Give To Support the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection

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"I Heart Yeast", made by student Lauren Enriquez, 2016

Your gift to the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection Endowment Fund will help ensure long-term security of the collection, which is one of the largest public collections of wild yeasts in the world. The more than 14,000 strains belonging to 1,500 different species are the living legacy of multiple eminent yeast ecology researchers including Herman Phaff, Marc-André Lachance, W. Thomas Starmer and Phil Ganter.

Yeasts isolated decades ago continue to be used for discovery and innovation. These yeasts are used by academic, industry and government agency researchers for basic studies (ecology, taxonomy, comparative genomics) and applied studies (food ingredients, biofuels, fine and bulk chemicals).

Your gift to the endowment will help to maintain the yeast collection and database, upgrade lab facilities, train students, and share our love of yeast with the world through outreach programs, for decades to come.

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Give to the Phaff

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"Yeast Bouquet", made by Kyria Boundy-Mills, 2018; inspired by Picasso



A big "Thank You" to our donors!  


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