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Keynote Lecture

Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi
(Tokyo Institute of Technology; Japan)

2012 Kyoto Prize winner
2015 Canada Gairdner International Award winner

7 Plenary lectures

Concurrent sessions

  • Systems and syntheic biology
  • Production and quality control of proteins
  • Signaling, sensing and gene expression
  • Chromatin, cell cycle and sporulation
  • Growth and stress response/tolerance
  • Organelle, membrane traffic and autophagy
  • Yeasts in health science
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Food and beverage
  • Ecology, systematic and taxonomy


  • Interaction with yeasts
  • Yeast fermentation in Asia
  • Nomenclatural workshop
  • Non‐conventional yeasts
  • Imaging Technology
  • International workshop of iBioK


Prof. Hiroshi TagakiDear participants of the 14th International Congress on Yeasts:

On behalf of the Organization Committee, I’m great honored to host the 14th International Congress on Yeasts (ICY14) at Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Japan, in September 11-15, 2016.
General topic of ICY14 is "Yeasts for Global Happiness". It means that yeast science & technology will contribute to the world in terms of food & beverage, health & medicine, energy & environment. In addition, this congress will be the first time held in Japan since ISSY2 in back to 1972, when I was a junior high school student. We’d like to send valuable message and information from Japan to the world. More importantly, I believe that this will be a great opportunity for young scientists as they can attend and present their research. In contrast, we senior must tell the fun and importance of yeast research to the next generation.
ICY14 is sponsored by the International Commission on Yeasts as part of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). The ICY has been held once every four years since 1955. It provides an opportunity for presenting the latest research progress in yeast metabolism, physiology, genetics, genomics, regulation, ecology, systematics, phylogeny, food and beverage applications, biofuel production and clinical applications.
I am very much looking forward to seeing you on middle September in 2016 at Awaji Island, Japan !!

Hiroshi Takagi
Head of the Organizing Committee of ICY14

ICY14 Poster (English , Japanese)

What's New

1 July, 2016 Screening of poster abstracts is now in progress. See the "Call for poster abstracts" page for details.
11 June, 2016 On line abstract submission has been closed (Poster abstract is still accepted (by 30 June)).
20 May, 2016 A list of appointed speakers on the concurrent sessions and workshops has been added (see the "Concurrent oral sessions & workshops" page)
19 May, 2016 Conference fee has been changed for free attendance of student members of a sponsoring organization or group.
1 February, 2016 Registration and abstract submission is now available.
29 July. 2014 Website Open

Naming of this congress

This congress is formally named as "the 14th International Congress on Yeasts" or "ICY14".
"ICY2016" is an alternative alias of this congress, which will be held in 2016.