Marcg 10, 2023: yEvo is on a podcast! Moresi et al. publication featured on ASM's This Week in Microbiology Episode 282: At-home Evolution With Yeast. Listen on the ASM site or your favorite podcast app!
February 9, 2023: New publication alert! Naomi Moresi (student in the Dunham lab) authored a paper in microPublication Biology: Caffeine-tolerant mutations selected through an at-home yeast experimental evolution teaching lab. Read the article here.
January 28, 2023: Renee Geck (postdoc in the Dunham Lab) gave a talk "yEvo: Resources for evolving yeast in the classroom and at home" at Global Community Bio Summit 6.0.
September 29, 2022: Publication alert! Our first yEvo project is now published in G3: yEvo: experimental evolution in high school classrooms selects for novel mutations that impact clotrimazole resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read the article here.
August 17-21, 2022: yEvo went to the Yeast Genetics Meeting, including a visit from Ryan Skophammer and some of his students (above)! Naomi Moresi (student in the Dunham lab) gave a talk at the BREWMOR workshop "Yeast as a teaching tool" and presented a poster on "A new implementation of yEvo: A university-high school collaboration to evolve caffeine tolerance in yeast" for which she won first place in undergraduate posters!
July 25, 2022: Renee Geck (postdoc in the Dunham Lab) gave a talk "A new implementation of yEvo: A university-high school collaboration to evolve caffeine tolerance in yeast" at the Bridging Research and Education With Model Organism Research (BREWMOR) workshop online. Watch the video above!
May 28, 2022: New preprint available on bioRxiv describing our curricula! yEvo: a modular eukaryotic genetics and evolution research experience for high school students. Read the article here.
June 29, 2021: yEvo is featured in an article on the NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Blog. Making epistasis fun. Read the article here.
May 3, 2021: The first yEvo preprint is now available on bioRxiv! yEvo: Experimental evolution in high school classrooms selects for novel mutations and epistatic interactions that impact clotrimazole resistance in S. cerevisiae. Read the article here.