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Washington Area Yeast Club

A variety of yeast species are important model organisms for the study of cell cycle, gene expression, as well as many other basic functions of the cell. The Washington Area Yeast Club is an organization for yeast biologists in the Washington and Baltimore area that meet once a month for a series of presentations from individual labs. The meetings promote rigorous scientific discussion and provide an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to present and receive feedback on their research. Approximately 25 labs participate each year describing studies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Candida albicans, and other species of yeast. Common topics of research presented include DNA recombination, protein synthesis, lipid metabolism, heterochromatin, nucleosome function, RNA synthesis, prions, telomeres, centromeres, and transposable elements.

Meetings are from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in NIH Building 6A, Room 4A-05 in Bethesda. Presentations are generally 20 to 25 minutes, with 5 to 10 minutes more allocated to questions. Pizza is served. The group moderator is Henry Levin.

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To join the Washington Area Yeast Club mailing list, please visit the Washington Area Yeast Club Listserv home page, then click the “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” link in the right sidebar.



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