Main Topics & Programme Committee

  1. Molecular and Cell Biology of Yeasts
    Chairpersons: Silvia Bágeľová-Poláková, Jozef Nosek
  2. Biotechnology of Yeasts
    Chairpersons: Ivana Márová, Milan Čertík
  3. Yeast Diversity and Interactions
    Chairpersons: Renáta Vadkertiová, Matthias Sipiczki


Preliminary programme of the 46th ACY (sessions will be arranged later, according to a number of speakers):

Tuesday, May 07, 2019


Transport from Bratislava to Smolenice.
The bus leaves Bratislava from two locations:
from the car park in front of the Istropolis building, Trnavské Mýto
from the Central Bus Station, Mlynské Nivy
11:00 - 16:30 Registration
14:00 - 16:30 Coffee, tea & snacks
16:45 - 17:00 Opening ceremony
17:00 - 18:30
Yeast Biotechnology
Chairs: Čertík M. (Slovakia), Márová I. (Czech Republic)
17:00 - 17:30
Invited lecture: Abbas C. (USA):
Recent advances in the production of biofuels by yeasts
17:30 - 18:00
Invited lecture: Takagi H. (Japan):
“Functional amino acids" in yeasts: metabolic regulations, physiological functions and biotechnological applications
18:00 - 18:30
Invited lecture: Martinez Ruiz J. L. (Denmark):
The versatility of yeast cell factories: from food ingredients and industrial enzymes, to artificial blood
19:00 Welcome reception
outdoor barbecue with folk music and degustation of local wines from Small Carpathian region

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 12:20
Yeast Biotechnology
Chairs: Čertík M. (Slovakia), Márová I. (Czech Republic)
09:00 - 09:20
Borodina I. (Denmark):
Production of high-value chemicals using oleaginous yeast cell factories
09:20 - 09:40
Nicaud J.-M. (France):
Yarrowia lipolytica, a chassy host for unusual lipid production and new tools for system biology and genetic engineering in this yeast
09:40 - 10:00
Ledesma-Amaro R. (United Kingdom):
Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for efficient bioproduction in yeasts
10:00 - 10:20
Passoth V. (Sweden):
Oleaginous yeasts for biolipid production from lignocellulose for biofuels, feed and food
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:00
Pichová I. (Czech Republic):
Utilization of yeasts for identification of fatty acyl reductase sequence determinants
11:00 - 11:20
Gajdoš P. (Slovakia):
Production of acetyl diacylglycerols by recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica
11:20 - 11:40
Celińska E. (Poland):
Taming secretory pathway in Yarrowia lipolytica: towards improved platform for secretory proteins production
11:40 - 12:00
Kubiak M. (Poland):
Insight into the role of osmolarity in heterologous protein production in Yarrowia lipolytica cultures
12:00 - 12:20
Mattanovich D. (Austria):
A synthetic yeast for efficient assimilation of carbon dioxide
12:30 Lunch
14:00 - 16:40
Yeast Biotechnology
Chairs: Čertík M. (Slovakia), Márová I. (Czech Republic)
14:00 - 14:20
Foulquié-Moreno M. R. (Belgium):
Yeast strains meeting industrial requirements for the production of bio-compounds with lignocellulosic biomass
14:20 - 14:40
Dourou M. (Greece):
Biodiesel and bioethanol production from yeasts cultivated on agro-industrial residues
14:40 - 15:00
Tomás-Pejó E. (Spain):
Kluyveromyces marxianus CECT 10875: efficient non-conventional yeast for lignocellulose conversion
15:00 - 15:20
Valdes Rodriguez G. (Greece):
Lignocellulosic monosaccharides assimilation and lipid production by newly isolated yeast strains from Chilean Valdivian Forests
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00
Mierzejewska J. (Poland):
Microbial production of 2-phenylethanol (rose aroma) in organic waste-based media
16:00 - 16:20
Kregiel D. (Poland):
Bioactivity of pulcherrimin isolated from Metschnikowia spp.
16:20 - 16:40
Chreptowicz K. (Poland):
Biotechnological potential of newly isolated Basidiomycetes red pigmented yeasts
17:00 - 19:30 Excursion to the mead (honey wine) factory, mead degustation
(company Včelco, Smolenice)
20:00 Dinner

