YEAST4BIO brings together experienced researchers and stakeholders to unravel how non-conventional yeast can be implemented in the Biotechnology industry

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Yeast4Bio (Non-Conventional Yeasts for the Production of Bioproducts) is a Science and Technology Network financed by the European COST programme, Action Nº CA18229.

This Action brings together an innovative group of researchers with the combination of skills and experience to unravel how non-conventional yeast can be successfully implemented in a biotechnology industry. Besides, the Action gathers European top scientists in the field and thus become an important pillar worldwide.

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NOVA University of Lisbon will host MICROBIOTEC’21 congress between the 23rd-26th November, 2021

MICROBIOTEC’21 congress focusing on microbiology and biotechnology will take place from 23rd to 26th November in a virtual online format. MICROBIOTEC’21 is an innovative and enthusiastic international scientific forum to promote knowledge and discussion among...
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OLEOFERM research project, led by the Biotechnological Process Unit of IMDEA Energy, has been launched recently

We are happy to announce that OLEOFERM research project from the ERANET-CoBioTech network, led by the Biotechnological Process Unit of IMDEA Energy, has been launched recently. OLEOFERM deals with the sustainable biotechnological conversion of organic wastes to...
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APPLY FOR 1st Yeast4Bio Training School

The first training school of the Yeast4Bio Action “Basic course on fermentation technology for production of high-value chemicals from sugar platform by non-conventional yeast” will be held in the Technical University of Denmark from 13th to 17th September 2021. This...
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SAFE research project led by Volha Shapaval has been launched

We are happy to announce that a new NordForsk project entitled ’Sustainable aquaculture feed based on novel biomass from wood by-products (SAFE)’ has been launched recently. The project is led by Volha Shapaval from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the...
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Yeast4Bio Newsletter 1st issue

Check out our 1st Newsletter, mainly dedicated to present the Yeast4Bio Action and its activities. You can download it at the following link.
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Yeast4Bio 2nd WG meeting

The 2nd WG meeting of YEAST4BIO was organized online on the 10th-11th of November by Dr. Igor Stuparevic from Zagreb University. More than 20 action participants presented their last results in line with the WG objectives. WG leaders highlighted the milestones to be...
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ITC Conference Grants – Open Call

Call for applications for ITC Conference Grants in the framework of the COST Action CA18229 (Grant Period 2: 1st May 2020 – 30th April 2021) is now open. ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Participating...
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Yeast4Bio 1st WG meeting

This WG meeting hosted by Technical University of Budapest on 9th and 10th of March provided a great opportunity for selected working group members to come together and give an overview of their research activities related with different WG. During the WG meeting,...
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Yeast4Bio Kick-off Meeting

YEAST4BIO Kick-off meeting was held in Brussels at the COST Association facilities on the 7th of November 2019. This one-day meeting was devoted to launch the Action and form the Management Committee. For this, MC members from 29 countries were present. After...
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Areas of expertise relevant for the Action

  • Industrial biotechnology: Bioenergy and biochemicals
  • Biological sciences: Microbiology
  • Industrial biotechnology: Genetic engineering, transgenic organisms, recombinant proteins, biosensors for industrial biotechnology
  • Industrial biotechnology: Fermentation
  • Industrial biotechnology: Other bioproducts (products manufactured using biological material as feedstock)


  • non-conventional yeasts
  • organic residues
  • biochemicals
  • biofuels
  • fermentation

Join this Action

It is possible to participate in an ongoing project. This is why we speak about the ‘openness’ of COST Actions. There are different ways to participate in COST Actions: As a Management Committee (MC) member. As a working group member. As a participant in Action activities. COST Actions provide opportunities to get involved in activities through training schools, short-term scientific missions, workshops, conferences, etc. If you are interested in participating in the Yeast4Bio COST Action you can send your application following the link below. More info and rules can be found in the COST website