The 35th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts

21 - 25 October 2019   |   Antalya, Turkey

"Yeast Cornucopia: Yeast for health and wellbeing"

We would like to thank to all participants, session chairs, speakers, sponsors and organizing team who helped to turn the symposium into a reality. 

35 ISSY 2019 Family


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank you for your attendance of the 35th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts. This is the first time the ISSY meeting is held in Turkey. The symposium is jointly organized by The International Commission on Yeasts (ICY) and the Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Çukurova University.

Yeasts are important industrial microorganisms that have been used in numerous traditional as well as many new biotechnological applications. The theme of the 35th symposium is “Yeast Cornucopia: Yeast for health and wellbeing”. The aim of the 35th ISSY is to provide an overview of the latest developments on yeast fermented foods and beverages, the production of ingredients and additives produced by yeasts, recent developments in yeast genetics and genomics as it relates to the yeast cultures used and taxonomic yeast characterization with emphasis on ecology and biodiversity, probiotic yeasts and the role of yeasts in improving health and wellbeing. Our hope by covering these topics is to expand new horizons and to broaden scientific knowledge in several of these areas.

The ISSY 35th symposium had 1 plenary lecture, 8 keynote lectures and 54 oral talks and 78 poster presentations. The symposium has gathered around 200 distinguished senior, young and industrial scientists from over 44 countries that will present their latest research results while exploring the nearby beauties of Antalya as time permits. 

I would like to express my personal gratitude for ICY and ISSY35 Organizing Committee for all of their hard work and to the Scientific Committee members for their great efforts in evaluating many of the abstracts.

I am especially grateful to Turkish and International sponsors for their generous financial support. I also would like to thank to all participants, session chairs, speakers and Leon Congress who helped to turn the congress into a reality.

Thank you for attending ISSY35 Antalya, Turkey. 

Prof. Dr. Huseyin ERTEN  

Chair of the Organizing Committe of ISSY 35
Department of Food Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Cukurova, Turkey

Special Issues for the Symposium


Dear Researchers, a number of selected papers will be published as Full text in the Yeast Journal Speacial Issue: "ISSY 35 Yeast Cornucopia: Yeast for Health and Wellbeing" after peer review. 

Editor In Chief
Gianni Liti, France
Guest Editors for Special Issue:
Huseyin Erten, Turkey 
Andriy Sibirny, Ukraine
Charles Abbas, USA


Additionally, a number of selected papers will be published as Full Text in the Journal of Food, a publication of Association of Food Technology, Turkey - Speacial Issue after peer review process. Papers will be accepted in both languages; English and Turkish.

Kadir Halkman, Turkey
Guest Editors for Special Issue:
Huseyin Erten, Turkey 


- Yeasts in fermented foods and beverages
- Spoilage yeasts and their control
- Yeasts as sources of ingredients and additives
- Yeasts as biocontrol agents
- Yeast taxonomy, ecology, and biodiversity
- Yeasts in health and probiotics
- Yeast genetic and genomic 


Confirmed speakers for ISSY 35, 2019
- Charles Abbas, USA
- Pietro Buzzini, Italy
- Patrick Fickers, Belgium
- Anne Gschaedler, Mexico
- Lene Jespersen, Denmark
- Diethard Mattanovich, Austria
- Markus Ralser, UK
- Andriy Sibirny, Ukraine/Poland
- Hiroshi Takagi, Japan 


Registration & Abstract Submission Starts
10th November, 2018
Abstract Submission Ends
1st July, 2019
Earlybird Registration Ends
1st July, 2019
Congress Dates
21-25 October 2019

Organizing Committee

Huseyin Erten, Cukurova University
(Vice Chair) 
Turgut Cabaroglu, Cukurova University
İhsan Burak Cam, Akdeniz University 
Filiz Ozcelik, Ankara University
Zerrin Erginkaya, Cukurova University 
Omer Simsek, Pamukkale University
Yesim Soyer, METU
Remziye Yilmaz, Hacettepe University
Hasan Tanguler, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University
Murat Yilmaztekin, Inonu University
Merve Darici, Cukurova University
Bilal Agirman, Cukurova University
Cennet Pelin Boyaci Gunduz, ATU

Scientific Board

Charles Abbas, USA
Kyria Boundy-Mills, USA
Teun Boekhout, Netherland
Pietro Buzzini, Italy
Pinar Calik, Turkey
Z. Petek Cakar, Turkey
Charoen Charoenchai, Thailand
Ahmet Hilmi Con, Turkey
Sylvie Dequin, France
Mikail Eldarow, Russia
Osman Erkmen, Turkey
Huseyin Erten, Turkey 
Patrick Fickers, Belgium
Nicola Francesca,Italy
Mehmet Inan, Turkey
Neil P. Jolly, South Africa
Diego Libkind, Argentina
Diethard Mattanovich, Austria 

Scientific Board

Leda Mendonça-Hagler, Brazil
John Morrissey, Ireland
Jens Nielsen, Sweden
Seraphim Papanikolaou, Greece
Isak S. Pretorious, Australia
Jack Pronk, Netherland
Osman Sagdic, Turkey
Jyoti Prakash Tamang, India
Mustafa Turker, Turkey
Steve Oliver, UK
Amparo Querol, Spain
Peter Raspor, Slovenia
Doris Rauhut, Germany
Patrizia Romano, Italy
Andriy Sibirny, Ukranie/Poland 
Nitnipa Soontorngun, Thailand
Hiroshi Takagi, Japan
Graeme M. Walker, U.K. 

ISSY 35, Antalya is supported by

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

TUBITAK BIDEB 2223 - Support Number: 1929B021900754.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

Thanks to all our sponsors for their investment on research and knowledge through this Scientific Event !

Efe Alcoholic Beverages Industry and Trade Inc.

Mey Alcoholic Beverages Industry and Trade Inc.

Likya Wine - Ozkan Food Marketing Ltd.

Sevilen Wine Industry Co.

Küp Wine Industry Ltd.


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