About SGD

The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.

Meetings

Yeast Genetics Meeting
August 22 to August 26, 2018 -

Stanford University, Stanford, California

13th International Meeting on Yeast Ageing and Apoptosis
August 26 to August 30, 2018 -

Leuven, Belgium

International Specialized Symposium on Yeasts, "Yeast Odyssey: from nature to industry"
October 01 to October 04, 2018 -

Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

New & Noteworthy

Squeezing Out a Tiny Bubble of DNA - November 20, 2017

Have you ever tried to walk back to the lab with too many plates between your thumb and middle finger? And had them be so compressed that they shoot out of your hands, spilling all over the floor? Yeah, me too. While this situation is bad for researchers, it turns out that the same sort […]

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Yeast Reveals a Vicious Circle Between Sugar and Cancer - November 10, 2017

The housing crisis that started in 2006 is a classic example of a vicious circle. As prices went down, some people couldn’t afford their mortgages and so were foreclosed upon. These foreclosed houses entered the market and caused prices to drop further which caused more foreclosures and so on. Only a Herculean effort by the […]

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Alliance of Genome Resources Opens Door with Version 1.0 Release - November 03, 2017

The Alliance of Genome Resources (the Alliance) announces the release of the Alliance of Genome Resources website 1.0 – providing unified access to comparative genetics and genomics data from the Alliance data resources (www.alliancegenome.org). The focus of the Alliance is to facilitate the use of these data towards better understanding of human biology and disease. […]

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Something from Nothing: A New, Structured Protein from Noncoding DNA - November 01, 2017

In the Rick and Morty episode Mortynight Run, a gaseous life form pulls off what alchemists had been trying to do for centuries. It literally creates gold out of thin air! Our ever faithful friend, Saccharomyces cerevisiae can’t do that (at least not yet). But what it has done is create a protein, Bsc4p, out […]

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Transcription Factors: Kings of the Genome Jungle - October 20, 2017

Imagine that Jane is in trouble on the edge of the jungle. She needs to be saved soon or she will be sent back to Europe (which she does not want). Tarzan knows he can’t get there in time by running along the jungle floor. But of course he has a trick up his sleeve—swinging […]

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