ISHAM NEWS! (27-5-2012)

Dear , With great pleasure ISHAM welcomes the Swiss Society of Microbiology as an affiliated society to ISHAM. The SSM has recently created a section of Mycology coordinated by Dominique Sanglard and aims to give more impact to mycology within international mycology societies.

We regret to announce that earlier this month one of our former ISHAM vice-presidents, Glenn Bulmer, has died. Born Canadian, Glenn has played a very important role in education of medical mycology in Asia and he has been head of the Medical Mycology Section at the University of Santo Tomas, School of Medicine & Surgery in Manila, Philippines for a long time. An obituary can be found here.

The next European Congress of Medical Microbiology (ECCMID) will take place in Berlin, Germany, 27 – 30 April, 2013. For information on this major event, visit the website here.

The Korean Society for Medical Mycology (KSMM) will organize its 19th meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on June 2nd, 2012. This is the website, and the program can be found here.

The 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) will be organized in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 – 16 June, 2012. For information and registration, visit the website here.

The 6th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 – 14 October, 2013. This is one of the major congresses in medical mycology. For information, check the website here; more information will follow in due course.

The 13th International Congress on Yeasts (ICY), with the title ‘Yeasts for a Sustainable Future’ will be held in Madison, WI, U.S.A., August 26 – 30, 2012. Sessions on medical mycology and clinical applications include a Plenary Lecture by Joe Heitman and several presentations of medical interest. For information and registration, visit the website here.

A Spanish-language short course on detection and antifungal resistance of invasive fungi is given in Los Andes, Colombia, 16-19 July, 2012. Information can be found here

Some announcements from the ISHAM General Secretary:

  • ISHAM Council requests Working Group Coordinators to return the interim report of their WG achievements (see form here ) before June 1st to the General Secretary (, so that this can be included in the General Assembly during the ISHAM congress in Berlin.
  • We received a record 117 requests for a Travel Grant to attend this year’s ISHAM congress in Berlin. However, we were only able to award 25 based on the recommendation of 3 members of council who each independently rated the applications. To see if you are one of the awardees please enter the member area and click "Travel Awards ISHAM 2012".
  • Because of new developments, session C14 of the ISHAM Congress on recently identified fungal pathogens has been changed and will have more the character of an open discussion. For program details of this session, contact Gerhard Haase.
  • The General Assembly of the German-speaking Mycological Assiciation (DMYKG) will be held during the ISHAM congress in Berlin on 13 June, 2012, at 14.00 in room A05-06 of the BCC congress centre.

The May issue (vol. 50 no. 4) of Medical Mycology has appeared and is freely available in your ISHAM member area. For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Quorum sensing in fungi – a review
Patrícia Albuquerque, Arturo Casadevall
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 337–345.
Identification of rare macroconidia-producing dermatophytic fungi by real-time PCR
Tuba Yüksel, Macit İlkit
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 346–352.
Pravastatin inhibits farnesol production in Candida albicans and improves survival in a mouse model of systemic candidiasis
Masato Tashiro, Soichiro Kimura, Kazuhiro Tateda, Tomoo Saga, Akira Ohno, Yoshikazu Ishii, Koichi Izumikawa, Takayoshi Tashiro, Shigeru Kohno, Keizo Yamaguchi
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 353–360.
Identification problems with sterile fungi, illustrated by a keratitis due to a non-sporulating Chaetomium-like species
V. Vinod Mootha, P. Shahinpoor, Deanna A. Sutton, Lian Xin, M. J. Najafzadeh, G. Sybren De Hoog
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 361–367.
rpb2 is a reliable reference gene for quantitative gene expression analysis in the dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum
Tiago R. Jacob, Nalu T. A. Peres, Gabriela F. Persinoti, Larissa G. Silva, Mendelson Mazucato, Antonio Rossi, Nilce M. Martinez-Rossi
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 368–377.
Susceptibility of 100 filamentous fungi: comparison of two diffusion methods, Neo-Sensitabs and E-test, for amphotericin B, caspofungin, itraconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole
Ioana A. Colosi, Odile Faure, Bérangére Dessaigne, Cécile Bourdon, Bernadette Lebeau, Horaţiu A. Colosi, Hervé Pelloux
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 378–385
In vivo and in situ imaging of experimental invasive pulmonary aspergillosis using fibered confocal fluorescence microscopy
Hélène Morisse, Loraine Heyman, Mathieu Salaün, Loïc Favennec, Jean Michel Picquenot, Pierre Bohn, Luc Thiberville
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 386–395.
Cross-reactivity in the Platelia™ Aspergillus enzyme immunoassay caused by blastomycosis
Jon Van Der Veer, Roshan J. Lewis, Amir M. Emtiazjoo, Stephen D. Allen, L. Joseph Wheat, Chadi A. Hage
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 396–398.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a new variant of chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis?
Dewton de Moraes-Vasconcelos, Mauricio Domingues-Ferreira, Patricia de Campos Pieri, Alberto Jose da Silva Duarte
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 399–403.
Disseminated sporotrichosis in a patient with a past history of lepromatous leprosy: a case report
Su-Ming Wong, Jyh Jong Tang
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 404–406.
Fatal septic shock due to a disseminated chronic form of paracoccidioidomycosis in an aged woman
Gil Benard, Roseli L. Patzina, Juliana Barbosa Schwab, Thiago C. Gabriel, Yeh-Li Ho
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 407–411.
Cunninghamella bertholletiae pneumonia showing a reversed halo sign on chest computed tomography scan following cord blood transplantation
Muneyoshi Kimura, Hideki Araoka, Naoyuki Uchida, Hideaki Ohno, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Takeshi Fujii, Aya Nishida, Koji Izutsu, Atsushi Wake, Shuichi Taniguchi, Akiko Yoneyama
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 412–416.
Low genetic diversity of Pneumocystis jirovecii among Cuban population based on two-locus mitochondrial typing
Yaxsier de Armas, Vicente Friaza, Virginia Capó, Isabelle Durand-Joly, Anamays Govín, Carmen de La Horra, Eduardo Dei-Cas, Enrique J. Calderón
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 417–420.
Influence of doxorubicin on fluconazole susceptibility and efflux pump gene expression of Candida dubliniensis
Bettina Schulz, Mathias Knobloch, Gary P. Moran, Kai Weber, Markus Ruhnke
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 421–426.
In vitro activity of Amphotericin B against zygomycetes isolated from deep mycoses: a comparative study between incubation in aerobic and hyperbaric atmosphere
Claudio Farina, Gianmariano Marchesi, Marco Passera, Cristina Diliberto, Giuseppe Russello, Antonio Favalli
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 427–432.
Routine processing procedures for isolating filamentous fungi from respiratory sputum samples may underestimate fungal prevalence
Catherine H. Pashley, Abbie Fairs, Joseph P. Morley, Shreeya Tailor, Joshua Agbetile, Mona Bafadhel, Christopher E. Brightling, Andrew J. Wardlaw
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 433–438.
Voriconazole serum levels measured by high-performance liquid chromatography: a monocentric study in treated patients
Alicia Gómez-López, Emilio Cendejas-Bueno, Isabel Cuesta, Julio García Rodríguez, Juan L. Rodríguez-Tudela, A. Gutiérrez-Altés, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella
Medical Mycology May 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4: 439–445.


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