ISHAM NEWS! (12-03-2010)
Dear ISHAM member, ISHAM
has started a Gallery of Distinguished Mycologists, with historical obituaries.
We thought it was most appropriate to initiate this series with Carlyn Halde, who donated a Fund to ISHAM to allow deprived mycologists to become
sponsored member of our society. Further material for this web area may be sent
to Sybren de Hoog.
The 46th British Society for Medical Mycology (BSMM) meeting will be held April
18-20, 2010 in Exeter, U.K. Topics covered include fungal cell wall,
morphogenesis, pathogenicity, host-pathogen interactions and clinical mycology.
Joe Heitman will deliver the President’s lecture and Frank Odds a special
retirement lecture. Please click here
for registration, scientific programme and abstract submission (deadline March
The Scientific Institute for Public Health, Department Mycology &
Aerobiology in Brussels, Belgium has a vacancy for a biologist (Jr. Master
Biological or Biomedical Sciences). For information, click here.
As a part of the annual meeting of the ISHAM working group Mycology Study Group
(MSG) in Philadelphia, U.S.A., April 7 and 8, a CME program will be conducted
on April 7 which will include a number of innovative presentations pertaining
to clinical and diagnostic mycology. For information, see under the MSG working
We announce the “BIOBASE Knowledge Library (BKL) - YEAST Edition”, a fully
manually curated database which provides comprehensive information on proteomes
of S. cerevisiae, S. pombe, and 18 other human fungal pathogens including C.
albicans. BKL-Yeast, is the collection of the following databases: YPD
(S. cerevisiae), PombePD (S. pombe), MycoPathPD, TRANSFAC®-Yeast (gene
regulation events related to yeast), click here.
Several courses have recently been held in China. For a brief report, check out
the ISHAM website under News and Reports here.
An Interdisciplinary Forum on Superficial Infections will be organized as an
element of a series of workshops by the study group Eukaryotic Pathogens from
the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, in collaboration with the
German Society for Mycology. The meeting will take place in Jena, Germany,
October 11-13, 2010. Information is available in the International Agenda of
the ISHAM website here.
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