ISHAM NEWS! (15-11-2011)

Dear , The ISHAM website has been totally restyled, it's worth a visit, click here. The site will still be subject to change, but we think its appearance is much more attractive now.

The recently established ISHAM Working Group on Veterinary Mycology (ISHAM-VMWG) now has more than 30 active members from around the globe. A first meeting will take place next year during ISHAM congress in Berlin, 11-15 June, 2012 (see here). We will discuss cooperative options and future plans. You can still join the group, don't hesitate to contact organizers S. Seyedmousavi or J. Guillot

As a pre-congress activity of the ISHAM Congress, a short course on Histopathology will be organized on 10 June, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. For information, click here.

The 6th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) will be held 11-14 October, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Click here for the website. We will keep you informed when program details are released.

The new textbook "Fundamental Medical Mycology", by Errol Reiss, H. Jean Shadomy and G. Marshall Lyon is now in distribution. Wiley has just announced a promotional 25% discount. To receive this discount please click here and use the code VB550.

The ISHAM Working Group on Cystic Fibrosis organized a very successful workshop in Angers, France, last September. Click here for extensive information and scientific outcome of this nice event.

The 11th International Congress of Immunology and Allergy of Iran will be held at Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran 26-29 April 2012. For more information please visit the following web site here.

You may not be aware of the existence the Russian journal of Immunopathology, which also publishes fungal papers: see here.

The ISHAM Working Group barcoding medical fungi had its successful first meeting at TIMM 5 in Valencia. The session contained 5 talks treated the basics of DNA barcoding, sequencing in a reference lab, the currently used genetic loci and the future of sequence independent identification using MALDI-TOF. A short report with abstracts and the pdf files of all talks can be found here. We discussed the establishment of a unified ITS sequence database. The next meeting of the Working Group will be organized at the ISHAM congress in Berlin, Germany, June 2012, see here. If you are interested to actively participate in this Working Group, contact Wieland Meyer ( or Sybren de Hoog (

The next issue of Medical Mycology (Vol. 48-8, Nov. 2011) has appeared and is freely available in your ISHAM member area. For your convenience we list the contents of this issue here below.

Epidemiology of endemic systemic fungal infections in Latin America
Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Angela Tobón, Angela Restrepo, Flavio Queiroz-Telles, Marcio Nucci
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 785–798.
Identification and susceptibility of Rhizomucor spp. isolated from patients with cutaneous zygomycosis in China
Si-Bu Wang, Ruo-Yu Li, Jin Yu
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 799–805.
RNA interference of WdFKS1 mRNA expression causes slowed growth, incomplete septation and loss of cell wall integrity in yeast cells of the polymorphic, pathogenic fungus Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis
Pengfei Guo, Paul J. Szaniszlo
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 806–818.

Microdilution in vitro antifungal susceptibility of Exophiala dermatitidis, a systemic opportunist
H. Badali, G. S. de Hoog, M. Sudhadham, J. F. Meis
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 819–824.
Fungal aero-decontamination efficacy of mobile air-treatment systems
Emilie Fréalle, Christophe Lestrez, Tiphaine Skierlak, Djallil Melboucy, Benoît Guery, Isabelle Durand-Joly, Laurence Delhaes, Noureddine Loukili
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 825–833.
Therapeutic and toxicologic studies in a murine model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
Karl V. Clemons, Julie A. Schwartz, David A. Stevens
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 834–847.
Performance of the new Platelia Candida Plus assays for the diagnosis of invasive Candida infection in patients undergoing myeloablative therapy
Frans M. Verduyn Lunel, J. Peter Donnelly, Henrich A. L. van der Lee, Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, Paul E. Verweij
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 848–855.

Susceptibility of Candida species and various moulds to antimycotic drugs: use of epidemiological cutoff values according to EUCAST and CLSI in an 8-year survey
Günter Rambach, Heidemarie Oberhauser, Cornelia Speth, Cornelia Lass-Flörl
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 856–863.
Characteristics and specificities of Cryptococcus infections in French Guiana, 1998–2008
Anne Debourgogne, Xavier Iriart, Denis Blanchet, Vincent Veron, Rachida Boukhari, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme, Christine Aznar
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 864–871.
Combination antifungal therapy for disseminated fusariosis in immunocompromised patients : a case report and literature review
Jyh-You Liu, Wei-Ting Chen, Bor-Sheng Ko, Ming Yao, Po-Ren Hsueh, Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao, Yu-Min Kuo, Yee-Chun Chen
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 872–878.
Rhodotorula fungemia: two cases and a brief review
Shalini Duggal, Hemant Jain, Amit Tyagi, Anuradha Sharma, T. D. Chugh
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 879–882.
Invasive Myceliophthora thermophila infection mimicking invasive aspergillosis in a neutropenic patient: a new cause of cross-reactivity with the Aspergillus galactomannan serum antigen assay
Florent Morio, François Fraissinet, Thomas Gastinne, Patrice Le Pape, Jacques Delaunay, Lynne Sigler, Connie Fe C. Gibas, Michel Miegeville
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 883–886.
Skin test reactivity of allergic subjects to basidiomycetes' crude extracts in a tropical environment
Félix E. Rivera-Mariani, Sylvette Nazario-Jiménez, Fernando López-Malpica, Benjamín Bolaños-Rosero
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 887–891.
Identification of allergens homologous to Alt a 1 from Stemphylium botryosum and Ulocladium botrytis
Antonio Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Idoia Postigo, Jorge A. Guisantes, Ester Suñén, Jorge Martínez
Medical Mycology Nov 2011, Vol. 49, No. 8: 892–896.

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