The 6th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi will be held in Lisbon

The Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi (PYFF) conferences are unique in bringing together, every 3 years, researchers interested in the physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi, under the auspices of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB). After the success of the five previous meetings in Middelfart (2001), Anglet (2004), Helsinki (2007), Rotterdam (2010), and Montpelier (2013), the Portuguese community dedicated to the this topic is looking forward to receiving you in Lisbon, from the 11th to the 14th of July 2016, for PYFF6.

PYFF6 will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico, the engineering, science and technology school of the University of Lisbon, and will take place at the Alameda campus of this university, located right in the city centre. An exciting event is being planned focused on the modern genome-wide approaches that are unveiling fascinating aspects of the physiology of yeasts and filamentous fungi, boosting the understanding of these systems, envisaging their application in biotechnology or the control of their pathogenic activity. The thematic sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Tailoring Physiology: Metabolic Engineering of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi
  • Physiological Genomics of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi
  • Evolution in the lab and in nature
  • Single Cell Physiology and Cellular Heterogeneity
  • High throughput physiology
  • Response and tolerance to stress
  • Transport, signalling and intracellular trafficking
  • Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi as pathogens and human disease models
  • WORKSHOP on Industrial/Academic collaborations

Young researchers are specifically encouraged to participate, to present their data and to exchange ideas during the conference. With the support of the Scientific Committee composed of renowned experts in the Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi and of the highly active international community working in the field, the Organizing Committee is committed to organize a successful and productive conference that contributes to reinforce or to initiate collaborative links between researchers in academia, industry, and the clinic, and show the vitality of their research and what’s new in area of physiological genomics of yeasts and filamentous fungi and on how it can be applied.

More information can be found here.