ISHAM NEWS! (22-04-2013)

Dear , MYK-47, the 2013 meeting of the German-speaking Mycological Society, will be held in Tübingen, Germany, 5-7 September, 2013. The preliminary program can be found on this flyer here, or visit the website here.

The 12th European Conference on Fungal Genetics will be held in Seville, Spain,  March 23-27, 2014. For full information, click here.

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) welcomes nominations of genomes to be sequences in its Community Sequencing Program. For procedures how to submit a proposal, see here.  The current fungal program can be found here.

Scientia Akademie organizes a short course Infections in Intensive Medicine in Potsdam, Germany, 3-4 May, 2013. The course will be held in the German language. Full information can be found here.

The ECMM-ISHAM Working group on Zygomycoses has just published a special issue of the journal Persoonia on zygomycete biodiversity and phylogeny. The issue is available in open access here.

A preliminary program is now available for the 6th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-14 October, 2013. Visit the website here  for all information and registration.

The CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre has a vacancy for a PhD student to work on ‘Rapid detection and limitation of toxigenic Fusarium species’. Information can be found on the advertisement here or contact Anne van Diepeningen. Application letters can be send before May 1st 2013 to stating vacancy CBS-2013-02 in the subject line.

The University of Manchester (U.K.) offers a master’s program in medical mycology, specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop skills as mycologists. Full information can be found here.

Micom 2014, an International Conference on Microbial Communication will be held in Jena, Germany, 31 March – 3 April, 2014. Full info can be found here.

A one-day meeting Trends in the diagnostic as aspergillosis will be held in Paris, France, on June 23, 2013. The meeting focuses on diagnostics and azole resistance of Aspergillus species. Registration is compulsory here; the program can be found here.

A PhD Thesis by Ferry Hagen entitled “Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans - Cosmopolitans on the move” is now available in the Thesis area of the ISHAM website here.

The next Asian Mycological Congress will take place in Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2013. Information and program overview can be found here. There will also be items of medical interest.

Two new issues of Medical Mycology have appeared and are now freely available via your ISHAM member area: vol. 51 nos 3 and 4. For your convenience we list the contents below:

Volume 51, Number 3 (April 2013)

Is the incidence of candidemia caused by Candida glabrata increasing in Brazil? Five-year surveillance of Candida bloodstream infection in a university reference hospital in southeast Brazil
Maria Luiza Moretti, Plinio Trabasso, Luzia Lyra, Renata Fagnani, Mariangela Ribeiro Resende, Luis Gustavo de Oliveira Cardoso, Angélica Zaninelli Schreiber
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 225–230.

Candida mesorugosa sp. nov., a novel yeast species similar to Candida rugosa, isolated from a tertiary hospital in Brazil
Guilherme M. Chaves, Gisela R. Terçarioli, Ana Carolina B. Padovan, Robert C. Rosas, Renata C. Ferreira, Analy S. A. Melo, Arnaldo L. Colombo
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 231–242.

Curcumin-mediated photodynamic inactivation of Candida albicans in a murine model of oral candidiasis
Lívia Nordi Dovigo, Juliana Cabrini Carmello, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa, Carlos Eduardo Vergani, Iguatemy Lourenço Brunetti, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Ana Cláudia Pavarina
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 243–251.

Multilocus sequence typing of Cryptococcus neoformans in non-HIV associated cryptococcosis in Nagasaki, Japan
Tomo Mihara, Koichi Izumikawa, Hiroshi Kakeya, Popchai Ngamskulrungroj, Takashi Umeyama, Takahiro Takazono, Masato Tashiro, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Hideaki Ohno, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshitsugu Miyzaki, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 252–260.

Fluconazole resistance in cryptococcal disease: emerging or intrinsic?
Jenny Wan Sai Cheong, Joe McCormack
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 261–269.

Histoplasma capsulatum preferentially induces IDO in the lung
Chadi A. Hage, Daniel J. Horan, Michelle Durkin, Patricia Connolly, Zeruesenay Desta, Todd C. Skaar, Kenneth S. Knox, L. Joseph Wheat
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 270–279.

Identification of antifungal natural products via Saccharomyces cerevisiae bioassay: insights into macrotetrolide drug spectrum, potency and mode of action
Brad Tebbets, Zhiguo Yu, Douglas Stewart, Li-Xing Zhao, Yi Jiang, Li-Hua Xu, David Andes, Ben Shen, Bruce Klein
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 280–289.

Characterization of an antigenic chitosanase from the cellulolytic fungus Chaetomium globosum
Natacha B. Provost, Chunhua Shi, Yi-Min She, Terry D. Cyr, J. David Miller
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 290–299.

Practical identification of eight medically important Trichosporon species by reverse line blot hybridization (RLB) assay and rolling circle amplification (RCA)
Meng Xiao, Li-Na Guo, Fanrong Kong, He Wang, Tania C. Sorrell, Ruo-Yu Li, Wei Jiang, Sharon C-A. Chen, Ying-Chun Xu
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 300–308.

