ISHAM NEWS! (14-01-2011)

Dear , The ISHAM News Team wishes you a splendid and very successful new year! Also in 2011 we will keep you informed about developments in medical mycology, and also invite you to inform us about your activities so that we can help you with free publicity. ISHAM News reaches the most active part of the medical mycological community. Preparations are already made for theISHAM congress Berlin next year, which is likely to become one of the biggest events in medical mycological history. ISHAM membership will give you several advantages, so stay tuned and be sure to remain part of our society!
The 11th International Congress on Paracoccidioidomycosis will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1 – 4 May, 2011. Information can be found here. A new species of Paracoccidioides, P. lutzii will soon be introduced. The organizers of the ISHAM Working Group Paracoccidioidomycosis invite clinicians to collect specimens from PCM patients, which will then be screened molecularly. For protocols and info, contact Gioconda San Blas,
The 12th Argentinian Congress of Mycology, XXII Jornadas Argentinas de Micología, will be organized in Posadas, Argentina, 15 – 17 June, 2011, with numerous sessions on medical mycology. For info and program, click here.

Also at the 7th Latin American Mycological Congress, to be held in San José, Costa Rica, 18 – 21 July, some medical sessions will be organized, see here .
A Medical Mycology Course will be held in Chengdu City, Sichuan province, China, 30 March – 4 April, 2011, with the title “Fungus Diseases: Technical, Clinical and Research”. Full information can be found here |registration|.
The CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands has vacancy for a technician. For applications and info, see here.
The next Latin American Infocus will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 – 29 October, 2011. We will keep you informed as soon as the website is open.
The first BIT Annual World Congress of Microbes will be organized in Beijing, China, 30 July – 1 August, 2011. This is a new series of clustered congresses on all major groups of microbes including fungi. There is also a section on fungal disease and management. For information, see here.
The electronic version of the PhD Thesis of Hamid Badali entitled “Biodiversity, pathogenicity and antifungal susceptibility of Cladophialophora and relatives“ is now freely available in your member area, listed under “Mycological Theses”. The address for correspondence is:  
The 8th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., 1 – 5 May, 2011. An update of the website is available here here.

The German-language Mycological Society celebrates its 50st jubilee and will organize a festive meeting in Essen, Germany, 17 – 18 June, 2011. The program will be announced soon. For information, contact Gabriele Henning,

A postdoc position is available on molecular biology and proteomics of Paracoccidioides and Sporothrix in Sao Paulo. For information, click here or contact Prof. Z. Pires de Camargo,