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

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

Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

New & Noteworthy

Sensing Disturbances in the Membrane - September 25, 2017

In the original Star Wars movie, Darth Vader knows Obi-Wan is aboard the Death Star because he feels a “disturbance in the force.” The highly conserved protein Ire1p does something similar with disturbances in the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ire1p isn’t sensing the presence of a Jedi master of course. […]

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Cheerio Containment - September 11, 2017

In the store the other day I saw a kid in a stroller covered in Cheerios, an opened, near empty Ziploc-type plastic bag next to him. It looked like one of those cheap, knock off brands that are much harder to close properly. Other than keeping the Cheerios out of reach, his parents had two […]

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That Sweet Spot of Mistranslation - August 03, 2017

Anyone at a party knows that a little alcohol can make you charming, but a lot can doom any relationship from blossoming (just listen to Drunk Uncle!). In fact, too much can destroy a party! You need to have enough alcohol to curb social inhibitions, but not so much you overwhelm them. According to a […]

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Now Yeast Even Finds Fungal Pathogens! - July 27, 2017

Some products have lots and lots of uses. Sometimes they are designed that way like the hypothetical Shimmer, a floor wax and dessert topping from Saturday Night Live. And sometimes they can be used in more situations than they were originally designed for like Windex in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or the […]

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Call for Yeast Genetics Meeting 2018 Award Nominations! - July 25, 2017

The Yeast Genetics Meeting will be held August 22-26, 2018 at Stanford University. You are invited to submit nominations to the meeting organizers for the awards and presentations that have become a cornerstone of the meeting. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given for lifetime contributions in the field of yeast genetics and outstanding community service. […]

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