ISHAM NEWS! (19-07-2012)

Dear ,
A very nice photo gallery of the last ISHAM congress is available in your member area (click PHOTO files). Great to remember if you were there, and certainly a stimulus not to miss the next ISHAM congress in Melbourne, 2015! On the same member page you will find some important documents concerning the society.

The 11th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID XI) will take place in New Orleans, U.S.A., 30 Oct. – 2 Nov, 2012. For info and registration, click here.

The Brazilian Network on Chromoblastomycosis (see here) aims to involve the many researchers and clinicians working on this disease in Brazil. It is coordinated by Daniel Wagner. Similar activities are organized by the ISHAM Working Group Chromoblastomycosis, for which we welcome the new coordinators Xi Liyan and Peiying Feng, who will join Roxana Vitale. We thank Flavio Queiroz Telles for his contributions over the years.
Discussions are taking place about the correct nomenclature of clinically relevant fungi. On the website of the International Commission on Aspergillus and Penicillium you will find a discussion on this subject and extended lists of currently used names.

The 5th Congress of European Microbiologists, organized by FEMS, will take place in Leipzig, Germany, July 21-25, 2013. This large congress also contains sections of medical interest. This is the website.

 A book on Cladosporium taxonomy has been published and is freely available on the web, click here.

The FEBS advanced practical course “State-of-the-art infection models for human pathogenic fungi” will be organised in Jena, Germany, February 17 - March 2, 2013. Information is available here. The course is limited to 20 participants.
A supplement to Clinical Infectious Disease has been devoted to infections by Mucorales, entitled “Advances against Mucormycosis: a tribute to the memory and courage of Hank Schueler”. The issue is freely available on the web, click here.

The Belgian Society for Mycology organises, in cooperation with the Belgian Society for Infectiology and Clinical Microbiology, a meeting entitled "Invasive mycoses in non-haematological patients". The meeting will take place in La Hulpe-Dolce on 8 Nov., 2012. Information can be found here.


 The journal Medical Mycology, volume 50 issue 5 has been published and is freely available in your  member area. For your convenience we list the contents below.

Majocchi's granuloma: a symptom complex caused by fungal pathogens
Macit İLkit, Murat Durdu, Mehmet Karakaş
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 449–457.
Internal transcribed spacer region sequence analysis using SmartGene IDNS software for the identification of unusual clinical yeast isolates
E. Susan Slechta, Sheri L. Hohmann, Keith Simmon, Kimberly E. Hanson
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 458–466.
Genetic and phenotypic evaluation of Candida albicans strains isolated from subgingival biofilm of diabetic patients with chronic periodontitis
Janaina C. O. Sardi, Cristiane Duque, José F. Höfling, Reginaldo B. Gonçalves
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 467–475.
The relevance of the migration inhibitory factor (MIF) for peripheral tissue response in murine sublethal systemic Aspergillus fumigatus infection
Ivana Mirkov, Sandra Belij, Milena Kataranovski, Lidija Zolotarevski, Jasmina Glamoclija, Ivana Stojanovic, Stanislava Stosic-Grujicic
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 476–487.
The role of mycelium production and a MAPK-mediated immune response in the C. elegans-Fusarium model system
Maged Muhammed, Beth Burgwyn Fuchs, Michael P. Wu, Julia Breger, Jeffrey J. Coleman, Eleftherios Mylonakis
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 488–496.
Molecular identification tools for sibling species of Scedosporium and Pseudallescheria
M. Lackner, C. H. Klaassen, J. F. Meis, A. H. G. Gerrits van den Ende, G. S. de Hoog
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 497–508.
Fungal myelitis caused by Phialosimplex caninus in an immunosuppressed dog
Pedro F. Armstrong, Lynne Sigler, Deanna A. Sutton, Amy M. Grooters, Mark Hitt
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 509–512.
Phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala xenobiotica as a cause of fungal arthritis in an HIV-infected patient
Florent Morio, Jean-Yves Le Berre, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Sybren de Hoog, Laurent Benard, Christophe Michau
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 513–517.
Success of posaconazole therapy in a heart transplanted patient with Alternaria infectoria cutaneous infection
Blandine Rammaert, Claire Aguilar, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Nicolas Noël, Caroline Charlier, Blandine Denis, Marc Lecuit, Olivier Lortholary
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 518–521.
Fungaemia caused by Candida pulcherrima
Laszlo Bereczki, N. Bartha, S. Kocsubé, J. Sóki, Gy. Lengyel, Gy. Tálosi, K. Máder, J. Deák, I. Dóczi
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 522–524.
Distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida species causing nosocomial candiduria
Betil Ozhak-Baysan, Dilara Ogunc, Dilek Colak, Gozde Ongut, Levent Donmez, Tumer Vural, Filiz Gunseren
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 529–532.
The hydrolase PbHAD32 participates in the adherence of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis conidia to epithelial lung cells
Orville Hernández, Agostinho J. Almeida, Diana Tamayo, Isaura Torres, Ana Maria Garcia, Angela López, Angela Restrepo, Juan G. McEwen
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 533–537.
Impact of the revised (2008) EORTC/MSG definitions for invasive fungal disease on the rates of diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis
Dimitris A. Tsitsikas, Amelie Morin, Shamzah Araf, Bernadine Murtagh, Gemma Johnson, Sarah Vinnicombe, Stephen Ellis, Tamara Suaris, Mark Wilks, Sarah Doffman, Samir G. Agrawal
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 538–542.
Weekly liposomal amphotericin B as secondary prophylaxis for invasive fungal infections in patients with hematological malignancies
Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga, Russell E. Lewis, Victor E. Mulanovich, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 543–548.
Microarray technology for yeast identification directly from positive blood cultures. A multicenter Italian experience
Claudio Farina, Giuseppe Russello, Stefano Andreoni, Cristina Bonetti, Marco Conte, Paolo Fazi, Gianluigi Lombardi, Francesco Luzzaro, Esther Manso, Piero Marone, Marco Passera, Andrea Rocchetti, Silvana Sanna, Egidio Franco ViganòOn Behalf of The Medical Mycology Committee (CoSM), Italian Society of Clinical Microbiology (AMCLI)
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 549–555.
High prevalence of Pneumocystis jirovecii colonization in Brazilian cystic fibrosis patients
Marco A. Pederiva, Gustavo Wissmann, Vicente Friaza, Rubem Morilla, Carmen de La Horra, Marco A. Montes-Cano, Luciano Z. Goldani, Enrique J. Calderón, João C. Prolla
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 556–560.
Keratomycosis caused by Aspergillus viridinutans: an Aspergillus fumigatus-resembling mold presenting distinct clinical and antifungal susceptibility patterns
Chika Shigeyasu, Masakazu Yamada, Natsuko Nakamura, Yoshinobu Mizuno, Tomotaka Sato, Takashi Yaguchi
Medical Mycology July 2012, Vol. 50, No. 5: 525–528.

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