In vitro activity of aminosterols against dermatophytes
Oumar Coulibaly, Kamel Alhanout, Coralie L'Ollivier, Jean-Michel Brunel, Mahamadou A Thera, Abdoulaye A Djimdé, Ogobara K Doumbo, Renaud Piarroux, Stéphane Ranque
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 309–312.

Endemic paracoccidioidomycosis: relationship between clinical presentation and patients’ demographic features
Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Valdes Roberto Bollela, Benedito Antônio Lopes Da Fonseca, Roberto Martinez
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 313–318.

Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and type of coccidioidal infection
George R. Thompson III, Derek Bays, Sandra L. Taylor, Stuart H. Cohen, Demosthenes Pappagianis
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 319–323.

Initial voriconazole trough blood levels and clinical outcomes of invasive aspergillosis in patients with hematologic malignancies
Yeon-Joo Lee, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sail Chun, Dae-Young Kim, Jung-Hee Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Sung-Han Kim
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 324–330.

Aspartyl proteinase, phospholipase, esterase and hemolysin activities of clinical isolates of the Candida parapsilosis species complex
Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, J. Gerardo González, Gloria M. González
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 331–335.

Better hospital nutrition needed to prevent and treat Aspergillus infections
Luke T. Curtis
Medical Mycology Apr 2013, Vol. 51, No. 3: 336.

Volume 51, Number 4 (May 2013)

Detection and characterization of Histoplasma capsulatum in a German badger (Meles meles) by ITS sequencing and multilocus sequencing analysis
Tobias Eisenberg, Helga Seeger, Takao Kasuga, Ulrich Eskens, Claudia Sauerwald, Ute Kaim
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 337–344.

Multilocus sequence typing of Histoplasma capsulatum in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues from cats living in non-endemic regions reveals a new phylogenetic clade
S. Arunmozhi Balajee, Steven F. Hurst, Loretta S. Chang, Macon Miles, Emily Beeler, Christa Hale, Takao Kasuga, Kaitlin Benedict, Tom Chiller, Mark D. Lindsley
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 345–351.

In vivo molecular microimaging of pulmonary aspergillosis
Helene Morisse, Loraine Heyman, Mathieu Salaün, Loïc Favennec, Jean Michel Picquenot, Pierre Bohn, Luc Thiberville
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 352–360.

Global burden of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with asthma and its complication chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in adults
David W. Denning, Alex Pleuvry, Donald C. Cole
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 361–370.

Evaluation of four pretreatment procedures for MALDI-TOF MS yeast identification in the routine clinical laboratory
Carole Cassagne, Anne-Laure Cella, Pierre Suchon, Anne-Cecile Normand, Stephane Ranque, Renaud Piarroux
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 371–377.

Surveillance study of candidemia in cancer patients in North China
Ding Li, Wenfang Zhang, Shan Zheng, Zhenyi Ma, Peng Zhang, Zhe Liu
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 378–384.

The mannan of Candida albicans lacking β-1,2-linked oligomannosides increases the production of inflammatory cytokines by dendritic cells
Keigo Ueno, Akiko Okawara, Satoshi Yamagoe, Takashi Naka, Takashi Umeyama, Yuki Utena-Abe, Norihito Tarumoto, Masakazu Niimi, Hideaki Ohno, Matsumi Doe, Nagatoshi Fujiwara, Yuki Kinjo, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 385–395.

Molecular analysis of Malassezia pachydermatis isolated from canine skin and ear in Korea
Seung-Hee Han, Tae-Ho Chung, Eui-Hwa Nam, Seol-Hee Park, Cheol-Yong Hwang
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 396–404.

Emergence of pathogenicity in the Sporothrix schenckii complex
Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Sybren de Hoog, Zoilo Pires de Camargo
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 405–412.

Hsp90 regulates Paracoccidioides brasiliensis proliferation and ROS levels under thermal stress and cooperates with calcineurin to control yeast to mycelium dimorphism
Tatiana G. F. Matos, Flavia V. Morais, Claudia B. L. Campos
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 413–421.

Mechanism of activity and toxicity of Nystatin-Intralipid
Rita Semis, Sarah Kagan, Israela Berdicevsky, Itzhack Polacheck, Esther Segal
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 422–431.

Genetic diversity of Coccidioides posadasii from Brazil
Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Rita Amanda Chaves de Lima, Joyce Fonteles Ribeiro, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Débora De Souza Collares Maia Castelo-Branco, Thalles Barbosa Grangeiro, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha, José Júlio Costa Sidrim
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 432–437.

An atypical, pigment-producing Metschnikowia strain from a leukaemia patient
Vincenzo Savini, Marijke Hendrickx, Maurizio Sisti, Gioviana Masciarelli, Marco Favaro, Carla Fontana, Lucia Pitzurra, Daniela Arzeni, Daniela Astolfi, Chiara Catavitello, Ennio Polilli, Claudio Farina, Paolo Fazii, Domenico D’antonio, Dirk Stubbe
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 438–443.

Is Trichophyton simii endemic to the Indian subcontinent?
Hugues Beguin, Karine Goens, Marijke Hendrickx, Chantal Planard, Dirk Stubbe, Monique Detandt
Medical Mycology May 2013, Vol. 51, No. 4: 444–448.

Copyright © 2013. ISHAM The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology.