The Yeast Genomics* lab @ NOVA
(*evolutionary, functional, comparative and more)
Welcome to the Yeast World!
We use yeasts to study basic and applied aspects of microbial physiology, fungal development and evolutionary ecology. We address questions related to sugar utilization in yeast fermentations, to the evolution of sex in early diverged lineages of Basidiomycetes, or to the distribution and ecology of wild Saccharomyces populations and their domestication by man. To do so we combine the awesome power of Next-
Our work includes computational and experimental methods and integrates genomics, evolutionary genetics, ecology, microbial diversity and physiology.
The Yeast Genomics lab @ NOVA
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Phone/Fax: (+351) 21 294 85 30
site updated: 28-
Bellora N, et al. Comparative genomics provides new insights into the diversity, physiology, and sexuality of the only industrially exploited tremellomycete: Phaffia rhodozyma
Sampaio JP, etal. Taxonomy, diversity, and typing of brewing yeasts. In Brewing Microbiology: Current Research, Omics and Microbial Ecology (Edited by: Charles W. Bamforth and Nicholas A. Bokulich). Caister Academic Press, U.K. pp. 88-
New lab member:
Welcome to Ph.D. student Parichat Into, from Dr. Savitree Limtong lab, who also visited the lab.
Mašínová T, Pontes A, et al. Libkindia masarykiana gen. nov. et sp. nov., Yurkovia mendeliana gen. nov. et sp. nov., and Leucosporidium krtinense f.a. sp. nov., isolated from temperate forest soils.
Almeida P, et al. Adaptive divergence in wine yeasts and their wild relatives suggests a prominent role for introgressions and rapid evolution at non coding sites. Molecular Ecology 26:2167-
Congratulations to Márcia Palma who defended hes Ph.D. Thesis “Elucidating the mating system of Phaffia rhodozyma, an astaxanthin-
Branco S, et al. Evolutionary strata on young mating-
Gibson B, et al. New yeasts -
Coelho MA et al. Fungal Sex: The Basidiomycota. Microbiol Spectr. 5
José P. Sampaio was an invited speaker at the Taller Internacional de Levaduras Cerveceras, Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the II Jornadas Nacionales de Ciencia y Tecnología Cervecera, Bariloche, Argentina.
(Lecture entitled "Domesticación de levaduras cerveceras”)
Peris D, et al. Hybridization and adaptive evolution of diverse Saccharomyces species for cellulosic biofuel production. Biotechnol Biofuels. 10:78.