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04 Apr 2014
INFLAMMATION AND DISEASE VENUE: MANCHESTER INSTITUTE of BIOTECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK DATE: 09-10 SEPTEMBER 2014 The British Society for Immunology Inflammation Affinity Group, in conjuction with the Manchester Immunology Group, will be hosting an international conference on inflammation and its contribution to disease, at the University of Manchester. This meeting will consist of three sessions over two days, featuring presentations by 12 internationally leading researchers to promote discussions on fundamental concepts of inflammation biology and its roles in disease, with particular focus on mucosal surfaces and the brain. In addition, the programme will include oral and poster presentations by conference attendants, to be selected from the abstracts submitted. Registration Deadline: 31st August 2014 Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st July 2014
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03 Apr 2014
Posaconazole (Noxafil) Approved for Intravenous Use
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01 Apr 2014
The treatment protocol for osteomyelitis has been updated by Jamie Fey in a team led by Thomas J Walsh
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01 Apr 2014
Breaking News: UK Gnomes colonies under threat
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25 Mar 2014
March support meeting for patients & carers. This is quite short meeting this month as most of the meeting was taken up by a private focus group. For those people who have watched these presentations in the past there has been a big change forced on us. Up until now we have used the service provided by Slideshare, but they have now discontinued that service and we have had to change the way we present these meetings. The following link should work on most devices but if not try the alternative version at http://www.nacpatients.org.uk/monthly_meetings. NB you might have to click on 'play' each time a new slide is needed. For future presentations we will try to use this opportunity to improve our presentations by recording sound and slides directly from the speakers laptop. This means that slides should be better synchronised with speech and should be available to watch more quickly. Live broadcasting may have to stop to be replaced with a broadcast of a recording of the meeting hosted by myself - this gives everyone a change to see what went on and to ask me questions directly.
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06 Mar 2014
The European Respiratory Society have produced a new educational module on aspergillosis, particularly those forms that infect the non-immunocompromised patient who is taking steroids. Presented by Professor David Denning, the Director of the National Aspergillosis Centre in Manchester, UK, Objectives: After the completion of this module, the participant will be able to: 1- Be able to suspect and request appropriate investigations for and treat invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in non-neutropenic, atypical patients. 2- Recognise the clues to the diagnosis of pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS and non-AIDS patients, and be able to diagnose and treat appropriately. 3- Be able to diagnose and appropriately refer patients for long term ( sometimes life-long) antifungal therapy with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. Access is free of charge and it culminates in a CME test for 1 credit.
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05 Mar 2014
The International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2014) will be held in Madrid, Spain, 1-3 October, 2014. For full information and registration, click here.
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04 Mar 2014
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Funding opportunities: Apply for grants and contracts to conduct basic research, preclinical development, or clinical evaluation.
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04 Mar 2014
The Max von Pettekofer Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology in Munich, Germany, offers a PhD position to characterize the mitochondrial fusion and fission mechanisms in Aspergillus fumigatus. Information can be found here.
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04 Mar 2014
Medical Mycology CPD courses (3rd March 2013 - February 2015) Four (three-week) Units of the University of Manchester Medical Mycology MSc programme are now available as Continuing Professional Development courses. For more information, click here.
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03 Mar 2014
The 5th Conges of Macedonian Microbiologists will take place 28-31 May, 2014 in Ohrid, Macedonia. All information can be found here
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03 Mar 2014
A book on Fungal Infections in Asia - The Eastern Frontier of Mycology, written by by Arunaloke Chakrabarti, has appeared. The frequency and unique peculiarities of fungal infections in Asia and the diagnostic challenges in resource constrained settings and described. Suited to both mycology students and clinical care teams. ISBN:978-81-312-3556-0.
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03 Mar 2014
ISHAM welcomes a new Working Group on AIDS-related Mycoses. A first outline of plans of this new WG can be found in the working group area of the ISHAM website here.
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03 Mar 2014
The ISHAM Pediatric working group has expanded and its name is modified to “International Pediatric Fungal Network” . There is a new fancy website here.
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03 Mar 2014
The 3rd Iranian Congress on Medical Mycology will be held in Tehran, Iran, 15-16 May, 2014. For full information and registration, click here.
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03 Mar 2014
A preliminary program for one day Postgraduate Technical Workshop “Veterinary Mycology in Practice”, a joint activity between the ISHAM Veterinary Working Group and ESCVP, to be held on 3 October, 2014 in Milan, Italy, can be found here.
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03 Mar 2014
The 54th ICAAC (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) will be held in Washington, DC, U.S.A., 5-9 September, 2014. All information on this major event can be found here.
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02 Mar 2014
LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) February newsletter has appeared, please follow this link. LIFE-worldwide site is now also available in Spanish.
