The Microbial Biotechnology Division of the EFB is delighted to invite scientists from industry and academia to Ireland for the 8th Conference on Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi (PYFF8). Since the first meeting in Denmark in 2001, every three years, scientists interested in the fundamental physiology and biotechnological applications of yeast and filamentous fungi have gathered to share latest results, develop new collaborations and reinvigorate networks. The combination of diverse yeasts and fungi facilitates cross-disciplinary exchange as researchers study shared themes using similar technologies. Themes include evolution and adaptation, stress response and resilience, metabolism and systems biology, while technologies such as functional genomics, metabolic engineering, genome editing, and synthetic biology are commonly applied to both yeast and filamentous fungi.
The organisers are especially keen to support the attendance of early career researchers and there are good opportunities to speak and present posters. In addition, the conference offers a low registration rate (€400/€500) (see Registration) as well as affordable on-campus accommodation (see General Information). There is also the opportunity to apply for a bursary to support costs as well as a discount for groups sending multiple attendees (see Registration).
PFYY8 will be hosted by University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, Ireland. Cork is a port city and a destination in its own right, as well as the gateway to the Southwest and the starting point for the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way. It is readily accessed by Cork international airport, with daily flights to many European destinations and hubs. Cork city (pop. ~ 200,000) has a vibrant student-centred nightlife with diverse bars and restaurants as well as many day-time attractions including harbour tours, food markets, churches, museums and a historic city centre. UCC is located on the banks of the river Lee only 1km from the city centre and is a modern University of 22,000 students with a proud heritage dating back to 1849. The University has a strong scientific pedigree and is especially active in research related to biotechnology, sustainability, food and the bioeconomy. The conference will be hosted on the historic main campus and in modern University buildings. The location of the university and the availability of student accommodation means that a wide range of budget accommodation and hotels are available for delegates. UCC and Cork welcome you!