Yeast is essential for making beer, turning sugars into alcohol and bubbles. However, the flavours yeast provide are just as important, as seen in the differences between ales and lagers.

In collaboration with Newstead Brewing, UQ’s Associate Professor Ben Schulz has been hunting for wild yeast to explore Brisbane’s environmental yeast diversity and to make beer even better.

Join us this month to learn more about this noble pursuit.

Watch the recording

Recording of "Wild yeasts for tasty beer" lecture (YouTube, 1h:00m:26s)

Meet the presenters

Dr Ben Schulz

Dr Ben Schulz is an Associate Professor in Biochemistry and an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland (UQ).

After completing his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering and Science at UQ, Ben joined Proteome Systems in Sydney. In 2004 he moved to ETH Zurich in Switzerland for his doctoral studies, before joining UQ in 2008.

His research aims to understand complex biological processes by studying how proteins are made, modified, and regulated. He use mass spectrometry to study protein modifications in protein biosynthesis, disease, and industrial processes including biopharmaceuticals and beer.

About BrisScience

BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting-edge research.

The University of Queensland has been running BrisScience since 2005, bringing the best and brightest scientific minds to the people of Brisbane – from early career researchers to Nobel Laureates!

Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required


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