Save the Date: Launch of the WHO First FPPL (embargoed until Oct, 25 2022 at 9:00 AM, CEST)

Dear FPPL AG members, and colleagues,

We are delighted to inform you that the first WHO FPPL and report is now cleared for release by our executive management, and that the launch date is now set for the 25th of October 2022.

This process has been delayed to ensure that the launch date is not in conflict with other major AMR Division events that could overshadow it.

Regarding the preparations for the launch,

  • In coordination with the colleagues from WHO communication and social-media teams, we are preparing the WHO departmental new page and some communications material for dissemination.
  • The embargo on the report will be lifted the morning of the 25th of October 2022
  • We will also hold a global WHO Press Conference l on the 25th of October 2022  mainly targeting the scientific press pool. We will share the exact time of the conference shortly.
  • On the 26th of October 2022 the newly published report will be also mentioned as part of the Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, (WHO DG) weekly address.

We highly encourage all of you to disseminate the report in your networks along with the actions points and main messages highlighted in the executive summary of the report.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your excellent contribution and guidance throughout this project. We truly appreciate your time, expertise, and kind commitment, and we are looking forward to future collaborations!


Best regards, 
Hatim (on behalf of the Team)

Join the study: In vitro Susceptibility Testing of “Rare Moulds” 

Few studies indicate that rare moulds are less susceptible or even resistant to general antifungal agents, hence the management of such infections is a major clinical challenge. The project "In vitro Susceptibility Testing of Rare Moulds, RaMo" will test a wide range of rare moulds against a broad pannel of antifungals using Etest and CLSI/EUCAST broth microdilution methods.  Your contribution is very wellcome!

Participation in this study could consist of (i) providing rare mould strains to us so that we perform AFST (antifungal susceptibility testing) OR (ii) providing already evaluated MICs of rare moulds, preferably with data from Etest and CLSI/EUCAST broth microdilution. Because of the heterogeneity of the term rare moulds, it is emphasized that the interest is not in any species of Aspergillus, Mucorales, Fusarium und Scedosporium species.

For more information please get in touch with Michaela Riedlsperger, Institut of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, ECMM EC (

Click here for more information about the study

Independent Fellowship in Medical Mycology & Bioinformatics (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

The above full-time post is available immediately for four years, in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Job Description
The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter is seeking to award a four-year Fellowship to a newly qualified postdoctoral researcher (with up to 5 years post-doctoral experience), with the aim of attracting the most promising individual to develop an early independent research career in medical mycology. This Fellowship covers salary and comes with a generous consumable budget (up to £20k per annum).
The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own independent research programme, becoming an independent junior principal investigator (PI). Support and mentoring will be provided from our MRC CMM Directors and other Centre PIs (

This post will focus specifically on Bioinformatics. The post-holder’s research programme should combine bioinformatics with ‘omics’ approaches to address the host or the host-pathogen interface, complementing the research conducted by Dr. Rhys Farrer’s team.

The successful applicant will: develop their own independent research programme; collaborate effectively with other members of the MRC CMM; write up their work for publication; present their work at conferences;
and contribute to the activities of the Centre (e.g. research, outreach and teaching).


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CALL for PAPERS on the topic of endemic implantation mycoses of human and veterinary relevance. We are inviting you to submit your case reports as well as small case series up to 5 cases, and would welcome your contribution to this special issue. A 50% discount to the Article Publishing Charge (APC) will be applied for all articles published in this special issue and will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. More information on the journal’s Open Access policies can be found here: In addition, ISHAM will provide 5 additional fee waivers for ISHAM members from LMIC for this special issue. The submission will be open until 31st May 2022.

Online ISHAM Council election 4 April - 31 May 2022

Monday 4 April around noon CET all members eligible to vote will receive a mail with a personal token to sign in to the voting website.
This mail will be sent to by the company WebElect, from their info mail address.

