ISHAM NEWS! (16-01-2013)

Dear ,

The benefits of being a member of ISHAM have never been so attractive. Our new journal Medical Mycology Case Reports, under the editorship of Oliver Kurzai is doing very well. The time from receipt to publication time of the papers published in 2012 was less than 2 weeks – an astonishingly quick turn-around that should encourage anyone with a goof case report to get it published in the best journal in the field. Medical Mycology is also doing very well. The organisation of ISHAM 2015 / Melbourne is underway and we can assure you that this will be a landmark event. Young ISHAM (YISHAM) have brought a vibrant community of younger scientists into the body of the society to swell our membership to over one thousand, and they are already helping the organising committee for Melbourne to bring some exciting YISHAM–led activities to ISHAM 2015. Many of our Working Groups are actively organising workshops, symposia etc and we are providing financial support to many international venues in our discipline. Our web site grows in strength and there are many on-line facilities and utilities for our members to enjoy there. For all these reasons and more we trust that you will stay with us, renew your memberships and encourage your colleagues to join us under the ISHAM umbrella. I hope that you, your families and your science will enjoy a great 2013. - Neil Gow (ISHAM President,

Your ISHAM subscriptions are now due. Payment can be easily processed via the ISHAM webpage if you choose to pay by PayPal or credit card. However, if you experience difficulties with this method of payment, please get in touch with the treasurer Donna MacCallum ( who will provide you with bank account details and a reference number allowing you to initiate a direct bank transfer into the ISHAM bank account. Remember also that you can receive a discount if you choose to pay for multiple membership years in a single payment.
From 1 January 2013, there will be a new fee structure in place for Medical Mycology Case Reports – an Open Access journal. Article processing fees will be $ 450 plus taxes per article. All case reports will be peer reviewed and the authors notified as to the final decision of its publication. If accepted in the Journal, authors will be requested to pay the article processing fee. Following payment of this fee, case reports will be made universally available (open access) at no further charge through ScienceDirect. If your article was submitted before 31 December 2012, all article processing fees will be waived.

The 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) will take place in Denver, U.S.A., 10-13 September, 2013. Full information can be found on the website here.

Several positions in medical mycology are available at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K. Click here for information.

The Spring meeting of the Netherlands Society for Medical Microbiology (NVMM) will take place in Papendal near Arnhem, The Netherlands, with a mycology session on 17 April, 2013. Click here for preliminary program and information.

Several issues of Medical Mycology have appeared since our previous announcement. ISHAM members have full access to the journal via your member area of the ISHAM website. The password is your ISHAM member number; if you forgot this, click ‘Lost your ISHAM member number’.

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

Volume 50, Number 6 (August 2012)

Volume 50, Number 7 (October 2012)

Volume 50, Number 8 (November 2012)

Volume 50, Number 6 (August 2012)

Invasive Scopulariopsis brevicaulis infection in an immunocompromised patient and review of prior cases caused by Scopulariopsis and Microascus species
Peter C. Iwen, Stephanie D. Schutte, Diana F. Florescu, Rhonda K. Noel-Hurst, Lynne Sigler
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 561–569.

Surface phosphatase in Rhinocladiella aquaspersa: biochemical properties and its involvement with adhesion
Lucimar F. Kneipp, Andressa S. Magalhães, Érika A. Abi-Chacra, Lucieri O. P. Souza, Celuta S. Alviano, André L. S. Santos, José R. Meyer-Fernandes
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 570–578.

Inhibition of dermatophytes by the antimicrobial peptides human β-defensin-2, ribonuclease 7 and psoriasin
Peter Fritz, Vera Beck-Jendroschek, Jochen Brasch
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 579–584.

Yeast vaginitis during pregnancy: susceptibility testing of 13 antifungal drugs and boric acid and the detection of four virulence factors
Ayşe Kalkanci, Ahmet Bariş GüZel, Israa Ibrahim Jabban Khalil, Merve Aydin, Macit Ilkit, Semra Kuştimur
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 585–593.

