ISHAM NEWS! (6-10-2010)
Dear , The Middle East Yeast Workshop ‘Molecular
Diagnostics and Treatment’ in Doha, Qatar, 16-18 February 2011 has now a
website with all relevant information. There will be an international
panel of speakers.
The 4th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists will be organised in Geneva, Switzerland, 26-30 June, 2011, with several topics
relevant to medical mycology. The preliminary program and further info can be
A new user-friendly phylogenetic
program is being developed by Thasso Griebel in Jena, Germany, Epos, a tool for phylogenetic analysis from ground up. Included is an embedded
database that allows data storage and management, including raw sequences,
alignments, distance matrices and trees. A multitude of algorithms is
supported, for example, ClustalW and Muscle for multiple sequence alignments,
RaxML and Paup for tree construction as well as various consensus and supertree
methods. The Epos user interfaces allows you to view and edit your data, and
execute the algorithms either locally or on a remote cluster. The Software
provides a tree comparator for visual comparison, script support, Blast
integration and a way to automatically install external programs (i.e.
ClustalW). Epos is Open Source and runs on all major Platforms (Windows/Mac
OS/Linux). You may download the latest version
Feedback is appreciated: email@example.com.
The website of the workshop “The dynamics of zygomycete
research in a changing world” is now open with preliminary program and
registration data, click
The workshop is organised in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3-5 March, 2011. The
workshop aims to connect researchers in clinical, environmental and
food-related areas to build up a balanced vision on Zygomycetes. There is no
registration fee; ISHAM members will be offered a free excursion.
ISHAM welcomes a new Working Group uniting medical
mycologists from Asia that has now joined our society; see at the Working
Group area of this website here. This group wishes to run teaching workshops
and perform fungal surveillance studies across many countries in Asia. ISHAM
members from Asia are kindly invited to participate in its activities.
Society for Medical Mycology (NVMY) will organize an English-language
scientific meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 8 December 2010, see
here. Participation is free of charge.
ECMM-ISHAM Working Group Pseudallescheria / Scedosporium Infections has
a new team of conveners: Michaela Lackner firstname.lastname@example.org, Sharon Chen email@example.com and
Walter Buzina firstname.lastname@example.org.
meeting on "Fungal bioinformatics and medical mycology" to be
held on November 12 in Wageningen.
further info can be
Belgian Society for Medical Mycology organises a meeting in Antwerp, Belgium,
on 7 October 2010, entitled: “Belgian course in medical mycology: what has changed after 5, 10 or 20
years?” Program and
registration info can be found Here.
The new ISHAM Working Group on Barcoding has now
officially been approved and can be found in the WG area of our website
here. Conveners are Wieland Meyer email@example.com,
Arun Balajee firstname.lastname@example.org and Sybren de Hoog email@example.com. The group is
searching for specialists in different fungal groups and will organise meetings
at major mycological congresses.
The new issue of Medical Mycology (48-6) has been
published and is freely available in your ISHAM member area. For your
convenience we list the contents below:
|Cutaneous cryptococcosis in solid organ transplant recipients
Hsin-Yun Sun, Barbara D.
Lortholary, Francoise Dromer, Graeme N.
Forrest, G. Marshall Lyon, Jyoti Somani, Krishan L. Gupta, Ramon Del Busto, Timothy L.
Pruett, Costi D. Sifri, Ajit P. Limaye, George T. John, Goran B.
Klintmalm, Kenneth Pursell, Valentina Stosor, Michele I.
Morris, Lorraine A.
Dowdy, Patricia Muñoz, Andre C. Kalil, Julia
Garcia-Diaz, Susan L. Orloff, Andrew A. House, Sally H. Houston, Dannah Wray, Shirish Huprikar, Leonard B.
Johnson, Atul Humar, Raymund R.
Razonable, Robert A. Fisher, Shahid Husain, Marilyn M.
