Working Group Dermatophytes

Workshop Onygenales pre-ISHAM, Amsterdam

Dear Friends,

The ISHAM Working Group Dermatophytes has a slot for a pre-congress workshop in The Netherlands, 28 and 29 June 2018, just prior to the ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam. Since there are so many developments in the systemic relatives of Onygenales, we thought this would be a good opportunity to expand this to the entire order, thus covering the dermatophytes as well as the ‘classical’ systemic fungi – which are not very classical anymore. The workshop will cover important topics about epidemiology, diagnostics, taxonomy, systematics, population genetics, comparative phylogenomics, functional genomics and proteomics of those relevant fungal pathogens. We hope you like this idea. Below please find a tentative program. If you have any data to present, or if you have any other suggestions, please let us know.

Practical data about workshop venue and facilities will be available within 1-2 months. No individual support will be possible, but there is no fee, and local facilities including lunches and dinners will be free of charge. Registration is compulsory; the website will open soon. Please note that in case of no-show you will be charged.

Abstracts are expected early 2018; you will be notified.

With kind regards,

Sybren de Hoog, Marcus Teixeira, Tom Chiller

Theme: Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology of HistoplasmaTom Chiller (Atlanta, USA).
  • New and emerging zoophilic dermatophytes in EuropeVit Hubka (Prague, Czechia).
  • Emergomyces africanus: epidemiology and ecologyNelesh Govender (Johannesburg, South Africa).
  • Onygenales from desert(ish) soilsJohn Taylor (Berkeley, USA).
  • The southern endemic zone of Paracoccidioidomycosis. Current state in Argentina and ParaguayGustavo Giusiano (Corrientes, Argentina).
  • Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and related species: infection in armadillos, ecology and phylogeny Eduardo Bagagli (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
  • Ecology and geographic distribution of CoccidioidesAna Litvintseva (Atlanta, USA).


Theme: Phylogeny / taxonomy / diagnostics

  • Phylogeny of OnygenalesKarolina Dukik (Utrecht, Netherlands).
  • Rapid Maldi identification in dermatophytesAnn Packeu (Brussels, Belgium).
  • Diagnostics of dermatophytesYvonne Graeser (Berlin, Germany).
  • Novel AjellomycetaceaeYanping Jiang (Guiyang, China).
  • Detection of systemic fungi in animalsPatrizia Danesi (Venice, Italy).
  • Species boundaries in T. tonsurans complexHazal Kandemir (Adana, Turkey).
  • Species boundaries in T. schoenleinii complexHuilin Su (Shanghai, China).
  • Species boundaries and clinical significance of geophilic Arthroderma speciesVit Hubka (Prague, Czechia).
  • Taxonomy of T. benhamiae– Ann Packeu (Brussels, Belgium).
  • Species boundaries in HistoplasmaDaniel Matute (USA).
  • Molecular parameters of dermatophyte sexualityBanu Metin (Adana, Turkey).

Theme: Phylogenomics / metagonomics / population genetics

  • Migration of Coccidioides posadasii into South America: population genomics reveals new insights in Central AmericaBridget Barker (Flagstaff, USA).
  • Population genetics of Blastomyces dermatitidis and Blastomyces gilchristii Lisa R. McTaggart (Canada).
  • Taxonomy and genomics of dermatophytes –Ping Zhan (Nanchang, China).
  • Genetic background of Histoplasmosis in Amazonian Guiana shieldMathieu Nacher (French Guiana).
  • Genomic background of Histoplasmosis in VenezuelaMarcus Teixeira (Flagstaff, USA).
  • Paracococcidioides brasiliensis and P. americana are sympatric species in the Southeastern Brazil Rodrigo Paes (Brazil).
  • CSF Histoplasma infections in Argentina due new Histoplasma genotypesCristina Canteros (Argentina).
  • Multiple Histoplasma infections due new deadly genotypes in Northern Brazil Marcus Teixeira, Rosely Zancope (Brazil).
  • Histoplasma in AfricaClara Valero Fernández (Majahonda, Spain).
  • Cryptic populations of Histoplasma in bats in MexicoDaniel Estrada Bárcenas (Mexico).
  • Coccidioides in MexicoRaquel Salazar (Mexico).
  • Emerging Onygenales species in Southern USA wildlifeMarcus Teixeira (Flagstaff, USA).

Theme: Virulence and disease

  • Majocchi’s granuloma: current perspectivesMurat Durdu (Adana, Turkey).
  • Antifungal drug resistance of Trichophyton clinical isolatesMichel Monod (Lausanne, Switzerland).
  • Emergomyces africanus: clinico-pathology, diagnosis and managementIlan Schwartz (Canada).
  • Urease in OnygenalesAlf Botha (South Africa).
  • Awareness for pneumonia-acquired infections due C. posadasii in VenezuelaBridget Barker (Flagstaff, USA).
  • Coccidioidomycosis in Northeastern Brazil – Rossana Cordeiro (Brazil)

Theme: CRISP-CAS and other technologies in understanding gene function

  • Paracoccidioides – Juliana Alves Parente Rocha (Brazil).
  • HistoplasmaAnita Sil (USA).
  • CoccidioidesMarc Orbach (USA).
  • Recent advances in genetic tools of dermatophytes – T. Yamada (Tokyo, Japan).

Theme: Transcriptomics / Proteomics

  • Orbitrap MS of dermatophytesKarolina Dukik (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
  • Proteolytic activity-associated genes in dermatophytesAylin Döğen (Adana, Turkey).
  • Comparative genomics and evolution of virulence in dimorphic human pathogenic fungi Jose Muñoz (USA).
  • Paracoccidioides transcriptomics and proteomicsCélia Maria de Almeida Soares (Brazil).
  • Coccidioides Proteomics and BiomarkersDoug Lake (USA).
  • HistoplasmaChad Reppleye (USA).
  • Genome sequencing of Trichophyton tonsurans Vishnu Chaturvedi (San Francisco, USA).