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

!!! Important Change !!!
13:30 Transport from Bratislava to Smolenice.
The bus leaves Bratislava from ONE location:
Bratislava, Main Train Station (Bratislava, Hlavná stanica)
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., Park Y.K., Trabelsi H., Celińska E., Larroude M., Rossignol T. (France, Poland):
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
Tupec M., Valterová I., Pichová I. (Czech Republic):
Utilization of yeasts for identification of fatty acyl reductase sequence determinants
11:00 - 11:20
Gajdoš P., Zuskáčová P., Hambalko J., Čertík M. (Slovakia):
Production of acetyl diacylglycerols by recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica
11:20 - 11:40
Celińska E., Borkowska M., Korpys P., Kubiak M., Białas W., Gorczyca M., Nicaud J.-M. (Poland, France):
Serious study on secretory protein synthesis and optimization of multi-gene expression constructs for Yarrowia lipolytica.
11:40 - 12:00
Kubiak M., Borkowska M., Białas W., Korpys P., Celińska E. (Poland):
Insight into the role of osmolarity in heterologous protein production in Yarrowia lipolytica cultures
12:00 - 12:20
Gassler T., Gasser B., Sauer M., Steiger M. G., Mattanovich D. (Austria):
A synthetic yeast for efficient assimilation of carbon dioxide
12:30 Lunch
14:00 - 16:50
Yeast Biotechnology
Chairs: Čertík M. (Slovakia), Márová I. (Czech Republic)
14:00 - 14:20
Foulquié-Moreno M., Nicolaï T., Demeke M., Thevelein J. (Belgium):
Yeast strains meeting industrial requirements for the production of bio-compounds with lignocellulosic biomass
14:20 - 14:40
Dourou M., Aggeli L., Vayenas D. V., Aggelis G. (Greece):
Biodiesel and bioethanol production from yeasts cultivated on agro-industrial residues
14:40 - 15:00
Tomás-Pejó E., González-Fernández C. (Spain):
Kluyveromyces marxianus CECT 10875: efficient non-conventional yeast for lignocellulose conversion
15:00 - 15:20
Valdés R. G., Mendonça R. T., Parra C., Aggelis G. (Greece, Chile):
Lignocellulosic monosaccharides assimilation and lipid production by newly isolated yeast strains from Chilean Valdivian Forests
15:20 - 15:30
Biely P., Fraňová L., Puchart V. (Slovakia):
Enzymes of Aureobasidium strains for proliferation on wood
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:10
Mierzejewska J., Chreptowicz K., Sternicka M. K., Dąbkowska K., Kowalska P. D., Sokołowska (Poland):
Microbial production of 2-phenylethanol (rose aroma) in organic waste-based media
16:10 - 16:30
Kregiel D., Pawlikowska E., Kolesinska B., Kowalewska A. (Poland):
Bioactivity of pulcherrimin isolated from Metschnikowia spp.
16:30 - 16:50
Chreptowicz K., Tkáčová J., Čertík M., Mierzejewska J. (Poland, Slovakia):
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
Chair: Nosek J. (Slovakia)
Liti G. (France):
Interspecies genomic introgressions: origin, evolution and function
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):
De novo genome assembly of inter-species hybrids: how to get it right?
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., Vaškovičová K., Malínský 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: Pedro N. A., Lima C., Alves M., Pinto S. N., Mira N. P. (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., Silhavy-Richter K. (Austria):
Insight in to the microbial flora of natural wines using next generation sequencing (NGS)
15:20 - 15:40
Brysch-Herzberg M., Wittmann W., Seidel M. (Germany):
Oenological application of the genus Schizosaccharomyces
15:40 - 16:00
Antunovics Zs., Simon D., Czentye K., Sipiczki M.:
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: Mišová I. (Slovakia), Drtilová T. (Slovakia)
Short 5-minutes talks of young scientists selected from submitted abstracts
  1. Báló V. (Hungary): Examination of the antibiotic sensitivity and biofilm forming ability of various Candida strains
  2. Dritsas P. (Greece): Adaptive evolution of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica and artificial selection for isolation of citric acid over-producing strains
  3. Drtilová T. (Slovakia): Influence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on development of fermentative aromas in wine
  4. Huraiová B. (Slovakia): Characterization of novel open reading frames in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
  5. Korpys P. (Poland): Secretory protein production in nonconventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica
  6. Kubalová D. (Slovakia): The role of mitochondrial membrane contact sites in the homeostasis of phosphatidylglycerol
  7. Petka K. (Poland): The impact of acrylamide on Yarrowia lipolytica
  8. Szabó A. (Hungary): Mysterious mtDNA: does it change during meiosis of interspecific Saccharomyces hybrids and does it affect the stress responses?
  9. Vrzoňová R. (Slovakia): Candida parapsilosis thiolase Oct1p is involved in degradation of hydroxyaromatic compounds
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 Valdés Rodriguez