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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens March 21
Conference Registration Opens March 28
Travel Award Application April 24
Abstract Submission Deadline April 24
DeadlineAbstract Revision Deadline April 25
Microphone Runner Application Deadline April 26
Platform/Poster Assignments Online June 8
Abstract Search and Program Planner Online June 25
Early Meeting Registration June 26
Housing Reservation June 26






You are invited to attend the Yeast Genetics Meeting, July 29 – August 3, 2014 at the University of Washington, Seattle. This is the premier meeting for students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and principal investigators studying various aspects of eukaryotic biology in yeast.


Mark your calendar now to submit your abstract by the deadline of April 24, 2014 so that it can be programmed and included in the online abstract search. You don't want to miss this meeting where you can build relationships that are key to future collaborations. 


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.


The Conference will begin on Tuesday evening, July 29 with an opening session from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm, followed by a Welcome Reception. The meeting will end on Sunday, August 3 at 12:00 noon.


Along with presentations from the submitted abstracts, the following awards and lectures, which are a cornerstone of the meeting, will be presented:



Lee Hartwell Lecture

George Church, Harvard University





Ira Herskowitz Award

Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University






Jeremy Thorner


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeremy Thorner, University of California, Berkeley







Anita Hopper

Winge-Lindegren Address

Anita Hopper, Ohio State University







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.


Any questions? Contact us.


Conference Organizers


Trisha Davis (Chair) University of Washington, Seattle
Mike Snyder (Co-chair) Stanford University


Program Committee


Karen Arndt University of Pittsburgh  


















Sue Biggins Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jef Boeke Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Orna Cohen-Fix NIDDK, National Institute of Health
Liz Conibear University of British Columbia
Maitreya Dunham University of Washington, Seattle
Richard Gardner University of Washington, Seattle
Tim Hughes University of Toronto
Leonid Kruglyak University of California, Los Angeles
Michael Lichten National Cancer Institute
Vicki Lundblad The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Mike McMurray University of Colorado, Denver
Yoshikazu Ohya University of Tokyo
Steve Oliver Cambridge Systems Biology Centre
Dave Toczyski University of California, San Francisco
Phong Tran University of Pennsylvania
Olga Troyanskaya Princeton University
Toshi Tsukiyama Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred van Leeuwen The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Eric Weiss Northwestern University


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Contact Meeting Management

Anne Marie Mahoney

Genetics Society of America