ISHAM NEWS! (29-04-2011)
Dear , The 13th International Congress on Yeasts will be held in Madison, WI, U.S.A., 26-30 August, 2012. The congress with the title 'Yeasts for a sustainable future' is a major event that may not be missed by anyone in the yeast area. Full information can be found
An illustrated handbook on fungal diversity, "The Genera of Hyphomycetes" with 997 pages compiled by Seifert et al. has just appeared as CBS Biodiversity Series No. 9. For information and ordering, click
A conference entitled "Candida Infection Biology – Fungal armoury, battlefields and host defences" will be held on 10-14 October, 2011 in Aquafredda di Maratea, Italy.
The conference is likely to be of interest to many ISHAM members. For information, click
A new edition of Guy St-Germain & Richard Summerbell's book "Identifying Fungi"
(378 pages) has appeared, see here.
A vacancy is available at CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands, for a researcher in a DNA-barcoding project to
characterize all fungal strains at CBS. The researcher will lead a team of up to 6 technicians dedicated to generating DNA sequence data of all strains in the Collection. See
here for information and application. Starting August 2011, the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis in Leiden, The Netherlands offers five PhD positions for 36 hours per week in various projects on biodiversity. Click here
A new journal, the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease has been launched, which may be of interest for our members working on tropical fungi. See the website here.
A report from the 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Vienna, Austria, 10-13 April 2010, can be found here. It was originally published in the journal Mykologie Forum.
To fill in the gap for fungi in the barcoding of life database (BOLD) the ITS1/2 region was selected as primary DNA barcoding marker for fungi until a careful evaluation of alternative genetic markers has been carried out at the recent meeting on fungal barcoding in Amsterdam 17/18.4.2011. We as medical mycologists have essentially already undertaken DNA barcoding for the identification of human pathogens for quite a time using either D1/D2 of the LSU, ITS1/2 of a number of other genetic loci. Arun Balajee (CDC), Sybren de Hoog (CBS) and Wieland Meyer (University of Sydney) have established a ISHAM working group on DNA barcoding of Medical fungi with the aim to establish a unified quality controlled sequence database to facilitate a fast molecular identification of human pathogens. With the upcoming TIMM-5 meeting in Valencia, 2-5. October 2011, we are proposing to organise the first meeting of the ISHAM working group, which will be open to all interested in sequence based identification. In order to organise a specific session at TIMM-5 we would like to asked you for your ability to attend TIMM-5 and also indicate to us if you use sequence based identification, and if so: (1) which genetic locus you are mostly using, and (2) if you have established an in house database containing quality controlled sequences, which are associated with morphological, biochemically identified isolates and have been sequenced in both directions. At the first meeting of the working group of DNA barcoding of Medical Fungi, we would like to discuss how we can integrate the various existing sequence databases and make them assessable the whole medical community. Please respond or send you suggestions to Wieland Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2011.
A meeting on comparative genomics of Eukaryotic organisms entitled "Understanding the Complexity of Diversity" will be organized in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 15-20 October, 2011. For information, click
49 issues 3 and
4 have appeared and is freely available in your member area. For your convenience we list the contents below:
|Volume 49, Number 3 (April 2011)
|Mycoses of implantation in Latin America: an overview of epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment
Flavio Queiroz-Telles, Marcio Nucci, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Angela Tobón, Angela Restrepo
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 225–236.
|Gut colonization by Candida albicans aggravates inflammation in the gut and extra-gut tissues in mice
Kei Sonoyama, Atsuko Miki, Ryusuke Sugita, Haruka Goto, Mayumi Nakata, Natsu Yamaguchi
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 237–247.
|Genetic relatedness and antifungal susceptibility profile of Candida albicans isolates from fungaemia patients
Sofia Costa-de-Oliveira, Inês Sousa, Alexandra Correia, Paula Sampaio, Célia Pais, Acácio Gonçalves Rodrigues, Cidália Pina-Vaz
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 248–252.
