ISHAM NEWS! (11-03-2011)

Dear , The 7th Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics will take place near The Hague, The Netherlands, October 12-14, 2011. Full information on this event can be found here.

The 2nd International Fungal Cell Wall Meeting will be held in Giens, Southern France, October 7-10, 2011. The meeting will be sanctioned by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) as well as the French Society for Microbiology. The focus of this second meeting will be the critical importance of the fungal cell wall in the biology, pathogenesis, and antifungal treatment of invasive fungal infections. For information, click here.

A new Case Of The Month has been put on the ISHAM website, with extended information in your member area. It was a veterinary case, caused by an uncommon Aspergillus species. The material was donated by Vanessa Bars, Sydney.

The workshop of the ISHAM working Group on Zygomycota in De Bilt, The Netherlands has been a tremendous success. Free exchange of material and knowledge was agreed upon, and a special issue of the phylogenetic journal 'Persoonia' will be edited by Kerstin Voigt and Sybren de Hoog on the basis of this meeting. For a short report, see here.

An issue of Molecular Microbiology news is devoted to invasive fungal infections see here.

Next July 18-23, 2011, the VII Latin American Mycological Congress will be held in San José, Costa Rica. There will be a program on fungal human pathogens. For information, click here.