ISHAM NEWS! (03-06-2016)

Dear , ISHAM Council had a meeting in Taipei, watch the video for stimulating suggestions from Council members here.

ISHAM welcomes the Turkish Society of Medical Mycology which was recently affiliated to ISHAM. The society is chaired by Prof. Emel Tümbay, and Prof. Süleyha Hilmioğlu-Polat is General Secretary. We are happy with this new cooperation, and will announce the website soon.

The ISHAM-affiliated societies are kindly invited to make free publicity at the 20st ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 30 June - 4 July, 2018. There will be space for posters of your society, and links to your website. Instructions will follow in due course. Did you update your society data with the ISHAM General Secretary Wieland Meyer.

You may have noticed that the logo of the 20st ISHAM Congress is inspired by Vincent van Gogh. If you like his art, there are great possibilities for pre- or post-congress tours to musea in The Netherlands with numerous originals, his working places, and see work of his contemporaries, here.

The ISHAM Mycetoma Working Group is glad to announce that on the 28th of May 2016, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to add mycetoma on the WHO neglected tropical disease list, as the first fungal disease. The new resolution will help to raise awareness of the disease. A wider recognition of the burden of mycetoma is expected to boost the development of control strategies and tools suitable for implementation in poor and remote areas where many of the cases occur. See also the press release of the WHO.

For those of you who are not yet familiar with the ISHAM Website, we draw your attention to useful features such as the Agenda. At this moment, 27 meetings and courses on medical mycology are listed!

Registration is now open for the next meeting of the ECMM/ISHAM working group on Scedosporium infections, which will be held in Bilbao, Spain, 6-7 October, 2016; click here for all info. Registration form Abstract submission form

Medical Mycology, vol. 54-4 has appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Mohammad T. Albataineh and David Kadosh
Regulatory roles of phosphorylation in model and pathogenic fungi
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 333-352 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv098
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Jesús Guinea, Pilar Escribano, Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Teresa Peláez, Marta Kestler, Patricia Muñoz, Antonio Vena, Fátima López-Fabal, and Emilio Bouza
Therapeutic drug monitoring of voriconazole helps to decrease the percentage of patients with off-target trough serum levels
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 353-360 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv099
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Jonathan Dyal, Andrew Akampurira, Joshua Rhein, Bozena M Morawski, Reuben Kiggundu, Henry W Nabeta, Abdu K Musubire, Nathan C Bahr, Darlisha A Williams, Tihana Bicanic, Robert A Larsen, David B Meya, David R Boulware, and on behalf of the ASTRO-CM Trial Team
Editor's Choice: Reproducibility of CSF quantitative culture methods for estimating rate of clearance in cryptococcal meningitis
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 361-369 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv104
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Wellington Luiz Ferreira da Silva, Carla Pagliari, Maria Irma Seixas Duarte, and Mirian N. Sotto
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis interacts with dermal dendritic cells and keratinocytes in human skin and oral mucosa lesions
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 370-376 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv112
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Sung-Yeon Cho, Eun-Young Kwon, Su-Mi Choi, Dong-Gun Lee, Chulmin Park, Sun Hee Park, Jin-Hong Yoo, and Jung-Hyun Choi
Editor's Choice: Immunomodulatory effect of mesenchymal stem cells on the immune response of macrophages stimulated by Aspergillus fumigatus conidia
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 377-383 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv110
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Siripen Pesee, Chayanit Angkananuwat, Sudarat Tancharoensukjit, Somporn Muanmai, Pattaraporn Sirivan, Manita Bubphawas, and Nissara Tanarerkchai
In vitro activity of Caspofungin combined with Fluconazole on mixed Candida albicans and Candida glabrata biofilm
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 384-393 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv108
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Chunmei Ying, Hongju Zhang, Zhenhua Tang, Huifen Chen, Jing Gao, and Chaoyan Yue
Antifungal susceptibility and molecular typing of 115 Candida albicans isolates obtained from vulvovaginal candidiasis patients in 3 Shanghai maternity hospitals
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 394-399 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv082
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Musang Liu, Nan Zheng, Dongmei Li, Hailin Zheng, Lili Zhang, Hu Ge, and Weida Liu
cyp51A-based mechanism of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: Illustration by a new 3D Structural Model of Aspergillus fumigatus CYP51A protein
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 400-408 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv102
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Olivier Matray, Abdelmounaim Mouhajir, Sandrine Giraud, Charlotte Godon, Gilles Gargala, Franck Labbé, Amandine Rougeron, Jean-Jacques Ballet, Rachid Zouhair, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, and Loïc Favennec
Semi-automated repetitive sequence-based PCR amplification for species of the Scedosporium apiospermum complex
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 409-419 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv080
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Nalu Teixeira de Aguiar Peres, Larissa Gomes da Silva, Rodrigo da Silva Santos, Tiago Rinaldi Jacob, Gabriela Felix Persinoti, Lenaldo Branco Rocha, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão, Antonio Rossi, and Nilce Maria Martinez-Rossi
In vitro and ex vivo infection models help assess the molecular aspects of the interaction of Trichophyton rubrum with the host milieu
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 420-427 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv113
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Carline Longhi, Jussevania Pereira Santos, Alexandre Tadachi Morey, Priscyla Daniely Marcato, Nelson Durán, Phileno Pinge-Filho, Gerson Nakazato, Sueli Fumie Yamada-Ogatta, and Lucy Megumi Yamauchi
Combination of fluconazole with silver nanoparticles produced by Fusarium oxysporum improves antifungal effect against planktonic cells and biofilm of drug-resistant Candida albicans
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 428-432 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv036
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Yasunori Muraosa, Takahito Toyotome, Maki Yahiro, Akira Watanabe, Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda, and Katsuhiko Kamei
Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum from clinical specimens by cycling probe-based real-time PCR and nested real-time PCR
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 433-438 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv106
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Kazuya Tone, Yoshiko Umeda, and Koichi Makimura
Cross-reactivity in Cryptococcus antigen latex agglutination test in two commercial kits
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 439-443 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv115
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Erratum: Emergence of Magnusiomyces capitatus infections in Western Nepal
Med Mycol (May 2016) 54 (4): 444 doi:10.1093/mmy/myw010
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