New & Noteworthy
June 23, 2014
There are only a few days left to register for the Yeast Genetics Meeting at the early registration rate. After midnight on Thursday, June 26, the fees will increase by $75. Conference housing is filling up fast too. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss, so don’t delay!
April 25, 2014
The deadline for abstract submission for the Yeast Genetics Meeting has been extended. Abstracts will now be accepted until 4 PM EDT, Monday April 28th. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your work for the yeast research community!
April 23, 2014
The Yeast Genetics Meeting abstract submission deadline is tomorrow: Thursday, April 24. Be sure to get your abstract in by the deadline so that it will be programmed and included in the online abstract search. IMPORTANT NOTE: NEW THIS YEAR: The full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will ONLY be available online and will not be printed in the program book. The program book will still contain the full schedule information, including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, gene index and the listing of exhibitors. Late abstracts will only be accepted if space permits and will not be included in the online search.
This meeting is an exceptional opportunity for you to present your work to an international audience. There is no better way to advance your career than meeting people in the field. Financial Aid is available and presenting authors are given first priority.
Plan now to attend YGM to hear the latest research that is happening around the world, re-connect with fellow yeast researchers, network for a job, meet future collaborators, see the latest equipment available from the exhibits, and enjoy Seattle in July. Last but not least, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with SGD staff about what’s new at SGD, get individual instruction on tools and resources, and contribute your thoughts about SGD’s future development! A preliminary schedule for the YGM is now available.
SGD staff join with the YGM organizers in looking forward to seeing you in July.
March 31, 2014
For more than 40 years, the legendary Yeast Genetics & Genomics course has been taught each summer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. (OK, the name didn’t include “Genomics” in the beginning…) The list of people who have taken the course reads like a Who’s Who of yeast research, including many of today’s leading scientists and two Nobel laureates (Randy Schekman in 1975 and Jim Rothman in 1985, who both won the 2013 Nobel Prize).
Now it’s your chance to attend this summer course (July 22 – August 11) and get a comprehensive education in all things yeast, from classical genetics through up-to-the-minute genomics and the latest cytological techniques. Scientists who aren’t part of large, well-known yeast labs are especially encouraged to apply – for example, professors and instructors who want to incorporate yeast into their undergraduate genetics classrooms; scientists who want to transition from mathematical, computational, or engineering disciplines into bench science; and researchers from small labs or institutions where it would otherwise be difficult to learn the fundamentals of yeast genetics and genomics.
Besides its scientific content, the fun and camaraderie at the course is also legendary. In between all the hard work there are late-night chats at the bar and swimming at the beach. There’s a fierce competition between students at the various CSHL courses in the Plate Race, which is a relay in which teams have to carry stacks of 40 Petri dishes (used, of course).
The application deadline is April 15th, so don’t miss your chance! Find all the details here.