The NCYC collects and preserves a wide variety of yeast cultures with applications in industry and academia; research at NCYC has shed new light on yeast evolution and genetic interrelationships and resulted in novel tools for identifying and characterising yeasts. Yeast cultures are available to researchers in a variety of forms, and the tools NCYC has developed are available as services. The NCYC aims to grow both the collection and its know-how in order to provide the most comprehensive representation and understanding of yeast biodiversity available, and to supply such materials and knowledge to industry and academia in an equitable and efficient manner.
NCYC for Journalists:
Please contact the IFR Communications team for further information.
Articles About the NCYC:
An article about the NCYC written by David Quain was featured in The Brewer & Distiller International, Volume 4, Issue 11 in November 2008. The article can be viewed here. The NCYC also features in an article on yeast genomics in The European Baker, Issue 91 in April 2007. The article can be viewed here.
Affiliation:The NCYC is a national resource supported at the IFR by the BBSRC.
- Ian N Roberts, PhD - Curator
- Chris J Bond, HNC - Collection Manager
- Stephen A James, PhD - Molecular Biologist
- Claire West, PhD Student - Bioinformatician
- Linda Barnett, BA - Consultant
- James A Barnett, ScD - Consultant
- Jeanette Newman, HNC, Post Grad Cert. - IFR Extra Microbiologist