About SGD

The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.


31st Fungal Genetics Conference
March 15 to March 20, 2022 -

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

36th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts (ISSY36)
July 12 to July 16, 2022 -

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

CSHL Yeast Genetics & Genomics course
July 26 to August 15, 2022 -

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

Yeast Genetics Meeting 2022
August 17 to August 21, 2022 -

University of California, Los Angeles

New & Noteworthy

Predicted 3D Structures of Yeast Complexes - January 20, 2022

In an exciting new paper, Humphreys et al. describe the use of deep-learning-based algorithms to predict structures of not only single proteins, but assemblies of proteins. The team used rapid RoseTTAFold combined with the more accurate AlphaFold to build structural models for 106 previously unidentified protein assemblies and 806 complexes that had not been structurally […]

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SGD Newsletter, Fall 2021 - December 14, 2021

About this newsletter:This is the Fall 2021 issue of the SGD newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is to inform our users about new features in SGD and to foster communication within the yeast community. You can view this newsletter as well as previous newsletters on our Community Wiki. Contents 1Protein Complex Page Updates 2Nomenclature Updates 2.1Legacy gene […]

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Protein Complex Page Updates - December 01, 2021

SGD has updated our protein complex pages to have the same format as gene pages, with tabs across the top for each category of information, including a Summary page, a new Gene Ontology page, and a new Literature page for each complex. Just as we do for all of your favorite genes, Gene Ontology and […]

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New links to AlphaFold 3D Predicted Protein Structure Database - November 09, 2021

Would you like to see the shape of your protein? SGD now contains links to AlphaFold in the Resources section of the Summary, Protein and Homology pages for every gene. The links through SGD give quick access to EMBL–European Bioinformatics Institute‘s new, highly accurate tool for predicting protein structure. Given a peptide sequence for an […]

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Updates to legacy gene names - November 05, 2021

SGD has long been the keeper of the official Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene nomenclature. Robert Mortimer handed over this responsibility to SGD in 1993 after maintaining the yeast genetic map and gene nomenclature for 30 years.  The accepted format for gene names in S. cerevisiae comprises three uppercase letters followed by a number. The letters typically signify a phrase (referred […]

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