ISHAM NEWS! (6-2-2012)

Dear , the 10th Workshop of the DMYKG Consilium Mycologicum will take place in Berlin, Germany, 24-25 February, 2012, and has as theme: Antimycotic testing and therapy guidelines. The meeting is in the German language. Click here for the program.

The next ICAAC meeting (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) will take place in San Francisco, 9-12 September, 2012. The website will be opened soon, and some preliminary information can be found here.

The Fungus Research Team of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, U.S.A. is looking for a qualified leader. Information about the job can be found here or additionally in correspondence by Mary Brandt.

The University College of London and the British Society for Medical Mycology offer an MSc / diploma / certificate Medical Mycology via distant learning, see here.

The DMYKG-affiliated Scientia Akademie organizes a seminar on systemic fungal infections in Mainz, Germany, 16-17 March, 2012. Click here for the program. The meeting is in the German language.

The Australian research team at Sydney lead by Wieland Meyer will sequence the genome of four Scedosporium aurantiacum strains representing high and low virulent clinical and environmental isolates to enable studies to better understand the pathogenicity of this emerging human pathogenic fungus. This will be done in cooperation with Nicky Packer from Macquarie University.

The 48th British Society for Medical Mycology (BSMM) annual meeting will be held at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, Wales, 29 April – 1 May, 2012. The scientific programme, online registration and abstract information are available here. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is March 14th.

Note that the deadline for abstract submission for the ISHAM Congress in Berlin, Germany in June is approaching: February 19th, 2012. Several attractive slots are foreseen for talks to be selected based on the submitted papers. Click Online Abstract Submission here.

The Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory at the University of Sydney is seeking applicants for a research assistant position with experience in molecular biology, DNA barcoding, mycology, and virulence studies using the mouse and Galleria mellonella models to determine the best DNA barcoding region for the identification of human pathogenic fungi. The project is entitled: "DNA Barcoding of Pathogenic Fungi as the Basis for the Development of Novel Standardized Diagnostic Tools". Three year position at a PSP1 level. For further information please contact Wieland Meyer.

The University of Sydney is also seeking applicants for a postdoctorial fellow position, 3 years at a PSP3 level, with experience in molecular biology, fungal genetics (including gene knockout and reconstitution), and virulence studies. The project is entitled "Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Fungal Virulence". For further information please contact Wieland Meyer.

Medical Mycology
vol. 50 issue 2 (February, 2012) is now freely available in your member area. For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Cryptococcus gattii: where do we go from here?
Julie Harris, Shawn Lockhart, Tom Chiller
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 113–129.
Antifungal susceptibility of ocular fungal pathogens recovered from around the world against itraconazole, voriconazole, amphotericin B, and caspofungin
Havva Gul Ozdemir, Yasemin Oz, Macit Ilkit, Nuri Kiraz
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 130–135

Bloodstream and non-invasive isolates of Candida glabrata have similar population structures and fluconazole susceptibilities
Timothy J. Lott, Joao P. Frade, G. Marshall Lyon, Naureen Iqbal, Shawn R. Lockhart
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 136–142.
Fructose-bisphosphate aldolase and pyruvate kinase, two novel immunogens in Madurella mycetomatis
Nele de Klerk, Corné de Vogel, Ahmed Fahal, Alex van Belkum, Wendy W. J. van de Sande
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 143–151.

Aspergillus novoparasiticus: a new clinical species of the section Flavi
Sarah S. Gonçalves, Alberto M. Stchigel, Josep F. Cano, Patricio C. Godoy-Martinez, Arnaldo L. Colombo, Josep Guarro
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 152–160.
Microsporum mirabile and its teleomorph Arthroderma mirabile, a new dermatophyte species in the M. cookei clade
Jong Soo Choi, Yvonne Gräser, Grit Walther, Andrea Peano, Francoise Symoens, Sybren de Hoog
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 161–169.
Sporotrichosis in HIV-infected patients: report of 21 cases of endemic sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dayvison Francis Saraiva Freitas, Brenda de Siqueira Hoagland, Antonio Carlos Francesconi do Valle, Beatriz Barros Fraga, Mônica Bastos de Barros, Armando de Oliveira Schubach, Rodrigo de Almeida-Paes, Tullia Cuzzi, Cláudia Maria Valete Rosalino, Rosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira, Maria Clara Gutierrez-Galhardo
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 170–178.
Allergic fungal sinusitis: innocence under suspicion
Sandeep Mohindra, Satyawati Mohindra, Amanjit Bal
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 179–186.
Recipient of kidney from donor with asymptomatic infection by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Marjorie V. Batista, Paula K. Sato, Ligia C. Pierrotti, Flavio J. de Paula, Gustavo F. Ferreira, Daisa S. Ribeiro-David, William C. Nahas, Maria I. S. Duarte, Maria A. Shikanai-Yasuda
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 187–192.
First isolation of the anamorph of Kazachstania heterogenica from a fatal infection in a primate host
Sergio Alvarez-Perez, Ana Mateos, Lucas Dominguez, Eva Martinez-Nevado, Antonio Rodriguez-Bertos, Jose L. Blanco, Marta E. Garcia
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 193–196.
Disseminated sporotrichosis in a patient with hairy cell leukemia treated with amphotericin B and posaconazole
Paul E. Bunce, Lin Yang, Soohun Chun, Sean X. Zhang, Martina A. Trinkaus, Larissa M. Matukas
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 197–201.

Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum DNA in peripheral blood from a patient with ocular histoplasmosis syndrome

José M. Hernández, Cesar O. Muñoz-Cadavid, Diana L. Hernández, Catalina Montoya, Ángel González
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 202–206.
Multiple subcutaneous cysts due to Exophiala spinifera in an immunocompetent patient
Hamid Badali, Jagdish Chander, Mansour Bayat, Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Shailpreet Sidhu, Hena Rani, Ashok Attri, Uma Handa, Jacques F. Meis, G. Sybren de Hoog
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 207–213.
Comparative analysis of Candida biofilm quantitation assays
Heather T. Taff, Jeniel E. Nett, David R. Andes
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 214–218.
Vulvar pythiosis in two captive camels (Camelus dromedarius)
Ricardo Videla, Sarel van Amstel, Sarah H. O'neill, Linda A. Frank, Shelley J. Newman, Raquel Vilela, Leonel Mendoza
Medical Mycology Feb 2012, Vol. 50, No. 2: 219–224.

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