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YEASTDOC [2017-2021] : Maximize the potential of Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts in the beverage and white biotechnology sectors

Projet Yeastdoc
The SPO research unit is a partner of YEASTDOC, an European program of doctoral training in yeast biotechnology that started in the spring of 2018.

YEASTDOC is a Joint Doctoral Training Progamme made up of 15 partners from 8 European countries.

Yeasts have been used in traditional biotechnology for production of fermented foods and beverages for thousands of years. They also have traits that make them very attractive for modern biotechnology. Yeast biotechnology products include fermented foods and beverages, feed, biofuels, industrial chemicals, flavours, enzymes, and pharmaceuticals. The scientific aim of the YEASTDOC is to maximize the potential of Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts in the beverage and white biotechnology sectors.

Twelve PhD students will receive training through YEASTDOC that will prepare them for careers as research scientists and leaders in the public or private biotechnology sectors. This will be achieved through collaborative research projects and a dedicated training programme that includes both scientific and commercial skills.

The project is funded by the European Union H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and runs from September 2017 to August 2021.

The 1st Summer School of the European program YEASTDOC will be held in Montpellier from 9 to 13 July 2018 on the campus of Montpellier SupAgro on the following theme: Innovations in yeast biotechnology for fermented beverages.

The progam is organized around 5 topics : (1) Enhancing stress tolerance in industrial yeasts, (2) Improving performance of yeast cell factory strains, (3) Accessing natural yeast diversity for fermented beverages, (4) Genetic and environmental influences on flavour and aroma production in beverage yeasts, (5)  Applying quantitative genetics to decipher complex traits in new food yeasts.

As part of this project, UMR SPO welcomes Carmen Beccera (University of Granada, Spain) and Frederik Cruyt (Ghent University, Belgium) to prepare their doctorate.

More information on the website YEASTDOC

Contact UMR SPO : Virginie Galeote (