|Biofilm production and evaluation of antifungal susceptibility amongst clinical Candida spp. isolates, including strains of the Candida parapsilosis complex
Analy S. Melo, Fernando C. Bizerra, Edna Freymüller, Beth A. Arthington-Skaggs, Arnaldo L. Colombo
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 253–262.
|The RGS protein Crg2 is required for establishment and progression of murine pulmonary cryptococcosis
Amy Whittington, Ping Wang
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 263–275.
|Probing the role of point mutations in the cyp51A gene from Aspergillus fumigatus in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
L. Alcazar-Fuoli, E. Mellado, M. Cuenca-Estrella, D. Sanglard
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 276–284.
|In vitro interactions among echinocandins against Aspergillus fumigatus: lack of concordance among methods
Ronen Ben-Ami, Russell E. Lewis, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 285–288.
|Phylogenetic analysis of Pythium insidiosum Thai strains using cytochrome oxidase II (COX II) DNA coding sequences and internal transcribed spacer regions (ITS)
Patcharee Kammarnjesadakul, Tanapat Palaga, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana, Leonel Mendoza, Theerapong Krajaejun, Nongnuch Vanittanakom, Songsak Tongchusak, Jessada Denduangboripant, Ariya Chindamporn
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 289–295.
|A rare complication of ear piercing: a case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Veronaea botryosa in China
H. Sang, X. E. Zheng, Q. T. Kong, W. Q. Zhou, W. He, G. X. Lv, Y. N. Shen, W. D. Liu
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 296–302.
|Chronic ulcerative dermatitis caused by Fusarium sporotrichioides
Rui Kano, Haruhiko Maruyama, Minoru Kubota, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kamata
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 303–305.
|Fatal invasive trichosporonosis due to Trichosporon loubieri in a patient with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma
F. Gabriel, T. Noel, I. Accoceberry
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 306–310.
|Nasal rhinosporidiosis in humans: new interpretations and a review of the literature of this enigmatic disease
Shukla Das, Bineeta Kashyap, Madhumita Barua, Neelima Gupta, Rumpa Saha, Lakshmi Vaid, Alok Banka
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 311–315.
|Bloodstream yeast infections in a university hospital in Northeast Turkey: a 4-year survey
Faruk Aydin, Gulcin Bayramoglu, Necla Cebeci Guler, Nese Kaklikkaya, Ilknur Tosun
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 316–319.
|Seasonal variations in the prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii and Cryptococcus gattii in decayed wood inside trunk hollows of diverse tree species in north-western India: a retrospective study
H. S. Randhawa, T. Kowshik, Anuradha Chowdhary, Anupam Prakash, Z. U. Khan, Jianping Xu
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 320–323.
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|Microsporum audouinii tinea capitis in a Swiss school: assessment and management of patients and asymptomatic carriers
Davide Donghi, Valérie Hauser, Philipp P. Bosshard
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 324–328.
|Degradation of fungal DNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded sinus fungal balls hampers reliable sequence-based identification of fungi
Odile Cabaret, Guillaume Toussain, Nassera Abermil, Issam Abd Alsamad, Françoise Botterel, Jean-Marc Costa, Jean-François Papon, Stéphane Bretagne
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 329–332.
|Changing pattern of Candida species in a neonatal intensive care unit
Mehmet Sah Ipek, Belma Saygili Karagol, Aysegul Zencıroglu, Nurullah Okumus, Gonul Tanır
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 333–334.
