The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most studied microorganisms, used as model system to provide crucial insights into fundamental cellular processes and human diseases at the molecular level.

Despite recent discoveries revealed the existence of a wide range of different yeast strains, research has been largely limited to a single atypical laboratory strain.

Different S. cerevisiae strains behave, perceive and respond differently to the environment. The laboratory aims to exploit the natural biodiversity to obtain insights on the predictability of phenotypic response from individual genomic sequences.