Nature features our lab's applied work in search of superior industrial yeasts for beer brewing, baking, biofuels... PDF and  Link to full ...

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 Bram and Aaron's new paper in Current Biology analyzes the effect of noise on population-level fitness.  ...

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 Karin's new paper in PLoS Genetics describes how yeasts can evolve tolerance to high ethanol concentrations.  For more information, click H...

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Selected publications


  • B. Gallone, J. Steensels, T. Prahl, L. Soriaga, V. Saels, B. Herrera, A. Merlevede, M. Roncoroni, K. Voordeckers, L. Miraglia, C. Teiling, B. Steffy, M. Taylor, A. Schwartz, T. Richardson, C. White, G. Baele, S. Maere, and Kevin J. Verstrepen (2016). Domestication and divergence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae beer yeasts. Cell.  In Press (IF 32.2).

  • Y. Vervoort, B. Herrera-Malaver, S. Mertens, V. Guadalupe Medina, J. Duitama, L. Michiels, G. Derdelinckx, K. Voordeckers and K.J. Verstrepen (2016).  Characterization of the recombinant Brettanomyces anomalus B-glucosidase and its potential for bioflavouring.  J. Appl. Microbiol. 121: 721-733 doi:10.1111/jam.13200 (IF 2.1). PDF

  • J. Steensels and K.J. Verstrepen (2016).  Stop that noise and turn up the antisense transcription. (Preview article) Cell Reports 15: 2575-2576.  Link to full text - PDF (IF 8.4).

  • B. Cerulus, A.M. New , K. Pougach, and K.J. Verstrepen. Noise and epigenetic inheritance of single-cell division rates influence population fitness (2016).  Current Biology 26: 1138-1147.  (IF 9.6). PDF  -  Link to journal.

  •  K. Voordeckers, J. Kominek, A. Das, A. Espinosa-Cantú, D. De Maeyer, A. Arslan, M. Van Pee, E. van der Zande, W. Meert, Y. Yang, B. Zhu, K. Marchal, A. DeLuna, V. Van Noort, R. Jelier and K.J. Verstrepen (2015).  Adaptation to high ethanol reveals complex evolutionary pathways.  PLoS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005635  (IF 8.2).  Link to full text.

  •  T. Snoek, M. Pica Nicolino, S. Van den Bremt, S. Mertens, V. Saels, A. Verplaetse, J. Steensels and K.J. Verstrepen (2015). Large-scale robot-assisted genome shuffling yields industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts with increased ethanol tolerance.  Biotechnology for Biofuels 8:32. doi: 10.1186/s13068-015-0216-0  (IF 6.1).  Link to full text.