ISHAM NEWS! (20-02-2013)

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The ISHAM News team wishes all our Asian members a happy and successful New Year of the Snake - a year of steady progress and elaborate wisdom. ISHAM will be at your side to expand your knowledge and network.

Epidemics-4, an international conference on infectious disease dynamics, will be organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19-22 November, 2013. Click here for full information.

On February the 1st, experts on Mycetoma from around the world attended a meeting hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) in Geneva to review clinical, basic science and public health aspects of this disease. Although many patients are suffering from mycetoma, no adequate and affordable treatment is available; the disease affects mainly poor populations. The aim of the meeting was identify gaps in our knowledge, to raise awareness for the disease, and to advocate that mycetoma should be on the list neglected tropical diseases list of the World Health Organization. For detailed information, contact the ISHAM Mycetoma Working Group

A specialization course medical mycology will be organized in Leuven, Belgium, 19-22 September 2013. Click here for information and registration.

Your cooperation is requested for a survey into the extent of scientific fraud in the field of Medical Mycology. Note that the current survey runs on a different website than the 2012 survey so we invite all ISHAM members (including those who participated in the 2012 survey) to take part in this 2013 survey. The purpose is to present a rather general view rather than any specific case, and, importantly, data cannot be traced to any individual entries. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes of your valuable time and can be reached here until March 4 2013.

The fungicidal properties of human protein PSP94 have recently been discovered; PSP94 has been implicated in prostate cancer and BPH. This thesis reviews the role of fungi in prostate disease. “PSP94, what is it good for?” 2nd edition, Martin Laurence, 2013, 169 pp, ISBN: 1-482-301652. It is freely available in your member area of the ISHAM website; see under Mycological Theses.

The ISHAM Working Group Veterinary Mycology offers an international course in veterinary mycology to be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 4-8 November, 2013. The course is CME accredited. The website for course program and registration can be found here. For more info contact

A PhD Thesis on Candida proteomics and vaccine development is freely available in your member area of the ISHAM website; see under Mycological Theses.

A course entitled: "Molecular Mycology: Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis" will be organized in Woods Hole, USA, July 31 - August 16, 2013. This dynamic course provides state-of-the-art training in molecular methods for studying fungal pathogens and fungi-host interactions. Full information can be found here.

A German-language course on systemic fungal infections will be given in Berlin, Germany, 22-23 March, 2013. A flyer with essential information can be found here.

The Western Illinois University, USA, has a vacancy for an assistant professor in microbiology. Detailed information and application instructions can be found here.

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