Yeast Genetics Meeting

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August 17–21, 2022 | University of California | Los Angeles, CA and Online | #Yeast22

Yeast Genetics Meeting

The Yeast Genetics Meeting is the premier meeting for students, postdoctoral scholars, research staff, and principal investigators studying various aspects of eukaryotic biology in yeast, a major experimental model for understanding human cell biology and mechanisms of human disease. This international meeting has a 40-year history and is held every two years in North America.

Upcoming Conferences

Yeast Genetics Meeting 2022

University of California, Los Angeles
August 17–21, 2022


Please complete this survey on award and presentation nominations and potential Session Chairs and Program Committee members by November 24, 2021:


Orna Cohen-Fix, NIH/NIDDK

Maitreya Dunham, University of Washington

Michael Knop, University of Heidelberg

Peter Stirling, British Columbia Cancer Agency

Past Conferences

2020: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) Online
2018: Stanford, CA
2016: Orlando, FL
2014: Seattle, WA
2012: Princeton, NJ
2010: Vancouver, British Columbia
2008: Toronto, Ontario
2006: Princeton, NJ
2004: Seattle, WA
2002: Madison, WI
2000: Seattle, WA

Community Special Events and Awards

Lee Hartwell Lecture

Given by a noted researcher in the field who has used yeast in a way that has had an obvious impact on other fields

Previous Lectures:
2020 – Doug Koshland, University of California, Berkeley
2018 – Fred Winston, Harvard Medical School
2016 – Susan Gasser, Friedrich Miescher Institute
2014 – George Church, Harvard Medical School
2012 – Stan Fields, University of Washington, Seattle
2010 – Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley
2008 – Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Kyoto University
2006 – Kim Nasmyth, Oxford University
2004 – Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute
2002 – Leland Hartwell, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Ira Herskowitz Award
For outstanding contributions in the field of yeast research in the last 20 years

This award is usually given to scientists under 50.

Previous Recipients:
2020 – Jonathan Weissman, University of California, San Francisco
2018 – Mike Cherry, Stanford University
2016 – Lars Steinmetz, Stanford University
2014 – Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University
2012 – Angelika Amon, MIT
2010 – Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto
2008 – David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley
2006 – Charles Boone, University of Toronto, Canada
2004 – Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2002 – Mark Johnston, University of Colorado

Lifetime Achievement Award
For lifetime contributions in the field of yeast genetics and outstanding community service

Previous Recipients:
2020 – Nancy Kleckner, Harvard University
2018 – Steve Oliver, University of Cambridge
2016 – James Broach, Penn State University
2014 – Jeremy Thorner, University of California, Berkeley
2012 – John Pringle, Stanford University
2010 – Paul Nurse, The Rockefeller University
2008 – Elizabeth Jones, Carnegie Mellon University
2006 – Fred Sherman, University of Rochester Medical School
2004 – Ron Davis, Stanford University
2002 – Gerald Fink, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Winge-Lindegren Address
A thought-provoking perspective, given by a leader in the field of yeast genetics

Previous Addresses:
2020 – Mike Snyder, Stanford University
2018 – Virginia Zakian, Princeton University
2016 – Rodney Rothstein, Columbia University
2014 – Anita Hopper – Ohio State University
2012 – Andrew Murray, Harvard University
2010 – Jasper Rine, University of California, Berkeley
2008 – The Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Group: Jeff Strathern, NIH; Amar Klar, NIH; Jim Hick, Cold Spring Harbor Lab
2006 – Chris Guthrie, University of California, San Francisco
2004 – André Sentenac, CEA/Saclay
2002 – David Botstein, Princeton University