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The 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting is taking place 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. The conference will begin on Tuesday, July 29 with an opening session from 7:00 pm until 8:15 pm, followed by a Welcome Reception. The meeting will end on Sunday, August 3 at 12:00 noon.


On-site registration spots are still available. Attendees and non-attendees alike are invited to participate in live online discussions of the conference on Twitter under the hashtag #YEAST14.

Important information for attendees

Abstracts and programming

  • Download the entire Abstract Book (PDF) (NOTE: Text of abstracts will not be distributed at the meeting)
  • Use the Abstract Search tool (by author, title, keyword) to make a personalized schedule (excluding late abstracts)
  • Download the Program Book (PDF) (full schedule information, including platform and poster session dates and times, titles, authors, gene index and the list of exhibitors)

Mobile website: (for quick links to the schedule, PDF downloads, registration/exhibitor lists and more)

First-time attendee reception: Members of the Organizing Committee and other leaders in the field want to personally welcome first-time attendees to the meeting. Join them at 6:00 pm on Tuesday in the Meany Hall lobby for a cookies and lemonade social.

Replacement receipts and invitation letters can be requested here.


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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Anne Marie Mahoney

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