ISHAM NEWS! (21-10-2009)

Dear ISHAM Member, An International Laboratory Fusarium Workshop will be organized by Sofia Schulze ( and Ludwig Pfenning ( at the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina, 1-12 March, 2010. For information, see here.

The 10th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID X) will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November, 3-5, 2010. The organizers are currently calling for abstracts for poster presentations with an abstract deadline of June 4, 2010. Selected submissions may be offered an oral presentation slot. For further information see here.

In 2010 Taylor & Francis will be delighted to launch Mycology: An International Journal on Fungal Biology. This new journal, which is the official journal of the Mycological Society of China, aims to provide a platform to meet the needs of a demanding and growing field, and to serve and engage dialogue between Chinese mycologists and the international community.

An ESCMID Conference on Invasive Fungal Infections will be organized in Rome, Italy, 18 - 19 February 2010. For information, click here.

The 5th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) will take place in the Valencia Conference Centre, Valencia, Span, 2-5 October 2011. The website is  

The next European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) will take place in Vienna, Austria, 10-13 April, 2010. A medical mycology section is scheduled. For information, see here.

Medical Mycology 47 issue 7 has appeared, you can find it free of charge in your ISHAM member area. For your convenience we list the contents below:

  • Nutrient sensing G protein-coupled receptors: interesting targets for antifungals?, Pages 671 - 680
    Author: Patrick Van Dijck

  • Biofilms of non- Candida albicans Candida  species: quantification, structure and matrix composition, Pages 681 - 689
    Authors: Sónia Silva; Mariana Henriques; António Martins; Rosário Oliveira; David Williams; Joana Azeredo

  • In-vivo Candida  biofilms in scanning electron microscopy, Pages 690 - 696
    Authors: Astrid Helga Paulitsch; Birgit Willinger; Benedikt Zsalatz; Edith Stabentheiner; Egon Marth; Walter Buzina

  • Exposure to caspofungin activates Cap and Hog pathways in Candida albicans, Pages 697 - 706
    Authors: Judy Kelly; Raymond Rowan; Malachy Mccann; Kevin Kavanagh

  • Antifungal Activity of Turkish Honey against Candida  spp. and Trichosporon  spp: an in vitro  evaluation, Pages 707 - 712

  • Genotyping of Mexican Cryptococcus neoformans  and C. gattii  isolates by PCR-fingerprinting, Pages 713 - 721
    Authors: L. R. Castañón Olivares; K. Martínez Martínez; R. M. Bermúdez Cruz; M. A. Martínez Rivera; W. Meyer; R. A. Arreguín Espinosa; R. López Martínez; G. M. Ruiz Palacios Y Santos

  • TLR-2, TLR-4 and dectin-1 expression in human monocytes and neutrophils stimulated by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Pages 722 - 733
    Authors: Camila Vicente Bonfim; Ronei Luciano Mamoni; Maria Heloisa Souza Lima Blotta

  • The malate synthase of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Pb01  is required in the glyoxylate cycle and in the allantoin degradation pathway, Pages 734 - 744
    Authors: Patrícia Fernanda Zambuzzi-Carvalho; Aline Helena Da Silva Cruz; Ludier Kesser Santos-Silva; Alfredo Miranda Goes; Célia Maria De Almeida Soares; Maristela Pereira

  • Microecology of Blastomyces dermatitidis : the Ammonia Hypothesis, Pages 745 - 752
    Author: Dennis J. Baumgardner

  • Susceptibility testing of amorolfine, bifonazole and ciclopiroxolamine against Trichophyton rubrum  in an in vitro  model of dermatophyte nail infection, Pages 753 - 758
    Authors: Martin Schaller; Claudia Borelli; Ursula Berger; Birgit Walker; Sybille Schmidt; Günther Weindl; Andreas Jäckel

  • Expression dynamics of secreted protease genes in Trichophyton rubrum  induced by key host's proteinaceous components, Pages 759 - 765
    Authors: Wenchuan Leng; Tao Liu; Jin Wang; Ruoyu Li; Qi Jin

  • Infections due to Phialemonium  species: case report and review, Pages 766 - 774
    Authors: María Rivero; Angel Hidalgo; Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo; Maite Cía; Luis Torroba; Juan Luis Rodríguez-Tudela

  • Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri  fungemia in a pediatric patient admitted in a public hospital, Pages 775 - 779
    Authors: Jadson Duque De Barros; Suerda Maria Nogueira Do Nascimento; Fernanda Janaína Silva De Araújo; Regina De Fátima Dos Santos Braz; Vania Sousa Andrade; Bart Theelen; Teun Boekhout; Maria Teresa Illnait-Zaragozi; Maria Narriman Guimarães Gouveia; Maria Conceição Fernandes; Maria Goretti Lins Monteiro; Maria Tereza Barreto De Oliveira

  • Attempted isolation of Blastomyces dermatitidis  from the nares of dogs: Northern Wisconsin, USA, Pages 780 - 782
    Authors: Niqole Varani; Dennis J. Baumgardner; Charles J. Czuprynski; Daniel P. Paretsky.


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