ISHAM NEWS! (18-09-2012)

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The University of Minnesota, U.S.A. has a vacancy in fungal evolution at the level of assistant professor; for information, click here.

A report from the 17th International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host held in Genova, Italy last June 24-27, can be found here.

Information on the ISHAM Working Group on Paracoccidioidomycosis has been updated and can be found on the WG page of our website here.

The next Medical Mycology Course of the Institut Pasteur will be held in Paris, March 18th – April 12th, 2013. The course will be taught in English and is aimed at MDs, PhDs and veterinarians with a minimum of 2 years-practice of medical mycology in a laboratory hospital, who wish to improve practical and theoretical knowledge in medical mycology. Training is provided through bench work, lectures and informal panel discussions. Application deadline
is November 15, 2012. For information and registration, click here or contact

The CBS Course in Medical Mycology was held in Innsbruck, Austria, last August; a short report can be found here. The next edition of this international course will be in Guangzhou, China, 18-29 November, 2013. This course will be in Chinese and partly in English, with synchronous translation of the English sections. General information on the course and the city can be found here, and a tentative program is posted here.

In the framework of Gordon Research Conferences, a course will be held entitled “Immunology of Fungal Infections” in Galveston, TX, U.S.A., January 13-18, 2013. In our previous mailing the link did not work; full information can be obtained here.

The next International Mycological Congress (IMC10) will be organized in Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014. General information is available here. There will be sessions on medical mycology, but there is still a possibility to suggest further topics; a form  for this purpose can be found here.
Information on the 4th International Workshop on Scedosporium in Innsbruck, Austria, 16-18 May, 2013, is now available here.
A new issue of Medical Mycology, vol. 50 No. 6 (August 2012) has appeared and is now freely available in your member area. For your convenience, we list the contents below:

Invasive Scopulariopsis brevicaulis infection in an immunocompromised patient and review of prior cases caused by Scopulariopsis and Microascus species
Peter C. Iwen, Stephanie D. Schutte, Diana F. Florescu, Rhonda K. Noel-Hurst, Lynne Sigler
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 561–569.

Surface phosphatase in Rhinocladiella aquaspersa: biochemical properties and its involvement with adhesion
Lucimar F. Kneipp, Andressa S. Magalhães, Érika A. Abi-Chacra, Lucieri O. P. Souza, Celuta S. Alviano, André L. S. Santos, José R. Meyer-Fernandes
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 570–578.
Inhibition of dermatophytes by the antimicrobial peptides human β-defensin-2, ribonuclease 7 and psoriasin
Peter Fritz, Vera Beck-Jendroschek, Jochen Brasch
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 579–584.

Yeast vaginitis during pregnancy: susceptibility testing of 13 antifungal drugs and boric acid and the detection of four virulence factors
Ayşe Kalkanci, Ahmet Bariş GüZel, Israa Ibrahim Jabban Khalil, Merve Aydin, Macit Ilkit, Semra Kuştimur
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 585–593.

Phaeohyphomycosis due to Alternaria infectoria: a single-center experience with utility of PCR for diagnosis and species identification
Tiphaine Robert, Jean-Philippe Talarmin, Marion Leterrier, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Patrice Le Pape, Isabelle Danner-Boucher, Olivier Malard, Anabelle Brocard, Françoise Gay-Andrieu, Michel Miegeville, Florent Morio
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 594–600.
Rare and new etiological agents revealed among 178 clinical Aspergillus strains obtained from Czech patients and characterized by molecular sequencing
Vit Hubka, Alena Kubatova, Nada Mallatova, Petr Sedlacek, Jan Melichar, Magdalena Skorepova, Karel Mencl, Pavlina Lyskova, Blanka Sramkova, Milada Chudickova, Petr Hamal, Miroslav Kolarik
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 601–610.
Risk factors for mortality in patients with mucormycosis
Brad Spellberg, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, David Fredricks, Michele I. Morris, John R. Perfect, Peter V. Chin-Hong, Ashraf S. Ibrahim, Eric P. Brass
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 611–618.

Multilocus sequence typing of serial Candida albicans isolates from children with cancer, children with cystic fibrosis and healthy controls
Karianne Wiger Gammelsrud, Belinda Langnes Lindstad, Peter Gaustad, André Ingebretsen, E. Arne Høiby, Petter Brandtzaeg, Per Sandven
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 619–626.

Scedosporium apiospermum catheter-related soft-tissue infection: a case report and review of the literature
Carole Eldin, Laurent Chiche, Guillemette Thomas, Marie Pierre Dicostanzo, Jean Marc Durand, Jean Robert Harle, Stephane Ranque
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 627–630.

A case of bronchial aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus udagawae and its mycological features
Hiroshi Gyotoku, Koichi Izumikawa, Hideki Ikeda, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Tomoya Nishino, Taiga Miyazaki, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akira Yasuoka, Takashi Yaguchi, Hideaki Ohno, Yoshitsugu Miyzaki, Katsuhiko Kamei, Tetsuro Kanda, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 631–636.

First report of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Ochroconis tshawytschae in an immunocompetent patient
Yi P. Ge, Gui X. Lv, Yong N. Shen, Min Li, Shu W. Deng, Sybren De Hoog, Kittipan Samerpitak, Wei D. Liu
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 637–640.
Treatment of severe forms of paracoccidioidomycosis: is there a role for corticosteroids?
Gil Benard, Aléia F. Campos, Lucas C. Netto, Luiz G. Gonçalves, Luis R. Machado, Evanthia V. Mimicos, Francisco O. S. França, Ronaldo C. B. Gryschek
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 641–648.
A refractory case of chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea monophora with improvement by photodynamic therapy
Yabo Yang, Yongxuan Hu, Junmin Zhang, Xiqing Li, Changming Lu, Yuheng Liang, Liyan Xi
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 649–653.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by Shiitake mushroom spores
Alexandre Ampere, Laurence Delhaes, Jacques Soots, Frederic Bart, Benoit Wallaert
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 654–657.
Serum galactomannan in cystic fibrosis patients colonized with Aspergillus species
Thomas A. Warren, Yvonne Yau, Felix Ratjen, Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie Waters
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 658–660.
RT-qPCR detection of Aspergillus fumigatus RNA in vitro and in a murine model of invasive aspergillosis utilizing the PAXgene® and Tempus™ RNA stabilization systems
Charles Oliver Morton, Antonella de Luca, Luigina Romani, Thomas Richard Rogers
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 661–666.
Enhanced fungal DNA-extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens by application of thermal energy
Volker Rickerts, Prasanna D. Khot, Daisy L. Ko, David N. Fredricks
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 667–672.

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