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01 Mar 2014
A course on Diagnostic Medical Mycology is organized at the University of Leeds, U.K., 7-11 April, 2014. More information is available here and application forms are available by emailing Ruth Ashbee H.R.Ashbee@leeds.ac.uk.
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01 Mar 2014
Trends in Environmental Microbiology for Public Health (TEMPH2014), with topics on indoor mycology, will take place 18-24 September, 2014, in Lisbon, Portugal. Full information can be found here.
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26 Feb 2014
The next Latin American medical mycology conference (Infocus) will be organized in Curitiba, Brazil, 16-18 October, 2014.
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25 Feb 2014
The Sixth Russian Congress of Medical Mycology will be held in Moscow, Russia, 8-10 April, 2014. Full information is available on the website here.
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23 Feb 2014
The Winter-2014 issue of the Newsletter of the ISHAM WG Mycology Study Group can be found here.
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06 Feb 2014
Biofilm formation by Aspergillus fumigatus - a review
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06 Feb 2014
The deadline for pre-conference registration for the upcoming 6th Advances Against Aspergillosis conference, Madrid, Spain, 27 Feb –1 March, 2014 is 15th February 2014; please register here. We are pleased to offer a Special Conference Registration and Hotel Package which not only gives you a reduction on the stand alone registration fee but also allows you to book into the conference hotel at a reduced rate. There are a limited number of hotel rooms available so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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06 Feb 2014
The latest issue of LIFE with numerous news items, see here.
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04 Feb 2014
An international clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of fungal asthma is being developed. It is expected that ISHAM will be one society contributing to this effort. The WG Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis in Asthmatics is seeking members with considerable depth of knowledge and clinical experience in this topic to contribute from outside N. America, Europe and India. Please let one of the co-ordinators know if you are interested in contributing. Contact David Denning (ddenning@manchester.ac.uk), Ritesh Agarwal (riteshpgi@gmail.com)or Arunaloke Chakrabarti(arunaloke@hotmail.com).
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04 Feb 2014
XII Spanish National Congress on Mycology / XII Congreso Nacional de Micología. June 18 - 20, Bilbao, Spain
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03 Feb 2014
How to Design and Perform your Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. Nov 7 to Nov 8 2014. Tübingen, Germany
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03 Feb 2014
Advanced Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modelling and Simulation, Oct 6 to Oct 8 2014. Liverpool, United Kingdom
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03 Feb 2014
Infectious Diseases in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Current Challenges, Sep 22 to Sep 24 2014. Izmir, Turkey
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03 Feb 2014
Educational Programme on Transplant Infectious Diseases, Apr 25 to Apr 26 2014. São Paulo, Brazil
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29 Jan 2014
UKIEG 2014 - Low Carbon Buildings: What About Health and Wellbeing? June 18th 2014, Leeds University, UK
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28 Jan 2014
Fungi: the neglected allergenic sources
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20 Jan 2014
Altered CD8(+) T-cell counts as an early predictor of prognosis in critically ill immunocompromised patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.
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20 Jan 2014
Prognostic value of serum galactomannan index in critically ill patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at risk of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
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20 Jan 2014
Aspergillus fumigatus - What Makes the Species a Ubiquitous Human Fungal Pathogen?
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13 Jan 2014
Check out our new blog discussing the lack of investment to fungal drug research in the UK
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10 Jan 2014
Bone Marrow Stem Cells Improve Outcomes in MDR Tuberculosis
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10 Jan 2014
Voriconazole-Associated Cutaneous Malignancy: A Literature Review on Photocarcinogenesis in Organ Transplant Recipients.
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10 Jan 2014
Using Aspergillus nidulans to identify anti-fungal drug resistance mutations
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07 Jan 2014
Incidence Density of Invasive Fungal Infections during Primary Antifungal Prophylaxis in Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia in a Tertiary Cancer Center, 2009 - 2011.
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07 Jan 2014
Aspergillus parasiticus communities associated with sugarcane in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas: implications of global transport and host association within Aspergillus section Flavi.
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07 Jan 2014
Co-immobilization of PEGylated Aspergillus flavipesl-methioninase with glutamate dehydrogenase: A novel catalytically stable anticancer consortium.
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07 Jan 2014
Deletion of the putative stretch-activated ion channel Mid1 is hypervirulent in Aspergillus fumigatus.
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07 Jan 2014
Aspergillus fumigatus during stable state and exacerbations of COPD
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07 Jan 2014
Tissue Penetration of Antifungal Agents
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06 Jan 2014
Read our new blog article discussing fungi in space!
