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.