ISHAM NEWS! (20-12-2012)

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2012 has been a tremendously successful year, with the congress in Berlin, and several workshop meetings under the umbrella of ISHAM. Our society now has more than 1000 members and has proven to be instrumental in coordinating and stimulating research in many different areas. The launch of the journal Medical Mycology Case Reports adds to the profile of the society. Stay with us in 2013!

A new, open access journal 'Research in Molecular Medicine' has been launched by the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. Click here for full information. The journal particularly welcomes papers on medical mycology of the Middle East.

The fifth FEBS Advanced Lecture Course Human Fungal Pathogens: Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions and Virulence will be organized in La Colle sur Loup, France, May 25-31, 2013. Full information and registration details can be found here. FEBS, the organizer, is the Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

The Congresses of the International Union of Microbiological Societies will take place from July 27th to August 1st, 2014 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal’s Convention Centre). The three congresses will be held simultaneously within one week, one of which is the XIVth International Congress of Mycology. Click here for information.

A report of the Second Taiwan Medical Mycology Training Network (MMTN) can be found on the ISHAM website here. The course was organized in August, 2012, in Taipei by the ISHAM-affiliated Asia Fungal Working Group.

A latest Fungiscope Update Report, submitted by Maria Vehreschild and Kerstin Wahlers, can be found here. Fungiscope is an ISHAM-affiliated working group on registration of rare clinical cases.

The 5th Congress of Asia Pacific Society for Medical Mycology (2013 APSMM) will take place in Chengdu, China, June 19-23, 2013. Information can be found here. The meeting congress joins with the 19th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Dermatology (CSD) and with other organizations.

The Pathogenic Fungi Culture Collection (PFCC) of Pasteur Institute of Iran has a unique collection for human and animal pathogenic fungi as well as soil-borne fungal pathogens and standard strains. The institute is ready to serve all universities and institutes for research and education programs. For information, click here.

The 3rd Annual International Symposia of Mycology (ISM-2013) will be organized in: Wuhan, China July 30 - August 1, 2013. For information click here.

CBS Fungal Biodiversity Calendar: Battle of the pixels. CBS is initiating a new (12 month) calendar series, which will focus on the beauty of fungal biodiversity. The first calendar is scheduled for 2014, and will subsequently appear annually. To this end we invite all those making photographs or micrographs to submit their most beautiful fungal illustrations. Show us your fungi! More info here.

Two PhD positions are available in Jena, Germany. One project will be part of the research project “Molecular Mechanisms of Candida Sepsis” within the Center for Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) and the Hans Knöll Institute (HKI). The second project “The role of filamentation in the pathogenesis of candidiasis” will be funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Full information can be found here.

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