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06 Jan 2014
Laboratory diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis: from diagnosis to prediction of outcome
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06 Jan 2014
Production of a defensin-like antifungal protein NFAP from Neosartorya fischeri in Pichia pastoris and its antifungal activity against filamentous fungal isolates from human infections
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06 Jan 2014
An immunomodulatory activity of micafungin in preclinical aspergillosis
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06 Jan 2014
Breakthrough filamentous fungal infections in pediatric hematopoetic stem cell transplant and oncology patients receiving caspofungin
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06 Jan 2014
Effectiveness of voriconazole in the treatment of Aspergillus fumigatus-associated asthma (EVITA3 study)
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06 Jan 2014
Osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus species: a review of 310 reported cases
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06 Jan 2014
Osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus species: a review of 310 reported cases
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02 Jan 2014
Check out our new blog on recently published therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines
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02 Jan 2014
Treatment options in severe fungal asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
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02 Jan 2014
Pretransplant Aspergillus Colonization of Cystic Fibrosis Patients and the Incidence of Post-Lung Transplant Invasive Aspergillosis
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23 Dec 2013
IDSA Medical Scholars Program Deadline February 3, 2014 (US students only)
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23 Dec 2013
Molecular Mycology: Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis. The Molecular Mycology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA offers an opportunity for researchers to learn new concepts and techniques relating to fungal pathogensis and the discovery of novel antifungal strategies. This dynamic course provides state-of-the-art training in molecular methods and assays for studying fungal pathogens, fungus-host interactions, and fungi in host-associated communities. In addition, it provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from academia and industry with different areas of expertise relevant to the study of fungal diseases. The course is an intensive, two-week research training program that combines lectures and laboratory exercises, and its content is designed for advanced graduate students, post-docs, fellows, early independent investigators or PIs new to the field. *This year, the course will be in session from June 16-July 1. The application deadline is March 5, 2014.*
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19 Dec 2013
The Chinese edition of the CBS Course in Medical Mycology was held in Guangzhou, China, 18-29 November, 2013, with nearly 40 participants. For a short report, see here.
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18 Dec 2013
The CBS Spring Symposium 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-25 April, 2014 is devoted to Genera and Genomes. The meeting will be preceeded by a workshop of the ISHAM Working Group Barcoding in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 22-23 April, 2014; this workshop will have a focus on barcoding and novel techniques in medical mycology. Both events are easily reached by train within an hour if you book your hotel either in Amsterdam or in Utrecht.
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18 Dec 2013
The next meeting of the ISHAM Working Group Chromoblastomycosis is the centennial ‘100 years of Chromoblastomycosis’. The meeting will be held in Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil, 8-14 October, 2014. A website will be available soon.
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18 Dec 2013
A two-year postdoc position is available at the HKI in Jena, Germany, on the subject ‘Pathogenicity mechanisms of Candida albicans and C. glabrata’. Detailed information is available here.
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18 Dec 2013
The new LIFE Newsletter has appeared with news on VVC, aspergillosis, isavuconazole and other important items can be found (see link below).
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18 Dec 2013
Are generic antifungals available in your country? GAFFI is displaying the availability of fluconazole, flucytosine, itraconazole and amphotericin D (deoxycholate) and the number of generic brands by country. See link below for interactive maps. Thank you to all those who provided data. Many countries are missing (see 'grey' countries on the maps) – if you can help please contact Prof David Denning at ddenning@manchester.ac.uk.
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18 Dec 2013
With regret we have to announce the sad news that Reinhard Ruechel has passed away after a long illness. An obituary by clicking on this link
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17 Dec 2013
Latest information on the 10th International Mycological Congress (IMC10) in Bangkok, Thailand, 3-8 August, 2014, is available here.
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17 Dec 2013
The Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA, together with the American Society for Microbiology, supports the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC, link below. Application deadline is February 15, 2014.
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16 Dec 2013
The 5th joint meeting of the ISHAM Working Groups on Black Yeasts and on Chromoblastomycosis was held in Guangzhou, China. A report of the meeting, and numerous presentations can be found here
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16 Dec 2013
The next Latin American Forum on Fungal Infections in the Clinical Practice, INFOCUS 2014, will be organized in Curitiba, Brazil, 16-18 October, 2014. Detailed information will be communicated soon.
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15 Dec 2013
A short report of the 6th Annual workshop on Basics and Diagnostics in Mycology, which was conducted 26-29 October, 2013, in the Department of Microbiology at Porur, Chennai, India, can be found here.
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15 Dec 2013
For online registration to the 6th conference Advances Against Aspergillosis, held in Madrid, Spain, 27 February – 1 March, 2014, see link below. Via this website you can also book accommodation and find the programme and other relevant information. We are pleased to offer a Special Conference Registration and Hotel Package which not only gives you a reduction on the stand alone registration fee but also allows you to book into the conference hotel at a reduced rate.