On the voting website you will find photo's, short bio's and a vision statement of each candidate.
You will be guided through the election process, and if you do not express you votes for all positions, you can return later to complete voting.

WebElect, a Dutch company, guarantees that elections are conducted with integrity and fairness. Their systems run in well-secured data centers. They are ISAE3000 certified whereby it is guaranteed that customers can expect an honest result and that customer data is in safe hands. 
Data is stored encrypted in their databases and due to the unique combination of login code and password, the voting process is completely anonymous.

Council elections 2022

In 2022 a new council has to be elected.
Candidates can be nominated for all positions in the council.
Attached the information about the nomination, including a nomination form.
A candidate must be nominated by two other ISHAM members.
The supporting documents (biography and vision) have a limit of 300 words each.

The new Atlas of Clinical Fungi

Dear mycologist, With great pleasure we announce that the new print of the Atlas of Clinical Fungi is available again, after the first print was sold out within a few months. With approx. 1600 densely filled pages in 2 volumes in full colour, over 700 species treated with beautiful photoplates and extensive nomenclature, and nearly 8000 references, the book is unmatched in fungal diagnostics. A web-version will be provided free of charge. For information and ordering, go to The project is entirely non-profit.

New seminar series Myco-Clinics organised by the MRC CMM

M Y C O - C L I N I C S
The MRC CMM would like to invite you to join us at our quarterly Myco-Clinics, where clinical experts in Medical Mycology will be presenting cases highlighting the challenges and new observations in the clinical recognition, diagnosis and management of fungal diseases.
The Myco-clinics will launch in September 2021 and will be held thereafter on the first Friday of every three months between 16:00 and 17:30 GMT. At each Myco-Clinic seminar, two speakers will each present a clinical case study with diagnostic considerations and process, treatment deliberations, follow-up and outcomes, concluding with a discussion and literature review.

The Myco-Clinics website, where more infomation is avaliable and where upcoming talks will be advertised:

A direct booking link for the 3rd September talk by Thuy Le and Ilan Schwartz:

The Myco-Clinics specific mailing list:

Medical Mycology new impact factor is 4.076.

We are pleased to announce that Medical Mycology new impact factor is 4.076. Many thanks to our past and present Chief Editors, Karl Clemons and Sharon Chen, members of the editorial board and reviewers!
It now ranks #5 of 29 journals in the Mycology category, #19 of 117 journals in the Infectious Diseases category, and #21 of 166 journals in the Veterinary Sciences category. (By comparison, last year’s IF was 2.822, and it ranked #13 of 29 journals in the Mycology category, #47 of 93 journals in the Infectious Diseases category, and #8 of 142 journals in the Veterinary Sciences category.)

Special issue on Neglected Implantation Mycoses in Medical Mycology Case reports

Prof Alexandro Bonifaz and Prof Flavio de Quieroz-Tellez are developing a Special issue on Neglected Implantation Mycoses in Medical Mycology Case reports. Call for papers is now open.  This Special issue of will publish peer-reviewed  case-reports and small case-series related to the endemic implantation mycoses of human and veterinary relevance. Further information can be found in the link:

Dr Jill Adler-Moore passed away on June 14, 2021

Dr Jill Adler-Moore, 76 years old, passed away on June 14, 2021 at 9:40pm, at home and surrounded by her family.
Amongst many other accolades Jill was instrumental in the development of liposomal amphotericin B. A full obituary will follow later.

NIAF Fauci Fellowships – Apply by 4/1!

The deadline for NIAF's inaugural Fauci Fellowships is rapidly approaching. In recognition of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci's life saving work, NIAF will award two $50,000 post-doctoral research grants—one to an Italian researcher working in Italy, and the other to an Italian American researcher working in the United States—to support research in infectious diseases and help establish the recipients' independent careers. Preference will be given to applicants who have earned their Ph.D. in an eligible field in the past eight years.