Phaeohyphomycosis due to Alternaria infectoria: a single-center experience with utility of PCR for diagnosis and species identification
Tiphaine Robert, Jean-Philippe Talarmin, Marion Leterrier, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Patrice Le Pape, Isabelle Danner-Boucher, Olivier Malard, Anabelle Brocard, Françoise Gay-Andrieu, Michel Miegeville, Florent Morio
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 594–600.

Rare and new etiological agents revealed among 178 clinical Aspergillus strains obtained from Czech patients and characterized by molecular sequencing
Vit Hubka, Alena Kubatova, Nada Mallatova, Petr Sedlacek, Jan Melichar, Magdalena Skorepova, Karel Mencl, Pavlina Lyskova, Blanka Sramkova, Milada Chudickova, Petr Hamal, Miroslav Kolarik
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 601–610.

Risk factors for mortality in patients with mucormycosis
Brad Spellberg, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, David Fredricks, Michele I. Morris, John R. Perfect, Peter V. Chin-Hong, Ashraf S. Ibrahim, Eric P. Brass
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 611–618.

Multilocus sequence typing of serial Candida albicans isolates from children with cancer, children with cystic fibrosis and healthy controls
Karianne Wiger Gammelsrud, Belinda Langnes Lindstad, Peter Gaustad, André Ingebretsen, E. Arne Høiby, Petter Brandtzaeg, Per Sandven
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 619–626.

Scedosporium apiospermum catheter-related soft-tissue infection: a case report and review of the literature
Carole Eldin, Laurent Chiche, Guillemette Thomas, Marie Pierre Dicostanzo, Jean Marc Durand, Jean Robert Harle, Stephane Ranque
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 627–630.

A case of bronchial aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus udagawae and its mycological features
Hiroshi Gyotoku, Koichi Izumikawa, Hideki Ikeda, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Tomoya Nishino, Taiga Miyazaki, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akira Yasuoka, Takashi Yaguchi, Hideaki Ohno, Yoshitsugu Miyzaki, Katsuhiko Kamei, Tetsuro Kanda, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 631–636.

First report of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Ochroconis tshawytschae in an immunocompetent patient
Yi P. Ge, Gui X. Lv, Yong N. Shen, Min Li, Shu W. Deng, Sybren De Hoog, Kittipan Samerpitak, Wei D. Liu
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 637–640.

Treatment of severe forms of paracoccidioidomycosis: is there a role for corticosteroids?
Gil Benard, Aléia F. Campos, Lucas C. Netto, Luiz G. Gonçalves, Luis R. Machado, Evanthia V. Mimicos, Francisco O. S. França, Ronaldo C. B. Gryschek
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 641–648.

A refractory case of chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea monophora with improvement by photodynamic therapy
Yabo Yang, Yongxuan Hu, Junmin Zhang, Xiqing Li, Changming Lu, Yuheng Liang, Liyan Xi
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 649–653.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by Shiitake mushroom spores
Alexandre Ampere, Laurence Delhaes, Jacques Soots, Frederic Bart, Benoit Wallaert
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 654–657.

Serum galactomannan in cystic fibrosis patients colonized with Aspergillus species
Thomas A. Warren, Yvonne Yau, Felix Ratjen, Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie Waters
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 658–660.

RT-qPCR detection of Aspergillus fumigatus RNA in vitro and in a murine model of invasive aspergillosis utilizing the PAXgene® and Tempus™ RNA stabilization systems
Charles Oliver Morton, Antonella de Luca, Luigina Romani, Thomas Richard Rogers
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 661–666.

Enhanced fungal DNA-extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens by application of thermal energy
Volker Rickerts, Prasanna D. Khot, Daisy L. Ko, David N. Fredricks
Medical Mycology Aug 2012, Vol. 50, No. 6: 667–672.

Volume 50, Number 7 (October 2012)

Protothecosis: report of a case with 20-year follow-up, and review of previously published cases
John R. Todd, John W. King, Arnold Oberle, Tadahiko Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Odaka, Marjorie Fowler, R. Scott Pore, Tracy Allan Shahan, Lijia Yin, Irwan D. Sanusi
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 673–689.

Kerion celsi due to Arthroderma incurvatum infection in a Sri Lankan child: species identification and analysis of area-dependent genetic polymorphism
Mari T. Iwasawa, Yaei Togawa, Fumi Akita, Naotomo Kambe, Hiroyuki Matsue, Takashi Yaguchi, Kazuko Nishimura
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 690–698.

Combinatorial stresses kill pathogenic Candida species
Despoina Kaloriti, Anna Tillmann, Emily Cook, Mette Jacobsen, Tao You, Megan Lenardon, Lauren Ames, Mauricio Barahona, Komelapriya Chandrasekaran, George Coghill, Daniel Goodman, Neil A. R. Gow, Celso Grebogi, Hsueh-Lui Ho, Piers Ingram, Andrew McDonagh, Alessandro P. S. de Moura, Wei Pang, Melanie Puttnam, Elahe Radmaneshfar, Maria Carmen Romano, Daniel Silk, Jaroslav Stark, Michael Stumpf, Marco Thiel, Thomas Thorne, Jane Usher, Zhikang Yin, Ken Haynes, Alistair J. P. Brown
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 699–709.

Experimental murine model of disseminated infection by Saksenaea vasiformis: successful treatment with posaconazole
Valentina Salas, F. Javier Pastor, Enrique Calvo, Deanna Sutton, Dea García-Hermoso, Emilio Mayayo, Françoise Dromer, Anette Fothergill, Eduardo Alvarez, Josep Guarro
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 710–715.

β(1,3)-glucan synthase complex from Alternaria infectoria, a rare dematiaceous human pathogen
Jorge Anjos, Chantal Fernandes, Branca M. A. Silva, Célia Quintas, Alexandra Abrunheiro, Neil A. R. Gow, Teresa Gonçalves
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 716–725.

Inhibitory effect of PGE2 on the killing of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis by human monocytes can be reversed by cellular activation with cytokines
Ana Paula Bordon-Graciani, Luciane Alarcão Dias-Melicio, Michele Janegitz Acorci-Valério, João Pessoa Araujo Jr, Ângela Maria Victoriano de Campos Soares
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 726–734.

Borelli's lactritmel agar induces conidiation in rare-macroconidia producing dermatophytic fungi
Macit İlkit, Ramazan Gümral, Aylin Döğen
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 735–739.

Invasive Mycoleptodiscus fungal cellulitis and myositis
Sophia Koo, Deanna A. Sutton, Wendy W. Yeh, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Lynne Sigler, Judy F. Shearer, Deborah E. Hofstra, Brian L. Wickes, Francisco M. Marty
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 740–745.

First case of breakthrough pneumonia due to Aspergillus nomius in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Morena Caira, Brunella Posteraro, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Elena de Carolis, Giuseppe Leone, Livio Pagano
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 746–750.

Cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the scapula and rib in an immunocompetent patient
Yi Zhang, Yong-Sheng Yu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Guo-Qing Zang
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 751–755.

Carbohydrate profiling of fungal cell wall surface glycoconjugates of Aspergillus species in brain and lung tissues using lectin histochemistry
André F. G. Leal, Nadja E. P. Lopes, Arthur T. R. Clark, Nicodemos T. de Pontes Filho, Eduardo I. C. Beltrão, Rejane P. Neves
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 756–759.

Discrimination of Trichophyton tonsurans and Trichophyton equinum by PCR-RFLP and by β-tubulin and Translation Elongation Factor 1-α sequencing
Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Koichi Makimura, G. Sybren De Hoog, Mohammad Reza Shidfar, Kazuo Satoh, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Hossein Mirhendi
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 760–764.

Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria
Nnaemeka Emmanuel Nnadi, Grace Mebi Ayanbimpe, Fabio Scordino, Mark Ojogba Okolo, Ifeoma Bessy Enweani, Giuseppe Criseo, Orazio Romeo
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 765–767.

Morphological heterogeneity of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis: relevance of the Rho-like GTPase PbCDC42
João F. Menino, Nuno S. Osório, Mark H. J. Sturme, Diana Barros, Ana G. Gomes-Alves, Agostinho J. Almeida, Paula Ludovico, Patricio Costa, Gustavo H. Goldman, Fernando Rodrigues
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 768–774.

Evaluation of multiplexed PCR and liquid-phase array for identification of respiratory fungal pathogens
Daelynn R. Buelow, Zhengming Gu, Thomas J. Walsh, Randall T. Hayden
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 775–780.

