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ISHAM NEWS! (26-07-2010)

The 5th International Conference on Mycetoma, organized in cooperation with the ISHAM Mycetoma Working Group, will take place in Khartoum, Sudan, 1-4 April, 2011. This is a major event in mycetoma research. Full information is available at the Khartoum Research Centre (here) and via the website of the ISHAM Working Group Mycetoma here.

The 6th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference, 25-29 September 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia, now has its website with preliminary program and registration up and running, see here.

A post-doctoral position is available at the Institute of Microbiology of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, to investigate transcriptional regulation of drug resistance in the fungal pathogens Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. Information can be found here. For contact, mail to Prof. D. Sanglard,

The 1st European Conference on Microbial Communication (MiCom), a graduate conference, will be organised by the PhD-fellows of the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) at the University of Jena, Germany, 28 September - 1 October 1, 2010. Check the website here.

The SWESIAQ-ISIAQ first regional conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, an update on standpoints in indoor air research and practice in the Nordic countries, will be organized in Stockholm, Sweden, 2-3 December, 2010. The conference covers a broad area of topics including microbiology, chemical exposures, particles, thermal effects, indoor dampness, building practice, Nordic guidelines and regulations, psychology and health effects. See the website here.

Louis Chai defended his PhD Thesis entitled "Host-pathogen interaction in Aspergillus infection" at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The entire thesis is freely available in electronical form for ISHAM members in your ISHAM member area.

The 29th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 7-11 June, 2011. For the website, click here.

A meeting on Zygomycetes entitled “The dynamics of zygomycete research in a changing world” will be organized at the CBS in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3-5 March, 2011. The meeting will link environmental and clinical aspects. Mark your calendar; detailed information will be available soon.

The preliminary program of the 44st Scientific Meeting of the Germanspeaking Mycological Society (DMYKG), organized jointly with the Austrian Society for Medical Mycology, is now available here. The meeting will take place 9-11 September, 2010, in Vienna, Austria. This is one of the larger meetings in medical mycology, also recommended for English speaking public.

A book on pathogenic yeasts has been published by Ruth Ashbee and Elaine Bignell, see here. The book reviews what is known about their molecular and cellular biology and virulence, in addition to looking at clinical and laboratory findings. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field, and includes latest developments in Candida, Cryptococcus, Malassezia and yeasts of emerging importance.

Young ISHAM will be prominently represented on the next ISHAM Meeting in Berlin, (ISHAM2012) For recent activities and a new representative for Southeastern Europe, see here.


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