Thursday, May 09, 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:40
Kocková-Kratochvílová Memorial Lecture
Liti G. (France):
Interspecies genomic introgressions: origin, evolution and function
Chair: Nosek J. (Slovakia)
09:40 - 11:50
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Chairs: Bágeľová-Poláková S. (Slovakia), Nosek J. (Slovakia)
09:40 - 10:10
Invited lecture: Kunze M. (Austria):
Passing molecules across the peroxisomal membrane: lessons from the gloxylate cycle
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Invited lecture: Pryszcz L. (Poland):
to be announced
11:00 - 11:30
Invited lecture: Skoneczny M. (Poland):
Which way to peroxisomes? Expanding the inventory of peroxisomal protein import mechanisms
11:30 - 11:50
Zahumenský J. (Czech Republic):
Plasma membrane protein Nce102 modulates vacuolar morphology and function
12:30 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00
Yeast Diversity and Interactions
Chairs: Vadkertiová R. (Slovakia), Sipiczki M. (Hungary)
14:00 - 14:30
Invited lecture: Perreira Mira N. (Portugal):
Study of the interaction between vaginal lactobacilli, Candida albicans and Candida glabrata: from physiological aspects to OMICs analyses
14:30 - 15:00
Invited lecture: Daniel H.-M. (Belgium):
Yeast diversity of cocoa bean heap fermentations and their environments
15:00 - 15:20
Mandl K. (Austria):
Insight in to the microbial flora of natural wines using next generation sequencing (NGS)
15:20 - 15:40
Brysch-Herzberg M. (Germany):
Oenological application of the genus Schizosaccharomyces
15:40 - 16:00
Antunovics Z. (Hungary):
Mass-mating hybridisation of three Saccharomyces species and the molecular genetic analysis of the "cekudvarum" strains
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 - 17:00
Poster Highlights
Chairs: to be announced
Short 5-minutes talks of young scientists selected from submitted abstracts
1. to be selected;
2. to be selected;
3. to be selected;
4. to be selected;
5. to be selected;
17:00 - 19:00 Poster Session
19:30 Conference dinner with live music

Friday, May 10, 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:30 - 11:20
Community Resources: Vibration spectroscopy
Chair: Čertík M. (Slovakia)
09:30 - 10:10
Kaliňák M. (Slovakia):
Utilization of NMR spectroscopy for the study of fungi and yeasts
10:10 - 10:50
Karabín M. (Slovakia):
FTIR spectroscopy and chemical imaging in study of yeasts and other live microorganisms
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 11:40 Closing ceremony
12:00 Lunch
13:20 Departure of bus to Bratislava


Keynote Speaker (Kocková-Kratochvílová Lecture)

Gianni Liti

Invited Speakers

Charles Abbas
Heide-Marie Daniel
Markus Kunze
José Luis Martines Ruiz
Nuno Pereira Mira
Leszek Pryszcz
Marek Skoneczny
Hiroshi Takagi

Community Resources Speakers

Michal Kaliňák
Michal Karabín


Zsuzsa Antunovics

Irina Borodina

Michael Brysch-Herzberg

Ewelina Celińska

Karolina Chreptowicz

Heide-Marie Daniel

Marianna Dourou

Peter Gajdoš

Dorota Kregiel

Monika Kubiak

Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

United Kingdom
Karin Mandl

Diethard Mattanovich

Jolanta Mierzejewska

Jean-Marc Nicaud

Iva Pichová

Czech Republic
Volkmar Passoth

Maria Remedios Foulquié Moreno

Elia Tomás-Pejó

Gabriela Valdes Rodriquez