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|Voriconazole: may be an option for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis
Medical Mycology Apr 2011, Vol. 49, No. 3: 335–335.
|Volume 49, Number 4 (May 2011)
|Endemic fungal infections in the Asia-Pacific region
A. Chakrabarti, M. A. Slavin
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 337–344.
|Value of consecutive galactomannan determinations for the diagnosis and prognosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in critically ill chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Hangyong He, Lin Ding, Shuo Chang, Fang Li, Qingyuan Zhan
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 345–351.
|Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus gattii in an immunocompetent host
Carlos Alberto Leão, Kennio Ferreira-Paim, Leonardo Andrade-Silva, Delio Jose Mora, Paulo Roberto da Silva, Anna Silva Machado, Priscila Freitas Das Neves, Giovana Silva Pena, Luciana Silva de Almeida Teixeira, Mario León Silva-Vergara
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 352–355.
|Dendritic cells restrict the transformation of Histoplasma capsulatum conidia into yeasts
Simon L. Newman, Wendy Lemen, Alan G. Smulian
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 356–364.
|Physiological and molecular characterization of atypical lipid-dependent Malassezia yeasts from a dog with skin lesions: adaptation to a new host?
C. Cafarchia, M. S. Latrofa, L. A. Figueredo, M. L. da Silva Machado, L. Ferreiro, J. Guillot, T. Boekhout, D. Otranto
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 365–374.
|Toll like receptor 5 (TLR5) may be involved in the immunological response to Aspergillus fumigatus in vitro
Ernst Kristian Rødland, Eirill Ager-Wick, Bente Halvorsen, Fredrik Müller, Stig S. Frøland
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 375–379.
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|Exposure to host or fungal PGE2 abrogates protection following immunization with Candida-pulsed dendritic cells
Gitanjali Kundu, Mairi C. Noverr
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 380–394.
|Saccharomyces boulardii and Candida albicans experimental colonization of the murine gut
G. Samonis, M. E. Falagas, S. Lionakis, M. Ntaoukakis, D. P. Kofteridis, I. Ntalas, S. Maraki
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 395–399.
|Palatal mucormycosis in patients with hematologic malignancy and stem cell transplantation
Fadi Al Akhrass, Labib Debiane, Lina Abdallah, Leyla Best, Victor Mulanovich, Kenneth Rolston, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 400–405.
|Invasive aspergillosis in patients with liver disease
Marco Falcone, Anna Paola Massetti, Alessandro Russo, Vincenzo Vullo, Mario Venditti
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 406–413.
|Breakthrough Saprochaete capitata infections in patients receiving echinocandins: case report and review of the literature
C. Schuermans, M. van Bergen, L. Coorevits, J. Verhaegen, K. Lagrou, I. Surmont, A. Jeurissen
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 414–418.
|Effects of levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and prulifloxacin on murine gut colonization by Candida albicans
S. Maraki, S. Lionakis, M. Ntaoukakis, E. Barbounakis, E. Ntasis, D. P. Kofteridis, G. Samonis
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 419–423.
|Pulmonary fungal infection caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum in a Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
Daniel Elad, Danny Morick, Dan David, Aviad Scheinin, Gilad Yamin, Shlomo Blum, Oz Goffman
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 424–426.
|A case of Conidiobolus coronatus in the vagina
Chithra Subramanian, Jack D. Sobel
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 427–429.
|A case of bovine valve endocarditis caused by Engyodontium album
Shiva Balasingham, Spyros Chalkias, Anna Balasingham, Zane Saul, Brian L. Wickes, Deanna A. Sutton
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 430–434.
|Co-existence of cutaneous alternariosis and tinea corporis in a renal transplant recipient
Ya-Qin Zhang, Xue-Gang Xu, Fu-Qiu Li, Huachen Wei, Hong-Duo Chen, Yuan-Hong Li
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 435–438.
|Isolation of Cryptococcus magnus and Cryptococcus chernovii from nasal cavities of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Ziauddin Khan, Eiman Mokaddas, Suhail Ahmad, Mona H. A. Burhamah
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 439–443.
|Effect of garlic-derived allyl sulphides on morphogenesis and hydrolytic enzyme secretion in Candida albicans
Snowber Yousuf, Aijaz Ahmad, Amber Khan, Nikhat Manzoor, Luqman A. Khan
Medical Mycology May 2011, Vol. 49, No. 4: 444–448.