Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

FEMS Yeast Research Webinar on Yeast Lipids



The webinar presents established and earlier career speakers who will cover diverse aspects of yeast lipid metabolism. It will address the exciting field of the role of phospholipids in organelle function and communication. Then we switch focus to applications of lipids that can be produced in yeast cells. Metabolic engineering has created the opportunities develop yeast cell factories to produce specialty lipids for diverse food, cosmetics, biofuels and biotechnology. The combination of state-of-the-art presentations from world leaders, exciting research presentations from up-and-coming researchers, and a discussion forum will deliver an engrossing session.

Originally broadcast on 3rd June 2021, this webinar on Yeast Lipids was co-organised with Yeast Lipid Conference (https://www.ylc2022.org/)

Read the FEMS Yeast Research Virtual Issue on Yeast Lipids: https://academic.oup.com/femsyr/pages/yeast-lipid-metabolism-fundamental-applied

Chair: John Morrissey, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research

Co-chairs: Dr Eduard Kerkhoven & Prof Verena Siewers, Yeast Lipid Conference 2021

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Michal Eisenberg-Bord, Weizmann Institute of Sciences
Talk: Staying in Touch: Systematic identification of contact site tethers and residents

Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Amara, Imperial College London
Talk: Sustainable production of lipid and lipid-derived molecules in Yarrowia lipolytica

Research Updates:

Paulína Káňovičová, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Talk: The role of phosphatidylglycerol in the manifestation of Barth syndrome

Karolis Petkevicius, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark
Talk: Biotechnological production of the European corn borer sex pheromone in the yeast

This event is free to access for all and is part of a series of webinars by FEMS with Oxford University Press.

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