Yeast is a hot topic in the science world right now. Its importance extends far beyond what we currently know.
The Midwest Yeast meeting was held Oct. 14 at Northwestern University. Dr. Kyoungtae Kim and Cullen Horstmann, an undergraduate in Kim’s lab, presented at the conference.
Contributions to the conference
Kim, who was recently featured in Mind’s Eye for his research with yeast, presented his findings on membrane trafficking.
Hostmann presented on the discovery of how silver and cadmium nanoparticles affect transcriptome profile changes in the cell.
Kim said that one of the best things to come out of this conference was finding people battling the same issues he faces in his lab. With similar adversities, they can collaborate and come up with a solution.
“I think this event provided me a great opportunity to advance my research and allowed us to tell the rest of the world that Missouri State University research contributes to science and society,” Kim said.