ISHAM NEWS! (06-03-2015)

Dear , The 'early bird' registration deadline of 30 March for the ISHAM Congress in Melbourne, 4-8 May 2015, is approaching. Use this chance! Your abstract has to be in before 23 March. Information on registration, abstracts and accommodation can be found here.

The new LIFE Newsletter has appeared with interesting information on Coccidioides, chromoblastomycosis, penicilliosis and other subjects, see here.

You are invited to the 49th Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) and 1st International Symposium of the CRC/Transregio FungiNet scheduled from 16 - 19 September 2015 at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany.  This is the website

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology has a PhD position in the field of Microbiology / Infection Biology / Cellular Microbiology in Jena, Germany. The project will be associated to the research project “From colonization to infection: dissection of the commensal-to-pathogen shift of Candida albicans”. Full information can be found here.

The congress “Power of Fungi and Mycotoxins in Health and Disease”, which will be held in Šibenik, Croatia from 20 to 23, September 2015. All information can be found on the website here.

The next Infocus meeting will be held in Cordoba, Argentina, 5-7 November, 2015. Click here for information.

Medical Mycology, vol. 53-1 and 2 have appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra and Héctor M. Mora-Montes: Sporothrix and sporotrichosis: Contributions from the first international meeting sponsored by the Working Group on Sporothrix and sporotrichosis of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October, 2013
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 1-2

Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Alexandro Bonifaz, Maria Clara Gutierrez-Galhardo, Takashi Mochizuki, and Shanshan Li: Global epidemiology of sporotrichosis
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 3-14 Isabella D. F. Gremião,

Rodrigo C. Menezes, Tânia M. P. Schubach, Anna B. F. Figueiredo, Maíra C. H. Cavalcanti, and Sandro A. Pereira: Feline sporotrichosis: epidemiological and clinical aspects
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 15-21

Sabrina Rodríguez-Brito, Emma Camacho, Mireya Mendoza, and Gustavo A. Niño-Vega: Differential identification of Sporothrix spp. and Leishmania spp. by conventional PCR and qPCR in multiplex format
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 22-27

Andréa Reis Bernardes-Engemann, Mônica de Lima Barros, Tamara Zeitune, Daniela Cotrim Russi, Rosane Orofino-Costa, and Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra: Validation of a serodiagnostic test for sporotrichosis: a follow-up study of patients related to the Rio de Janeiro zoonotic outbreak
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 28-33

Kelly Ishida, Rafaela Alves de Castro, Luana Pereira Borba dos Santos, Leonardo Pereira Quintella, Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, and Sonia Rozental: Amphotericin B, alone or followed by itraconazole therapy, is effective in the control of experimental disseminated sporotrichosis by Sporothrix brasiliensis
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 34-41

José Roberto Fogaça de Almeida, Gilberto Hideo Kaihami, Grasielle Pereira Jannuzzi, and Sandro Rogerio de Almeida: Therapeutic vaccine using a monoclonal antibody against a 70-kDa glycoprotein in mice infected with highly virulent Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 42-50

Ivy Ortega, Maria Sueli Soares Felipe, Ana Tereza Ribeiro Vasconcelos, Leila Maria Lopes Bezerra, and Alessandra Da Silva Dantas: Peroxide sensing and signaling in the Sporothrix schenckii complex: an in silico analysis to uncover putative mechanisms regulating the Hog1 and AP-1 like signaling pathways
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 51-59

Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, Nancy E. Lozoya-Pérez, Luz A. López-Ramírez, José A. Martínez-Álvarez, Marcus M. Teixeira, Maria S.S. Felipe, Arturo Flores-Carreón, and Héctor M. Mora-Montes: Functional characterization of Sporothrix schenckii glycosidases involved in the N-linked glycosylation pathway
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 60-68

Deivys Leandro F. Portuondo, Lucas S. Ferreira, Ana C. Urbaczek, Alexander Batista-Duharte, and Iracilda Z. Carlos: Editor's choice: Adjuvants and delivery systems for antifungal vaccines: Current state and future developments
Med Mycol (January 2015) 53 (1): 69-89

Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Natalya Fechine Silva, Francisca Jakelyne de Farias Marques, Débora de Souza Collares Maia Castelo-Branco, Rita Amanda Chaves de Lima, Angela Donato Maia Malaquias, Erica Pacheco Caetano, Giovanna Riello Barbosa, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, André Jalles Monteiro, Tereza de Jesus Pinheiro Gomes Bandeira, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, José Luciano Bezerra Moreira, and Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha: In vitro inhibitory activity of terpenic derivatives against clinical and environmental strains of the Sporothrix schenkii complex
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 93-98

