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 19th).

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 group area.

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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