On behalf of the International Commission for Yeasts and the Conference Organising Committees, we are excited to invite your organisation to partner with us in the 37th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts (ISSY37). To be held from 27 Nov–1 Dec 2023, this occasion marks the first return of this symposium series to Australia for nearly 3 decades.
Co-chaired by Professors Vladimir Jiranek (University of Adelaide) and Sakkie Pretorius (Macquarie University), the theme for ISSY37 is Yeast Biotech 2.0: New Yeast, Knowledge and Applications. The meeting will bring together leading researchers, biotech executives, suppliers, government and early career researchers, whose activities span the spectrum of fundamental to applied investigations of yeast. Planned themes will likely include: Biodiversity and new yeast • Yeast-derived food and beverages • Yeast cell factories • Yeast in plant-based foods and meat/dairy alternatives • Synthetic genomes, organelles and communities • Designer yeast • Bioenergy • Biomedicine • Biosafety, amongst others.
Australia and New Zealand have vibrant yeast research communities, brought to together by the Australasian Yeast Group, and one which is well networked with researchers and businesses across the globe. ISSY37 provides an opportunity for the world’s yeast communities to get together in the iconic travel destination that is Australia. Adelaide, capital of South Australia, is at the heart of the majority of Australia’s wine production and supporting research activities. To punctuate that fact, ISSY37 will be held at the National Wine Centre in the downtown area. Adelaide is a vibrant, safe, attractive and affordable destination in close proximity to pristine beaches, world-renowned wine regions, natural beauty and unique flora and fauna. Adelaide’s central location places is less than 4 hrs flight from other major attractions in Australia.
We look forward to working with you and welcoming the world to ISSY37 in Adelaide.
Vladimir Jiranek and Sakkie Pretorius