ISHAM NEWS! (26-02-2010)

Dear ISHAM member, We congratulate the new ISHAM working group  "PCR-based diagnosis of Dermatophyte infections: on the way to a consensus", just established! See for information and convener team the Working Group page of our website here. You are invited to participate in this major study area on molecular identification and epidemiology of dermatophytes; for membership of the group please contact Michael Arabatzis,

A limited number of hard copies of Stud Mycol 61 entitled “Black fungal extremes” is available for ISHAM members with 50% reduction, at the special price of € 30,-. For orders, click here, state your reduction code: ISHAM50, and mention your ISHAM membership number under “remarks”.

Are you unable to read Medical Mycology on-line, or are you unable to get reduction? Then you have probably not paid your ISHAM membership fee for 2010! Please renew quickly here.

The next BSMM Course on Diagnostic Medical Mycology will be held 22-26 March in Leeds, U.K. Information is on the BSMM website, click here.

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany, has several vacancies because of the establishment of two new research groups on fungal biodiversity, population genetics/genomics, ecological genetics, lifestyle transitions of plant pathogenic fungi, or fungal speciation. For information, application and ideas, please contact Prof. Paul Schulze-Lefert,

There are still a few places available at the CBS Course in Medical Mycology, Utrecht, 15-26 March, 2010. Respond quickly here.

A special ISHAM sponsored Symposium “Neglected Mycoses in South America” will be organized at the 46th Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine Congress, see here.

Do you have an interesting case you wish to present at the ISHAM website as Case Of The Month? Please contact Sybren de Hoog,

A Gordon Research Conference entitled “Immunology of Fungal Infections” will be held January 16-21, 2011 in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. For information see the website at here.   

A PhD position in biodiversity assessment is available at the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Information is posted here.

The new monthly Journal of Infectious Diseases and immunity (JIDI) has been launched by Academic Journals, see here and here. JIDI is dedicated to increasing the depth of infectious diseases and immunity research across disciplines with the ultimate aim of improving  research on immunity.

A course on Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses will be held in Singapore, 14-16 June, 2010. For information and application, see here.

The 10th National Congress of the Italian Society of Mycologists (FIMUA) and the 2nd Workshop ECMM/CEMM will be held in Milan, 23-25 September, 2010. The congress will be a forum to discuss new research results on human and animal diseases, fungal biology, food contamination, epidemiology, drug resistance, conventional and molecular diagnosis. See the website here.  

The 10th European Conference on Fungal Genetics will take place in Noordwijkerhout The Netherlands, 29 March – 1 April, 2010. See the website here

Young ISHAM has a new representative for Iran, Turkey and Middle East:.

Hamid Badali
PhD candidate
Department of Molecular and Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
P.O. Box: 48175-1665
Sari- Iran
Fax: +98 151 354 3087
Mobile: +98-912-841-3720


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