Bay Area Yeast Meeting

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Spring 2014 Bay Area Yeast Meeting Information

The Spring Bay Area Yeast Meeting is hosted by the Saccharomyces Genome Database group at Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

  • Venue: M106, Alway Building, Stanford Medical Center (intersection of Roth and Campus Dr)
  • Location: Stanford University, CA
  • Date: April 19th, 2014


  • Registration is free.
  • To help us get a head count for food and to prepare the meeting agenda, please enter your information using this Registration Form


9:00 - 10:00 Coffee and Registration (Courtyard outside M106)
10:00 - 12:00 Research Talks M106

  • FRET-based assay for monitoring septin filament assembly
Elizabeth “Libby” Booth, Jeremy Thorner Lab, UC Berkeley
  • Yeast's evil relative: a fungus that swims, crawls, and kills vertebrates
Tim Stearns, Stanford University
  • Number of Cln3 molecules determines budding probability in yeast
Kurt Schmoller , J.M. Skotheim Lab, Stanford University
  • Re-replication of a centromere induces whole-chromosomal instability and aneuploidy
Stacey Hanlon, Joachim J. Li Lab, UCSF
  • Heterozygote advantage in adapting diploids
Diamantis Sellis, Dmitri Petrov Lab, Stanford University
  • TBA
Chandra Richter - Gallo Research

12:00 - 1:45 Lunch and Posters (Courtyard outside M106)
1:50 - 3:45 Research Talks M106

  • Investigating the functional defects of human p53 mutations in a yeast model system: an introductory molecular biology laboratory course for undergraduates
Daria Hekmat-Scafe, Martha Cyert and Tim Stearns Lab, Stanford University
  • Chomatin Remodeling as a Molecular Basis of Expression Noise
Christopher Brown, Hinrich Boeger Lab, UC Santa Cruz
  • Insights into yeast gene regulation though high-throughput and precision RNA boundary mapping
Aino Järvelin, Lars Steinmetz Lab, EMBL
  • Transient expression of intrinsically disordered proteins heritably transforms the phenotypic landscape of S. cerevisiae
Daniel Jarosz, Stanford University
  • Accounting for biases in riboprofiling data indicates a major role for proline in stalling translation
Carlo Artieri, Hunter B. Fraser Lab, Stanford University
  • The role of nucleoporins specifically Nup2 during meiosis in budding yeast
Daniel Chu, Sean Burgess Lab, UC Davis

3:50 - 4:50 Keynote Speaker M106

“Genes and proteins that control secretion and autophagy.”

Randy Schekman, Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2013

4:50 - 5:30 Wine reception (Courtyard outside M106)

Printable Schedule

Keynote Speaker

Genes and proteins that control secretion and autophagy.
Randy Schekman, UC Berkeley (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2013)

Maps & Parking

Parking is free during the weekend on Stanford campus.

Parking structure closest to M106 is at the intersection of Roth and Campus drive. Stanford University maps

Campus Shuttle (Marguerite)

Free campus shuttle from downtown Palo Alto is available. The Palo Alto Train Station is the closest stop to Stanford University. A variety of maps for the Marguerite Shuttle are available.

Realtime Shuttle Bus Service. The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle is free.


  • Amyris Biotechnologies
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • School of Medicine, Stanford University

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