Jin Yu, G. Walther, A. D. Van Diepeningen, A. H. G. Gerrits Van Den Ende, Ruo-Yu Li, T. A. A. Moussa, O. A. Almaghrabi, and G. S. De Hoog: DNA barcoding of clinically relevant Cunninghamella species
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 99-106

J. A. Olson, J. A. Schwartz, D. Hahka, N. Nguyen, T. Bunch, G. M. Jensen, and J. P. Adler-Moore: Toxicity and efficacy differences between liposomal amphotericin B formulations in uninfected and Aspergillus fumigatus infected mice
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 107-118

Sumanun Suwunnakorn, Chester R. Cooper, Jr., Aksarakorn Kummasook, Monsicha Pongpom, Pramote Vanittanakom, and Nongnuch Vanittanakom: Role of the rttA gene in morphogenesis, stress response, and virulence in the human pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffei
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 119-131

Anne Bernhardt, Wolf von Bomhard, Elisabeth Antweiler, and Kathrin Tintelnot: Molecular identification of fungal pathogens in nodular skin lesions of cats
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 132-144

Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Jonathas Sales de Oliveira, Débora de Souza Collares Maia Castelo-Branco, Carlos Eduardo Cordeiro Teixeira, Francisca Jakelyne de Farias Marques, Paula Vago Bittencourt, Vitor Luz Carvalho, Tereza de Jesus Pinheiro Gomes Bandeira, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, José Luciano Bezerra Moreira, Waldemiro de Aquino Pereira-Neto, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, and Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha: Candida tropicalis isolates obtained from veterinary sources show resistance to azoles and produce virulence factors
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 145-152

Wen-Ming Xu, Wei Shui, Jian-Cong Lin, Zhen-Qiu Lin, Ming Li, Yan-Li Xing, and Chang-Ran Zhang: The serum glucan level and pathological changes of antifungal treatment for lower respiratory tract infection of Candida albicans
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 153-159

Roberto Moreira da Silva, Jr, João Ricardo da Silva Neto, Carla Silvana Santos, Kátia Santana Cruz, Hagen Frickmann, Sven Poppert, Daniela Koshikene, and João Vicente Braga de Souza
Fluorescent in situ hybridization of pre-incubated blood culture material for the rapid diagnosis of histoplasmosis
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 160-164

Fernanda Lourenço Alves, Mariceli Araújo Ribeiro, Rosane Christine Hahn, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Patrícia Silva Cisalpino, and Marjorie Mendes Marini: Transposable elements and two other molecular markers as typing tools for the genus Paracoccidioides
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 165-170

Tirdad T. Zangeneh, Joshua Malo, Carmen Luraschi-Monjagatta, Chadi A. Hage, L. Joseph Wheat, Christopher Strawter, Stephen A. Klotz, and Kenneth S. Knox
Positive (1-3) B-d-Glucan and cross reactivity of fungal assays in coccidioidomycosis
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 171-173 Rui Kano,

Erina Kohata, Akira Tateishi, Somay Yamagata Murayama, Dai Hirose, Yasuko Shibata, Yasuhiro Kosuge, Hiroaki Inoue, Hiroshi Kamata, and Atsuhiko Hasegawa: Does farm fungicide use induce azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus?
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 174-177

Luana Pereira Borba-Santos,
Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Thalita Braga Gagini, Geisa Ferreira Fernandes, Rafaela Castro, Zoilo Pires de Camargo, Marcio Nucci, Leila Maria Lopes-Bezerra, Kelly Ishida, and Sonia Rozental: Editor's choice: Susceptibility of Sporothrix brasiliensis isolates to amphotericin B, azoles, and terbinafine
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 178-188

Maria Simitsopoulou, Thomas J. Walsh, Daniela Kyrpitzi, Vidmantas Petraitis, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, David S. Perlin, and Emmanuel Roilides: Methylprednisolone impairs conidial phagocytosis but does not attenuate hyphal damage by neutrophils against Exserohilum rostratum
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 189-193

Ming Chen, Lin Zhai, and Maiken Cavling Arendrup: In vitro activity of 23 tea extractions and epigallocatechin gallate against Candida species
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 194-198

Isabel Corrales, Estela Giménez, Gerardo Aguilar, Carlos Delgado, Jaime Puig, Ana Izquierdo, Javier Belda, and David Navarro: Detection of fungal DNA in peritoneal fluids by a PCR DNA low-density microarray system and quantitation of serum (1-3)-β-D-glucan in the diagnosis of peritoneal candidiasis
Med Mycol (February 2015) 53 (2): 199-204

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