Working Group on Malassezia epidemiology and pathobiology

The Malassezia database for polyphasic identification of isolates has been uploaded and you can visit it at : In order to have a useful and viable data base your feedback and contribution is imperative. Some fields are under construction and for their completion your suggestions and comments are invaluable.
For the time being, it is possible to deposit clinical and laboratory information, sequences and dendrograms, as well as antifungal susceptibility and treatment outcome data. Susceptibility data can be uploaded as a free text in the field: "Additional information" or "Other". 

Please note that you have to register completing your email and you have to provide a password. This is free, but for safety reasons and convenience you have to keep a note of your password. Then you can complete the forms.

ISHAM, in collaboration with TIMM is organizing a hands-on workshop as a Pre-TIMM CME awarding educational activity (see flier below).

Also, these are the two papers related and encouraged by the ISHAM Malassezia WG mentioning the WG in the text and in the acknowledgment section, which could go under the heading:


Working Group encouraged publications

Seborrheic dermatitis flare in a Dutch male due to commensal Malassezia furfur overgrowth.
Ran Y, He X, Zhang H, Dai Y, Li L, Bulmer GS. Med Mycol. 2008 Sep;46(6):611-4. Epub 2008 Jun 3.
Malassezia furfur fingerprints as possible markers for human phylogeography.
Gaitanis G, Velegraki A, Alexopoulos EC, Kapsanaki-Gotsi E, Zisova L, Ran Y, Zhang H, Arsenis G, Bassukas ID, Faergemann J. ISME J. 2008 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]