ISHAM NEWS! (29-05-2015)

Dear , a post-graduate training course ‘Paediatric Mycology’ will be organized in Lisbon, Portugal, 12-13 October, 2015, by the European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN) and supported by the ESPID, ECCM and EFISG. This training course will be held following the Trends in Medical Mycology congress (TIMM). For information, click here

Scholarships for for the Masters in Medical Mycology Programme at the University of Manchester for the academic year 2015-2016 are available. Full details can be found on this website.

A discussion meeting 'Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience' will be held on 8 March, 2016, in London, U.K. For information, click here.

The next Workshop of the ISHAM Working Group Black Yeasts will be organised 15-16 September, 2016, in Viterbo, Italy. The workshop will combine extremophilic fungi with themes of medical interest. To be updated on this event, follow the website of the Working Group.

A meeting to commemorate the centennial of Carlos da Silva Lacaz will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 25 September, 2015. Click here for the program.

The 16th National Continuing Medical Education Course on Medical Mycology was successfully held on March 27 -31, 2015 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. report.

A postdoc position on Aspergillus immunology is available at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. Click here for information, or contact Jean-Paul Latge or Vishukumar

The 9th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics will be organized in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 14-16 October, 2015. This is the website.

The CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands has a vacancy for a technician for a project on proteomics. For information, click here, or contact Sybren de Hoog

A vacancy for a postdoc position on Candida research is available at the University of Aberdeen, U.K. Information can be found here, or contact Neil Gow

Medical Mycology, vol. 53-5 have appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Iain D. Page, Malcolm Richardson, and David W. Denning: Antibody testing in aspergillosis—quo vadis? Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 417-439

Todd P. McCarty, John W. Baddley, Thomas J. Walsh, Barbara D. Alexander, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, Trish M. Perl, Randall Walker, Thomas F. Patterson, Mindy G. Schuster, G. Marshall Lyon, John R. Wingard, David R. Andes, Benjamin J. Park, Mary E. Brandt, Peter G. Pappas, and TRANSNET Investigators: Editor's choice: Phaeohyphomycosis in transplant recipients: Results from the Transplant Associated Infection Surveillance Network (TRANSNET). Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 440-446

Amy E. Seitz, Jennifer Adjemian, Claudia A. Steiner, and D. Rebecca Prevots: Spatial epidemiology of blastomycosis hospitalizations: detecting clusters and identifying environmental risk factors. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 447-454

Ting Li, Yuxia Zhu, Shangrong Fan, Xiaoping Liu, Huicong Xu, and Yiheng Liang: A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy and safety of terconazole vaginal suppository versus oral fluconazole for treating severe vulvovaginal candidiasis. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 455-461

C. Dhieb, A.C. Normand, M. Al-Yasiri, E. Chaker, D. El Euch, K. Vranckx, M. Hendrickx, N. Sadfi, R. Piarroux, and S. Ranque: MALDI-TOF typing highlights geographical and fluconazole resistance clusters in Candida glabrata. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 462-469

Sundaram Challa, Shantveer G. Uppin, Megha S. Uppin, Umabala Pamidimukkala, and Lakshmi Vemu: Diagnosis of filamentous fungi on tissue sections by immunohistochemistry using anti-aspergillus antibody. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 470-476

Patrícia Fernanda Zambuzzi-Carvalho, Amanda Gregorim Fernandes, Marize Campos Valadares, Patrícia de Mello Tavares, Joshua D. Nosanchuk, Célia Maria de Almeida Soares, and Maristela Pereira: Editor's choice: Transcriptional profile of the human pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides lutzii in response to sulfamethoxazole. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 477-492

Jianfeng Lin, Alexander Idnurm, and Xiaorong Lin: Morphology and its underlying genetic regulation impact the interaction between Cryptococcus neoformans and its hosts. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 493-504

Alexandra M. Montoya, Alejandro Sánchez González, José P. Palma-Nicolás, Alberto Gómez-Treviño, José G. González, and Gloria M. González: Genotyping, extracellular compounds, and antifungal susceptibility testing of Trichosporon asahii isolated from Mexican patients. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 505-511

Trâm Pham, Sandrine Giraud, Gaëlle Schuliar, Amandine Rougeron, and Jean-Philippe Bouchara: Scedo-Select III: a new semi-selective culture medium for detection of the Scedosporium apiospermum species complex. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 512-519

Cristina E. Canteros, Alejandro Vélez H., Adriana I. Toranzo, Roberto Suárez-Alvarez, Ángela Tobón O., María del Pilar Jimenez A., and Ángela Restrepo M.: Molecular identification of Coccidioides immitis in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues from a Colombian patient. Med Mycol (June 2015) 53 (5): 520-527

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