The 35th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts

21 - 25 October 2019   |   Antalya, Turkey

"Yeast Cornucopia: Yeast for health and wellbeing"


Chair's Message
Dear Yeast Friends and Colleagues, 

On behalf of Organising Committee, I cordially invite you to attend the 35 th International
Specialized Symposium (ISSY 35) that will be held in Antalya, Turkey on 21-25 of October,
2019 at the Sherwood Exclusive Kemer Hotel under the auspices of the International Commission on Yeasts (ICY) and Çukurova University (Turkey). 

Antalya is a holiday paradise that is located on the south-west coast of Turkey, between the
Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Today, Antalya is a world tourism centre, with
over 25 million visitors to the city in 2018. The city has many historical sites and is
surrounded by natural beauty with many luxury hotels along beaches that allow for relaxation and sun bathing. 

The theme of the symposium is “Yeast Cornucopia: Yeast for Health and Wellbeing” . The
theme will encompass the use of yeasts in fermented foods and beverages, the role of 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, and yeast genetics and genomics. 

We wish to expand new horizons and broaden scientific knowledge on yeasts for their
technological applications.

I look forward to seeing all of you at ISSY 35 in Antalya. 

Best regards,

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 


Final Oral & Poster Program has announced !



- 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. 

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.


<<< Please download Sponsorship Brochure for details.


Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “ISSY 35 ANTALYA” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “015TKH19” under delegate section. 

ISSY 35, Antalya is supported by

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

TUBITAK BIDEB 2223 - Support Number: 1929B021900754.


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