained within the same=
building. The Convention Centre is located in the heart of Sydney on the=
foreshore of its spectacular harbour.
The scientific program has been designed to cover recent advances in all=
aspects of yeast biology and yeast technology. Advice on content and=
speakers has been obtained from the vast network of councillors with the=
International Commission on Yeasts. The program will consist of plenary=
presentations, contributions to specialised symposia, and poster=
presentations of which several will be selected for oral communication. =
With the exception of plenary presentations, the scientific program has=
been organised as two concurrent sessions, allowing some degree of=
flexibility and choice. It will include 16 symposium sessions of invited=
speakers and 6 proffered paper sessions. In addition, opportunity will=
exist to attend sessions in the IBS program and there will be a substantial=
trade exhibition which is being held in conjunction with IBS.
To encourage a strong submission of high quality posters, the International=
Commission on Yeasts is offering prizes of US$500 each for the two best=
poster presentations. The posters will be judged by an international panel=
on the basis of scientific merit and quality of presentation. For one of=
the prizes, preference will be given to younger scientists.
The social program has been designed to feature some of the unique=
attractions of Sydney ( the Opera House, the harbour, the Power House=
Museum ( and will be concluded with a dinner based on the theme "A taste of=
The Australian Biotechnology Association is honoured to be hosting the 9th=
ISY and the 10th IBS. We anticipate symposia of excellence and excitement=
and look forward to seeing you in Australia in 1996.
Graham H Fleet
Organising Committee ISY9
The following is an outline of the contents of the program (provisional) and=
names of scientists who have accepted invitations to speak at Plenary or=
Symposia sessions. Other invitations are pending.
1. Yeast budding J. Pringle, U. North Carolina
2. Molecular taxonomy C. Kurtzman, USDA, Peoria
3. Traditional (yeast) biotechnology J. Friend, Burns Philp, Sydney
4. Cryptococcal infections T. Sorrell, Westmead Hospital, Sydney
5. Yeasts as biotherapeutic agents L. McFarland, Biocodex, USA
6. Yeast genome project ( the future S. Oliver, U. Manchester
7. Wine yeasts ( future directions P. Henschke, Australian Wine Research=
TAXONOMY ( SYSTEMATICS
T. Boekhout (The Netherlands); J. Fell (USA); A. Vaughan-Martini (Italy); =
J. Sugiyama (Japan); H.G. Prillinger (Austria); E. Swann (USA)
Molecular and conventional systematics of Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes.
H.J. Phaff (USA); W. Middelhoven (The Netherlands); L. Mendonca-Hagler=
(Brazil); A.N. Hagler (Brazil)
Ecology and biodiversity; yeasts from tropical environments and plants,=
BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY
A. Kimura (Japan); P. Piper (UK); K. Watson (Australia); J.T. Pronk (The=
Netherlands); K. Matsumoto (Japan); C. Le=E3o (Portugal); J. Thevelein=
(Belgium); A. Goffeau (Belgium); J.P. van Dijken (The Netherlands)
Physiology and molecular biology of oxidative and heat stresses:=
Carbohydrate metabolism. Signal transduction, cyclic AMP and metabolic=
pathways. Transport of organic acids and sugars. Membrane proteins and=
H. Bussey (Canada); I. Dawes (Australia); B. Carter (Denmark); I.=
Macreadie (Australia); P. de Geus (The Netherlands); M. Jagadish=
(Australia); P. Nagley (Australia)
Gene expression and cell walls, sporulation, mitiochondria and metabolism: =
Foreign genes and heterologous proteins.
FOOD, FEED AND BEVERAGE YEASTS
B. Viljoen (South Africa); P. Romano (Italy); E. Johnson (USA); R. Schwan=
(Brazil); M. Stratford (UK); H. Takano (Japan); B. Prior (S. Africa); =
R. Sommer (Germany)
Ecological and metabolic diversity of food spoilage yeasts. Preservative=
resistant and osmotolerant yeasts. Pigments from yeasts. Yeast autolysis.=
Baking yeasts. Wine yeasts. Cocoa bean fermentation.
YEASTS AS PATHOGENS
J. Edwards (USA); D. Marriott (Australia); S. Chen (Australia); M.=
Rinaldi (USA); D. Carter (Australia); J. Warmington (Australia); M.=
Morris (Australia); J. Douglas (UK)
Pathogenesis and epidemiology of Candida and Cryptococcus. Antifungal=
testing and resistance. Molecular markers, PCR and molecular immunology in=
yeast pathogenesis. Biofilms and yeast pathogenesis
B. Hahn-Hagerdal (Sweden); J. du Preez (South Africa); M. Ingledew=
(Canada); M. Penttila (Finland)
Lignocellulosic and starch substrates for ethanol production. High gravity=
fermentation; Genetic improvement for immobilized yeast fermentations.
G. Daum (Austria); M. Osumi (Japan)
Lipid assembly into membranes. Cell wall formation.
G. Stewart (UK); M. Miller (USA); H.J. Phaff (USA); W.A. Scheffers (The=
OVERVIEW OF THE CONFERENCE
Sunday 25th August 1996
9th ISY '96 Secretariat
GPO Box 128
Sydney NSW 2001
Tel: 61 2 262 2277 Fax: 61 2 262 2323
Email: TOURHOSTS at TOURHOSTS.COM.AU
Graham H Fleet
Department of Food Science and Technology
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Tel: 61 2 385 5664 Fax: 61 2 385 5931
Email: S.Debreczeni at unsw.edu.au
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