ISHAM NEWS! (17-04-2014)

Dear , The ISHAM website has been enriched with a small speech by our President Neil Gow, stimulating membership of the society; click here.

The Turkish Society for Medical Mycology organizes its first national congress of medical mycology in Ankara, Turkey, 24-26 September, 2014. A pre-congress course on hyaline molds, aspergillosis and hyalohyphomycosis will be organized. For information, contact Emel Tumbay.

A workshop Comparative and Functional Genomics of Fungal Pathogens will be organized in Baeza, Spain, 17-19 November, 2014. For information, click here.

The ISHAM WG Mycology Study Group organizes a web-based educational activity entitled  Invasive Fungal Infections After Solid Organ Transplantation. For information, click here.

The European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) organizes its 3rd ECMM Educational Symposium in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis (ICCC-9), on Thursday 15 May, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For info and registration, click here.

The next ISHAM Congress is to be held from the 4-8 May 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. This meeting has 4 major themes:

  • Clinical Aspects of Medical Mycology - chaired by Monica Slavin and Deborah Marriott
  • Basic Science Aspects of Medical Mycology - chaired by Wieland Meyer and James Fraser
  • Translational Aspects of Medical Mycology – Antifungals, TDM, Diagnostics - chaired by Sharon Chen and William Hope
  • One Health - chaired by Mark Krockenberger and Tania Sorrell

You are now invited to submit for symposia topics, which will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board of ISHAM 2015. Each symposium will be 1.5 hrs long and consist of 3 invited speakers, and 2 preferred speakers, which will be selected at a later stage form the submitted abstracts. Your symposia suggestion(s) need to be accompanied by the title of the symposium, one potential chair (including name, institution, mail, phone and e-mail contact), a maximum of 200 word description of the symposium and suggestions for 3 possible invited speakers (including name, institution, mail, phone and e-mail contact). For general information, click here.

For a study on global epidemiology of Trichophyton violaceum and Microsporum canis, the CBS in Utrecht, The Netherlands, requests for strains from less-accessible areas of the world. Isolates with detailed background information are welcome and will be sequenced free of charge. Please contact Ping Zhan to verify if your material meets with the inclusion criteria and shipment instructions.

The 12th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, organized in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 December, 2014, is now receiving abstracts. Click here for detailed information and deadlines.

For the 10th International Mycological Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, 4-8 August, 2014, the submission deadline has been postponed until 30 April. For full information, click here.

The preliminary program of the meeting 100 Years Chromoblastomycosis, to be held in São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil, 8-10 October, 2014, can be found here. For further information, contact Vania Vicente.

An international course on Yeast Diagnostics in Medical Mycology will be held in Mayor, Chile, 30 June – 4 July, 2014. For information, contact Norma Mora

Scientia Akademie organizes a German-language workshop Infections in Intensive Medicine in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 27-28 June, 2014. For information, contact Gabriele Henning.

The 48th Scientific Meeting MYK of the German-speaking Mycological Society, is organized jointly with the Austrian Society for Medical Mycology in Salzburg, Austria, 4-6 September, 2014. Full information can be found here.

Medical Mycology, vol. 52-3 has appeared and is freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Pedro Miramón, Christine Dunker,  Lydia Kasper,  Ilse D. Jacobsen,  Dagmar Barz, Oliver Kurzai,  and Bernhard Hube A family of glutathione peroxidases contributes to oxidative stress resistance in Candida albicans. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 223-239 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt021

Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, Irám P. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. Elizondo-Zertuche, Margarita L. Martínez-Fierro, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Víktor J. Romero-Díaz,& José G. González, and Gloria M. González. Evaluation of in vivo pathogenicity of Candida parapsilosisCandida orthopsilosis, and Candida metapsilosis with different enzymatic profiles in a murine model of disseminated candidiasis. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 240-245 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt019

Ruan Ells, Willem Kilian, Arno Hugo, Jacobus Albertyn, Johan L.F. Kock, and Carolina H. Pohl. Virulence of South African Candida albicans strains isolated from different clinical samples. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 246-253 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt013

Rachael P. C. Jordan, David W. Williams, Gary P. Moran, David C. Coleman, and Derek J. Sullivan. Comparative adherence of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis to human buccal epithelial cells and extracellular matrix proteins. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 254-263 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt032

Roberta Iatta,  Claudia Cafarchia,  Teresa Cuna,  Osvaldo Montagna,  Nicola Laforgia, Ottavio Gentile,  Antonino Rizzo,  Teun Boekhout,  Domenico Otranto,  and Maria Teresa Montagna. Bloodstream infections by Malassezia and Candida species in critical care patients Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 264-269 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt004

M. Carmen Martínez-Jiménez,  Patricia Muñoz,  Jesús Guinea,  Maricela Valerio, Roberto Alonso,  Pilar Escribano,  and Emilio Bouza. Potential role of Candida albicans germ tube antibody in the diagnosis of deep-seated candidemia. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 270-275 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt025

Pei-Lun Sun,  Chao-An Mu,  Chi-Chen Fan,  Yun-Chen Fan,  Jer-Ming Hu,  and Yu-Ming Ju. Cat favus caused by Microsporum incurvatum comb. nov.: The clinical and histopathological features and molecular phylogeny.Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 276-284 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt023

Vit Hubka,  Adela Cmokova,  Magdalena Skorepova,  Peter Mikula,  and Miroslav Kolarik. Trichophyton onychocola sp. nov. isolated from human nail. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 285-292 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt010

Ludmila de Matos Baltazar,  Patrícia Campi Santos,  Talles Prosperi de Paula,  Milene Alvarenga Rachid,  Patrícia Silva Cisalpino,  Danielle Glória Souza,  and Daniel Assis Santos. IFN-γ impairs Trichophyton rubrum proliferation in a murine model of dermatophytosis through the production of IL-1β and reactive oxygen species. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 293-302 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt011

Sheila Rocha Conceição Borges,  Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva,  Mayara da Costa Chambela,  Raquel de Vasconcellos . de Oliveira,  Regina Lana Braga Costa, Bodo Wanke,  and Antonio Carlos Francesconi do Valle. Itraconazole vs. trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole: A comparative cohort study of 200 patients with paracoccidioidomycosis. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 303-310 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt012

A. Gomez-Lopez,  A. Forastiero,  E. Cendejas-Bueno,  L. Gregson,  E. Mellado,  S.J. Howard,  J.L. Livermore,  W.W. Hope,  and M. Cuenca-Estrella. An invertebrate model to evaluate virulence in Aspergillus fumigatus: The role of azole resistance. Med Mycol (April 2014) 52 (3): 311-319 doi:10.1093/mmy/myt022

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