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FEMS Yeast Research Webinar on Yeast Lipids

3 June, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

The webinar presents established and earlier career speakers who will cover diverse aspects of yeast lipid metabolism. It will address the exciting field of the role of phospholipids in organelle function and communication. Then we switch focus to applications of lipids that can be produced in yeast cells. Metabolic engineering has created the opportunities develop yeast cell factories to produce specialty lipids for diverse food, cosmetics, biofuels and biotechnology. The combination of state-of-the-art presentations from world leaders, exciting research presentations from up-and-coming researchers, and a discussion forum will deliver an engrossing session.


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

Keynote Speakers

Prof Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Sciences

Talk: Regulatory mechanisms underpinning direct mitochondria-nucleus contacts in the yeast cell

Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Amara, Imperial College London

Talk: Sustainable production of lipid and lipid-derived molecules in Yarrowia lipolytica

Research Updates

Paulína Káňovičová, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

The role of phosphatidylglycerol in the manifestation of Barth syndrome

Karolis Petkevicius, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark

Biotechnological production of the European corn borer sex pheromone in the yeast