Molecular characterization and antifungal susceptibility of the Candida parapsilosis species complex of clinical isolates from Monterrey, Mexico
Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, Elvira Garza-González, J. Gerardo González, Virgilio Bocanegra-García, Jorge M. Llaca, Gloria M. González
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 781–784.

Volume 50, Number 8 (November 2012)

Human genetic susceptibility to Candida infections
Theo S. Plantinga, Melissa D. Johnson, William K. Scott, Leo A.B. Joosten, Jos W. M. van der Meer, John R. Perfect, Bart Jan Kullberg, Mihai G. Netea
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 785–794.

In vitro evaluation of Malassezia pachydermatis susceptibility to azole compounds using E-test and CLSI microdilution methods
Claudia Cafarchia, Luciana A. Figueredo, Roberta Iatta, Valeriana Colao, Maria T. Montagna, Domenico Otranto
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 795–801.

Increased hydrophobicity in Malassezia species correlates with increased proinflammatory cytokine expression in human keratinocytes
Narifumi Akaza, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Shiori Takeoka, Hiroshi Mizutani, Satoru Nakata, Kayoko Matsunaga
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 802–810.

Bronchoalveolar lavage galactomannan for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Koichi Izumikawa, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Tomo Mihara, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shintaro Kurihara, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Tomoya Nishino, Misuzu Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Kakeya, Katsunori Yanagihara, Mariko Mine, Akira Yasuoka, Takayoshi Tashiro, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 811–817.

Vaccination with mannan protects mice against systemic aspergillosis
Min Liu, Eva Machová, Zuzana Neščáková, Izabela Medovarská, Karl V. Clemons, Marife Martinez, Vicky Chen, Slavomir Bystrický, David A. Stevens
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 818–828.

Amphotericin B in vitro resistance is associated with fatal Aspergillus flavus infection
Inès Hadrich, Fattouma Makni, Sourour Neji, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hatem Bellaaj, Moez Elloumi, Ali Ayadi, Stéphane Ranque
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 829–834.

Comprehensive transcription analysis of human pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffei in mycelial and yeast cells
Xinyu Lin, Yuping Ran, Lantu Gou, Fei He, Ruifeng Zhang, Peng Wang, Yaling Dai
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 835–842.

Activity of compounds isolated from Baccharis dracunculifolia D.C. (Asteraceae) against Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Susana Johann, Flávia Beraldo Oliveira, Ezequias P. Siqueira, Patricia S. Cisalpino, Carlos A. Rosa, Tânia M. A. Alves, Carlos L. Zani, Betania B. Cota
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 843–851.

Hortaea werneckii isolated from silicone scuba diving equipment in Spain
F. Javier Cabañes, M. Rosa Bragulat, Gemma Castellá
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 852–857.

Cell preparation method with trypsin digestion for counting of colony forming units in Candida albicans-infected mucosal tissues
Kazumi Hayama, Naho Maruyama, Shigeru Abe
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 858–862.

Candida albicans adhesion to human epithelial cells and polystyrene and formation of biofilm is reduced by sub-inhibitory Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil
Aurelia N. Sudjana, Christine F. Carson, Kerry C. Carson, Thomas V. Riley, Katherine A. Hammer
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 863–870.

The taxonomic status of Trichophyton quinckeanum and T. interdigitale revisited: a multigene phylogenetic approach
Hugues Beguin, Nancy Pyck, Marijke Hendrickx, Chantal Planard, Dirk Stubbe, Monique Detandt
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 871–882.

Ochroconis gallopava infection in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease: case report and review of the literature
Zina Meriden, Kieren A. Marr, Howard M. Lederman, Peter B. Illei, Kathryn Villa, Stefan Riedel, Karen C. Carroll, Sean X. Zhang
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 883–889.

A rare case of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis caused by Alternaria alternata
Anuradha Chowdhary, Kshitij Agarwal, H. S. Randhawa, Shallu Kathuria, S. N. Gaur, Mohammad J. Najafzadeh, P. Roy, Naveen Arora, Geetika Khanna, Jacques F. Meis
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 890–896.

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