ISHAM NEWS! (9-10-2009)

Dear ISHAM member, The ISHAM Working Group on standardizing Aspergillus PCR has published its second Newsletter, click here. The group is launching a website in November.

The ISHAM Working Group on Black Yeasts will organize its next Workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14-16 May, 2010. Information and registration form can be found here. The program will cover the entire ecological spectrum of black yeasts, including extremophily, hydrocarbon tolerance, and clinical aspects. A selection of papers presented at this Workshop will be published as a special issue in the journal ‘Mycological Research’.

The pre-congress practical workshop on Malassezia, organized by the ISHAM Malassezia Working Group, will take place 16-17 October in Athens, Greece. For full information, program and registration form, click here. The workshop has been accredited with 14 CME points.

An International PhD Program was recently created by the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. General information about the Program and its application procedures can be found here. The program targets students holding a Master degree (or equivalent) in Science, Medicine or related fields from a non-French university.

The Hans-Knoll-Institute in Jena, Germany, has two postdoc positions available for the study of single nucleotide mutations which play a role in infection. Information can be found here.

The tentative program of the ECMM-ISHAM Working group on Pseudallescheria / Scedosporium Infections, 6-8 May, 2010 in Bonn, Germany, is available here. A special journal issue on the outcome of this workshop is planned.

The program of the 9th International Mycological Congress (IMC9) in Edinburgh, U.K., 1-6 August, 2010, entitled “The Biology of Fungi” is now available here. The program also contains medical sessions.

The ECMM-ISHAM Working Group on Zygomycoses organizes its 2nd Forum in Athens, Greece, 28-30 May, 2020. The program will be available soon; for information, contact George Petrikos,  

For the next 50th ICAAC meeting in Boston, U.S.A., early November 2010, suggestions are still welcome, see information and form here. Further announcements will follow.

An international course on molecular medical mycology will be given November 22-29, in Bangkok, Thailand. Information can be found here

For the next International CBS Course in Medical Mycology, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 15-26 March, 2010, a limited number of places is still available. The course is in English, but personal guidance is possible in Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Farsi and Chinese.


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Mycologists under 35 and having a great career in mind become ISHAM member. You will get your money back when you participate in the next ISHAM congress, see . Young members present in Tokyo will receive an extra gift worth $ 100,-; Click here for further information.