Wagener, Nina Singh
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 785–791.
|Protection against Paracoccidioides brasiliensis infection conferred by the prophylactic administration of native and
Kely C. Coltri, Leandro L. Oliveira, Luciana P. Ruas, Patrícia E. Vendruscolo, Maria Helena Goldman, Ademilson
Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 792–799.
|Fonsecaea nubica sp. nov, a
new agent of human chromoblastomycosis revealed using molecular data
M. J. Najafzadeh, J. Sun, V. Vicente, L. Xi, A. H. G. Gerrits van den Ende, G. S. de Hoog
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 800–806.
|Screening for drug-resistant Candida yeasts with
R. Kirkpatrick, Joseph
D. Zimmerman, Fadi
P. Haikal, Michael
J. Broker, Erin
W. Fothergill, Dora
I. McCarthy, Thomas
F. Patterson, Spencer
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 807–816.
|Influence of host immunosuppression on CT findings in invasive
A. Milito, Dimitrios
P. Kontoyiannis, Russell
E. Lewis, Ping
R. Mawlawi, Mylene
T. Truong, Edith
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 817–823.
|Human external ear canal as the specific reservoir of Malassezia
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 824–827.
|Optimized 5-hour multiplex PCR test for the detection of tinea
unguium: performance in a routine PCR laboratory
Anna Brillowska-Dabrowska, Sanne Søgaard Nielsen, Henrik Vedel Nielsen, Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 828–831.
|Genetic diversity of Aspergillus fumigatus in indoor
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 832–838.
|Five-year evaluation of bloodstream yeast infections in a
tertiary hospital: the predominance of non-C. albicans Candida species
H. Pereira, Patrícia
Rady Müller, Maria
Walderez Szeszs, Anna
S. Levin, Márcia
S. C. Melhem
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 839–842.
|Expression of activation and cytotoxic molecules by peripheral
blood lymphocytes of patients with paracoccidioidomycosis
C. Burlandy-Soares, R.
L. Mamoni, L.
Z. Schreiber, M.
H. S. L. Blotta
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 843–852.
|Comparative virulence of three species of Exophiala in
Mar Rodríguez, Marçal
Javier Pastor, Josep
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 853–857.
|Evaluation of the Etest method for susceptibility testing of Aspergillus spp. and Fusarium spp. to three echinocandins
I. Martos, A.
T. González, A.
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 858–861.
caused by Candida guilliermondii in diabetes mellitus: first reported
P. C. Macêdo, Neiva
T. Oliveira, Aline
M. A. Farias, Vanessa
K. A. Silva, Ana
B. Wilheim, Fabíola
M. Couto, Rejane
Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 862–865.
|A noninvasive renal fungus ball caused by Rhizopus – a
previously unreported manifestation of zygomycosis
A. Cadena, George
R. Thompson III, Deanna
A. Sutton, Aaron
D. Owens, Thomas
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 866–869.
|Rhinoentomophthoromycosis due to Conidiobolus coronatus.
A case report and an overview of the disease in India
S. Randhawa, Z.
U. Khan, S.
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 870–879.
|Voriconazole, a safe alternative for treating infections caused
by the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii in bearded
dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
L. Van Waeyenberghe, K. Baert, F. Pasmans, P. van Rooij, T. Hellebuyck, L. Beernaert, P. de Backer, F. Haesebrouck, A. Martel
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 880–885.
between histology and culture in filamentous fungal infections
Ra Yun, Kye-Hyung
Hyun Jeon, Eui-Chong
Hyun Chung, Wan
Beom Park, Myoung-Don
Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 886–888.
|Genetic variability and phospholipase production of Malassezia
pachydermatis isolated from dogs with diverse grades of skin lesions
L.S. Machado, Claudia
R. Ferreira, Simone
P. Bianchi, Maria
S. Latrofa, Antonio
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 889–892.
|Correlation of Etest and Neo-Sensitabs diffusion assays on
Mueller-Hinton-methylene blue agar with broth microdilution reference method
(CLSI-M27-A2) for testing susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans to
amphotericin B and fluconazole
Eugenia Ochiuzzi, Gabriela
María Santiso, Alicia
Medical Mycology Sep 2010, Vol. 48, No. 6: 893–896.