ISHAM NEWS! (30-03-2016)

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For information on the joint workshop of ISHAM Working Groups on Veterinary Mycology and Medical Phycology in Fusijawa, Japan, 8 September 2016, click here.

A recent issue of Studies in Mycology is devoted to phylogeny basidiomycetous yeasts among which are numerous human pathogens. The paper is open access.

The next conference on Mycology & Mushrooms, with sessions on medical mycology and related topics, will be held in San Antonio, U.S.A., 12-14 September, 2016. All information can be found on the website here.

An exceptional fungal exhibiting has been opened in Utrecht, The Netherlands. An international group of artists and designers have used fungal mycelia for innovative materials to make chairs, clothes, and furniture, see here. This could be an occasion to taste the country for your next visit, at the 20st ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam, 30 June - 4 July, 2018.

The latest LIFE Newsletter, with many features about important mycoses is freely available online, click here.

There will be two dermatophyte meetings at CBS, Utrecht, The Netherlands:

A CME activity with explanation of new taxonomy and with microscopy is organized on 28 October, 2016. A fee of € 50 will be charged; for registration, click here.

A scientific workshop of the ISHAM Working Group Dermatophytes to discuss latest achievements will take place on 29 and 30 October, 2016. No fee is charged, but registration is compulsory, click here.

The 6th Asian Pacific Medical Mycology Congress will be organized in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 20-22 October, 2016. This is the website.

Medical Mycology, vol. 54-3 have appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Takashi Sugita, Takashi Yamazaki, Koichi Makimura, Otomi Cho, Shin Yamada, Hiroshi Ohshima, and Chiaki Mukai
Editor's Choice: Comprehensive analysis of the skin fungal microbiota of astronauts during a half-year stay at the International Space Station

Med Mycol
(March 2016) 54 (3): 232-239 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv121

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Thiago Nunes Roberto, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Rosane Christine Hahn, and Zoilo Pires de Camargo:
Identifying Paracoccidioides phylogenetic species by PCR-RFLP of the alpha-tubulin gene
Med Mycol
(March 2016) 54 (3): 240-247 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv083
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Lucía Rangel-Gamboa, Fernando Martínez-Hernandez, Pablo Maravilla, Roberto Arenas-Guzmán, and Ana Flisser
Update of phylogenetic and genetic diversity of Sporothrix schenckii sensu lato
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 248-255 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv096
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Carole Cassagne, Anne-Cécile Normand, Lucas Bonzon, Coralie L'Ollivier, Magali Gautier, Fakhri Jeddi, Stéphane Ranque, and Renaud Piarroux
Routine identification and mixed species detection in 6,192 clinical yeast isolates
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 256-265 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv095
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Paula Tamião Arantes, Paula Volpato Sanitá, Carolina Santezi, Camila de Oliveira Barbeiro, Bárbara Donadon Reina, Carlos Eduardo Vergani, and Lívia Nordi Dovigo
Reliability of the agar based method to assess the production of degradative enzymes in clinical isolates of Candida albicans
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 266-274 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv103
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Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha, Sandro Antonio Pereira, Isabella Dib Ferreira Gremião, Tânia Maria Pacheco Schubach, and Zoilo Pires de Camargo
In vitro susceptibility of antifungal drugs against Sporothrix brasiliensis recovered from cats with sporotrichosis in Brazil
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 275-279 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv039
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Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, Hiram Villanueva-Lozano, Pedro Hernández-Rodríguez, Michel F. Martínez-Reséndez, Jaime García-Juárez, Humberto Rodríguez-Rocha, and Gloria M. González
Activity of sertraline against Cryptococcus neoformans: in vitro and in vivo assays
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 280-286 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv109
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Anamangadan Shafeeq Hassan, Abdullah M.S. Al-Hatmi, Coimbatore Subramanian Shobana, Anne D. van Diepeningen, László Kredics, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Mónika Homa, Jacques F. Meis, G. Sybren de Hoog, Venkatapathy Narendran, Palanisamy Manikandan, and IHFK Working Group
Antifungal Susceptibility and Phylogeny of Opportunistic Members of the Genus Fusarium Causing Human Keratomycosis in South India
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 287-294 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv105
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Nathan C Bahr, George A. Sarosi, David B Meya, Paul R Bohjanen, Sarah M Richer, Samantha Swartzentruber, Ryan Halupnick, Deidre Jarrett, L. Joseph Wheat, and David R Boulware
Seroprevalence of histoplasmosis in Kampala, Uganda
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 295-300 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv081
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Justin Michel, Danièle Maubon, Damien Arthur Varoquaux, Carole Boulze, Anne Cécile Normand, Christian Adrien Righini, Renaud Piarroux, Patrick Dessi, and Stéphane Ranque
Schizophyllum commune: an emergent or misdiagnosed fungal pathogen in rhinology?
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 301-309 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv084
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Ashley L. Garrett, Yu-Hui H. Chang, Kathleen Ganley, and Janis E. Blair
Uphill both ways: Fatigue and quality of life in valley fever
Med Mycol (March 2016) 54 (3): 310-317 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv097
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