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Look for SGD at the Yeast Genetics Meeting in Seattle!

July 23, 2014

SGD staff will be attending the GSA Yeast Genetics Meeting in Seattle, July 29 – August 2, 2014 en force! We will be hosting a Workshop, Posters, and an Exhibit Table. The Workshop, “Computational Tools at SGD,” is on Thursday, July 31 at 1:30 PM in Kane Hall, Room 220. We will be discussing our powerful search tool, YeastMine, what’s new in the realm of Strains and Sequences, and new displays in SGD. Bring your questions and comments – we love feedback!

Follow @yeastgenome and #YEAST14 on Twitter for the latest research being presented at YGM.

Find these SGD staff members, as well as those presenting posters, at the Workshop and the Exhibit table:</p?


Maria Costanzo
Workshop Speaker
Rob Nash
Rob Nash
Workshop Speaker
Ben Hitz
Ben Hitz

Workshop: “Computational Tools at SGD”

Thursday, July 31, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Kane Hall, Room 220
Featured topics: YeastMine (our powerful search tool), Sequences and Strains update, New data displays at SGD

Posters

In addition to the Workshop, SGD curators will present 4 posters – please stop by and chat with us.

Poster Date & Time Poster Title Presenter
318C Friday, August 1
7:30 – 8:30 PM
HUB Grand Ballroom
Defining the transcriptome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Edith Wong
Edith Wong
387C Friday, August 1
8:30 – 9:30 PM
HUB Grand Ballroom
Yeast – it simply has a lot to say about human disease Selina Dwight
Selina Dwight
411C Friday, August 1
8:30 – 9:30 PM
HUB Grand Ballroom
Transcriptional regulation and protein complexes in budding yeast Stacia Engel
Stacia Engel
459C Friday, August 1
8:30 – 9:30 PM
HUB Grand Ballroom
Staying current and modern: Overhauling an actively-used model organism database website Kelley Paskov
Kelley Paskov

Exhibit Table

SGD will also have an exhibit table at the YGM. Come by to take a spin on our site, receive a prize for taking a survey, learn about various features of the database, and provide us with feedback as to what we can do to improve SGD. Look for us wearing our SuperBud fleece jackets, and feel free to flag any of us down!

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YGM Early Registration Deadline is Approaching!

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!

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Yeast Genetics Meeting Abstract Deadline Extended

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!

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Yeast Genetics Meeting Abstracts Due Tomorrow

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.

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Apply Now for the CSHL Yeast Genetics & Genomics Course

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). 

If you’re going to the Yeast Genetics & Genomics course, start training now for the Plate Race!

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.

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Yeast Genetics Meeting Abstract and Registration Sites Now Open

March 24, 2014

The 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting will be held July 29 – August 3 at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Abstract submission and registration sites are now open.  The abstract submission deadline is April 24.   Be sure to get your abstract in by the deadline so that it will be programmed and included in the Program Book.*

The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce the following awards and lectures will be presented:

  • George Church, Harvard University – Lee Hartwell Lecture
  • Olga Troyanskya, Princeton University – Ira Herskowitz Award
  • Jeremy Thorner, University of California, Berkeley – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Anita Hopper, Ohio State University – Winge-Lindegren Address

In addition, there will be two special presentations: Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH will discuss the future plans of the Institute and Gerry Fink, MIT, will give a retrospective look at Fred Sherman’s life and his impact on the field of yeast genetics research.

As usual, SGD staff will be at the meeting and we look forward to meeting and talking with yeast researchers. Don’t miss this premier conference of the yeast community!

*IMPORTANT NOTE: NEW THIS YEAR: The full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will ONLY be available online, as a pdf and in the abstract search program,  and will not be printed in the program book. The program book will still contain the full schedule information including platform and poster sessions date, time, title, authors, gene index and a listing of exhibits. Late abstracts will only be accepted if space permits and will not be included in the online search.

Questions? Contact Anne Marie Mahoney: mahoney@genetics-gsa.org

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See You at Yeast 2013!

August 26, 2013

SGD staff will be attending the 26th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology, which will be held at Frankfurt University, Germany, from Thursday August 29th – Tuesday September 3rd. We will be available at a table at the poster sessions to answer all your questions about SGD, give one-on-one tutorials, listen to your ideas about what you’d like to see in SGD, and demonstrate some exciting new features. We will also be presenting talks and having an open discussion at the SGD Workshop (#7) on Saturday from 4:30 – 7 PM. Please stop by to say hello!

 

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Message from the organizers of the 25th ICYGMB in Olstyn, Poland

August 17, 2011

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 25th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular biology, has ended. It was a great success and an opportunity to attend very interesting and inspiring lectures given by distinguished speakers as well as to listen to exciting workshop and poster presentations. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Olsztyn despite the unsteady weather and mosquito bites. We hope you met your friends and made new friendships, as we did. We hope to see you again in Frankfurt.

Until then, to keep the memories alive, please visit the Conference on-line photo album holding over 700 photos you can view on-line and also download freely.

Sincerely, Joanna Rytka and the Organizing Team

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Follow the CSHL Yeast Cell Biology Meeting on Twitter!

August 09, 2011

Wish you were in Cold Spring Harbor for the Yeast Cell Biology meeting, Aug 16-20? SGD will be live tweeting from CSHL, highlighting topics from talks and posters. Keep up with events at the meeting by following @yeastgenome on Twitter or searching #YCB2011 for all tweets!

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Follow the Poland yeast meeting on Twitter!

July 12, 2011

Wish you were in Poland for the 25th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology? SGD is live tweeting from the Poland meeting, highlighting topics from talks and workshops. Keep up with events at the meeting by following @yeastgenome on Twitter or searching #ICYGMB for all tweets!

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