Download now the Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mould infections: an initiative of ECMM in cooperation with ISHAM and ASM

The Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mould infections: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and the American Society for Microbiology was released on February 16, 2021.
This is the second guideline of the One World – One Guideline initiative intending to diagnose these devastating diseases earlier, and to lead to more rapid and targeted treatment initiation.
45 experts from 24 countries developed this guidance document. Upon today‘s publication in Lancet Infectious Diseases, the guideline was endorsed by 55 scientific societies from around the world.
Here is a link to the publishes article on The Lancet website: and a link under which the guideline can be downloaded for free for the next 50 days

Article citation:
Hoenigl, M., Salmanton-García, J., Walsh, T. J., Nucci, M., Neoh, C. F., Jenks, J. D., et al. Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mould infections: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and the American Society for Microbiology. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2021 doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30784-2

Professor William Merz passed away on 22 November 2020

The obituary of Professor William Merz is published in the Mycological Heroes section of this website

Post-Doctoral Scientist Position available in laboratory at NIH

We have an available Post-Doctoral Scientist Position in our laboratory at NIH to study ‘Genomic Diversity, Pathobiology, and Antifungal  Susceptibility/Resistance of Emerging and  Cryptic Aspergillus Species Isolated from Hospitalized Patients with Underlying Immunodeficiencies.’ 

This post will be available until February 14, 2021 or until filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Professor Harbans Singh Randhawa passed away 11 Nov 2020

The obituary of Professor Harbans Singh Randhawa is published in the Mycological Heroes section of this website

Welcome Sharon Chen, incoming Medical Mycology Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2020

ISHAM is pleased to announce Sharon Chen, Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services at Westmeade Hospital in Sydney, Australia, as the incoming Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal, Medical Mycology. Dr. Chen’s appointment will begin January 2021.
ISHAM thanks Karl V Clemons, the present Editor-in-Chief for his immense contribution to Medical Mycology. He has uplifted the quality of the journal to a new standard. He will complete his term in December 2020.

​​​​Dr. Arunaloke Chakrabarti, MD 
President, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology

Ira F. Salkin memorial award recipient for 2019

June 23, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2019 Ira F. Salkin award for the best paper published in Medical Mycology by a member of YISHAM.  This award made possible by the family of Dr. Salkin (a previous Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology) is to encourage members of YISHAM to begin their careers in science with quality publications.

The recipient of the 2019 award is Ivan Mikhailovich Pchelin, MSc from the Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Microbiology at the Kashkin Research Institute of Medical Mycology, North-Western State Medical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. His article, Ivan M. Pchelin, Daniil V. Azarov, Maria A. Churina, Sergey G. Scherbak, Svetlana V. Apalko, Natalya V. Vasilyeva, and Anastasia E. Taraskina. Species boundaries in the Trichophyton mentagrophytes/T. interdigitale species complex. Medical Mycology, 2019, 57, 781–789 doi: 10.1093/mmy/myy115 was chosen by the awards committee as standing apart from the other nominations as the best embodiment of ISHAM’s mission, and contributions by our YISHAM members to the field of Medical Mycology.  His article contributes to the improved clarity of the taxonomy of this important group of dermatophytes.  We encourage you to read his paper.

Join us in congratulating Ivan this award.  We will look forward to hearing Ivan present his paper at YISHAM day at the next ISHAM congress in New Delhi.

For the awards committee:

Karl V. Clemons, PhD
Editor in Chief
Medical Mycology

Chester R. Cooper, PhD
Medical Mycology

Malcolm D. Richardson, PhD
Reviews Editor
Medical Mycology

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Job Opportunity

Mayne Pharma is seeking a Medical Science Liaison in infectious disease. If you are a Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, PharmD, PhD or MD who is looking to break into the pharmaceutical industry. This job description for the position can be found on our website at:


The essential part of this job will to have relationships in infectious disease with thought leaders in the endemic area and to have attended conferences over the years in cultivating these relationships. The emphasis does not have to be in fungal disease. Bacterial, viral, etc will qualify them as well.