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Due to the current global situation the 15th International Congress on Yeasts (ICY) and the 30th Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (ICYGMB) have decided to join forces in August 2021. The two conferences will be fully interlinked, and the entire programme of ICY15 meets ICYGMB30 will be open to all participants.

We have recently updated our programme and you can expect an exciting scientific programme that spans a wide range of yeast research, and an interactive social programme.

We are really looking forward to welcome you virtually from August 23-27, 2021!

With kind regards,

Diethard Mattanovich and the ICY15 meets ICYGMB30 organizing team

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All registered speakers, presenters, exhibitors, visitors will get a personalized link for joining the congress platform!

If you have a try and enter our virtual congress center with this link the abstract book will be available for download as a pdf file in the “lobby” of this virtual congress centre.

Attendee Explainer Video

There is also a short Attendee Explainer Video on a screen (on the left in the lobby) that gives you a quick overview of what to expect and how to get through the conference, how to structure your daily schedule and how to get in touch with the other participants – have a look at it.

Poster presenters

should have a look for their poster and the associated NEW poster number (the easiest way is to use the search function in your pdf reader). Once you have found your poster number – and depending on whether it is even or odd – you can search the programme for the correct poster session where we all expect you to meet you live with your poster in GatherTown. You all will gets some more information about GatherTown – how it works and what to expect – together with the email and your personalized meeting link.

Acces to poster sessions and social events is linked directly in the lobby – so you do not have to change any platforms.

Dates for poster sessions are:

Tuesday, 24/08: 3.40 – 4.40 PM (CEST) – odd numbers

Wednesday, 25/08: 11.00 AM – 12.00 (CEST) – odd numbers

Wednesday, 25/08: 5.30 – 6.30 PM (CEST) – even numbers

Thursday, 26/08: 11.00 AM – 12.00 (CEST – even numbers

Thursday, 26/08: 4.30 – 5.30 PM (CEST) – all posters, free presentation

Friday, 27/08: 11.00 AM – 12.00 (CEST) – all posters, free presentation

During the poster sessions you can get into conversation with the other participants. Live and direct – almost like at a real conference. A short introduction to GatherTown and what to expect is here for you to download !

We look forward to welcoming you!