Saccharomyces eubayanus genome sequence published, supports multiple origins of lager yeasts
Chris Hittinger receives Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award
Chris Hittinger is mentioned in the op ed piece by Rebecca Blank.
Bucky Badger visits the Hittinger Lab to meet his namesake yeast!
Kayla Sylvester and a team of Wild YEAST researchers publishes a paper on a survey of our wild yeast samples, and describes eight new yeast species!
Check out the article by Terry Devitt about the Hittinger lab in Grow Magazine!
The Hittinger Lab uses yeast carbon metabolism as a model for basic bioenergy, biomedical, and evolutionary research. Our research interests and integrated approaches are at the intersection of biodiversity; biochemistry; biotechnology; and functional, ecological, and evolutionary genomics. Ongoing projects are focused on understanding the origin and evolution of aerobic fermentation, yeast ecology and biodiversity, genetic variation in natural and industrial yeasts, genome engineering and synthetic biology, and the metabolism of alternative carbon sources (e.g. galactose, maltose, xylose) that may have bioenergy and brewing applications.
EmilyClare Baker and colleagues publish Saccharoymces eubayanus genome in new paper.
"Lager yeasts did not just originate once. This unlikely marriage between two species, genetically as different from one another as humans and birds, happened at least twice. Although these hybrids were different from the start, they also changed in some predictable ways during their domestication," said Chris Todd Hittinger.
The one-year award is bestowed on pre-tenure faculty whose research benefits agricultural activities within the United States and whose areas of interest lie in the scientific fields of crop research, improvements in crop yield and quality, or animal sciences. The award can also go to faculty members whose agricultural research is considered biological or physical in nature. This award is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
April 20, 2015
Chris Hittinger is mentioned in Rebecca Blank's Op Ed piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Economic success depends on UW, other public universities". Check it out!
April 7, 2015
Bucky Badger came to the Hittinger Lab to meet Blastobotrys buckinghamii, one of the eight newly discovered yeasts published by Kayla Sylvester.
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Kayla Sylvester and a team of Wild YEAST researchers publishes a paper on a survey of our wild yeast samples, and describes eight new yeast species! Download here!
Temperature and host preferences drive the diversification of Saccharomyces and other yeasts: a survey and the discovery of eight new yeast species.
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