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. The meeting provides a platform
for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their latest research. For many, this is their first time presenting to such
a large audience and getting feedback from principal investigators that they have previously only had the chance to read about in journals.
Financial aid is available for graduate students and postdocs through the meeting and GSA programs. Each Meeting features these award presentations:
Lifetime Achievement Award - for lifetime contributions in the field of yeast genetics and outstanding community service.
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.
Winge-Lindegren Address – a thought provoking perspective given by a leader in the field of yeast genetics.
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.