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14 Dec 2013
The drug interaction database on The Aspergillus Website hosts interactions between 7 antifungals and 739 other drugs. So far, 398 interactions are rated as minor, 1375 moderate and 443 severe, a total of 2216 recorded interactions. This database is also available as an app for iPhone and Android. It is updated 3-monthly.
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13 Dec 2013
An e-course ‘Mechanisms in Fungal Infection’, from the science to the clinical setting, is available (click link below). The course is designed for oncologists, hematologists, and infectious disease specialists who treat patient groups at risk from developing fungal infections.
Courses and Workshops section | Link
13 Dec 2013
Antigen-specific expansion of human regulatory T cells as a major tolerance mechanism against mucosal fungi
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12 Dec 2013
Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Applications and Challenges. A new online course starting on 4th Feb 2014
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09 Dec 2013
Monitoring Environmental Aspergillus spp. Contamination and Meteorological Factors in a Haematological Unit
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05 Dec 2013
Cryptococcuc gattii - Killer or Accident of Evolution?
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04 Dec 2013
Press Release: Antifungal Drugs Increase 'flu Susceptibility
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04 Dec 2013
Father of Genomics: Fred Sanger Dies Leaving the World a Far Better Place
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02 Dec 2013
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research
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01 Dec 2013
Mushrooms Create Their Own Breeze
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30 Nov 2013
FDA Approves NOXAFIL Delayed Release Tablets - Posaconazole Dosing is Now Once Per Day!
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29 Nov 2013
FDA Approves NOXAFIL Delayed Release Tablets - Posaconazole Dosing is Now Once Per Day!
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27 Nov 2013
Visit our new blog about fungal infections, including aspergillosis, in animals
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27 Nov 2013
The outcome of pulmonary resection for invasive fungal infection complicating haematological malignancy
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20 Nov 2013
Risk factors for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and hospital mortality in acute-on-chronic liver failure patients: a retrospective-cohort study
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20 Nov 2013
Read our new blog on the concept of universal healthcare worldwide
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19 Nov 2013
Targeting Fungal Genes by Diced siRNAs: A Rapid Tool to Decipher Gene Function in Aspergillus nidulans
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19 Nov 2013
Feasibility and outcome of CT-guided lung biopsy in patients with hematological diseases and suspected fungal pneumonia
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18 Nov 2013
Manson's Tropical Infectious Diseases, ExpertConsult - Online and Print, 2nd Edition Jeremy Farrar From the difficult to diagnose to the difficult to treat, Manson's Tropical Diseases prepares you to effectively handle whatever your patients may have contracted. Featuring an internationally recognized editorial team, global contributors, and expert authors, this revised and updated medical reference book provides you with the latest coverage on parasitic and infectious diseases from around the world.
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18 Nov 2013
Abstract submission for the 13th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology is open till November 30, 2013! We invite you to submit abstracts as of now by connecting to our website : www.cipp-meeting.org Click on "call for abstracts" and follow the instructions.
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15 Nov 2013
Cleavage of fibrinogen by proteinases elicits allergic responses through Toll-like receptor 4
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14 Nov 2013
Infectious Diseases Physician/ Microbiologist NSW Health jobs website- position number 166431. Closing date: 2013-11-22
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13 Nov 2013
The Aspergillosis Patients Support Meeting for November will take place at the Altounyan Suite, North West Lung Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK at 1.30pm (1pm for lunch) this friday 15th November. Everone welcome! Watch us online too.
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13 Nov 2013
Poetry at the GAFFI Launch
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13 Nov 2013
Congratulations Tom Walsh
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11 Nov 2013
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: review of literature and proposal of new diagnostic and classification criteria
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10 Nov 2013
Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI) Launched in London, New York
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08 Nov 2013
Fungal infections in cystic fibrosis
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08 Nov 2013
Read our new blog, 'Fungal infections in cystic fibrosis', now!
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07 Nov 2013
Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI) Launched in London, New York GAFFI was formally launched at the Houses of Parliament yesterday on the 6th of November during a glamorous event that featured world-renowned actor Rupert Everett performing several poetic works in support of the aims of GAFFI and the support and music of Singer/Songwriter Katie Melua.
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05 Nov 2013
Registration & abstract deadline 30th November 2013. World Immune Regulation Meeting VIII-2014 special focus on „Innate and Adaptive Immune Response and Role of Tissues in Immune Regulation" 19 - 22 March 2014 Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland
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05 Nov 2013
A risk prediction score for invasive mold disease in patients with hematological malignancies
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05 Nov 2013
Anticancer and antifungal compounds from Aspergillus, Penicillium and other filamentous fungi
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05 Nov 2013
Immune reconstitution syndrome-like entity in lung transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis
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05 Nov 2013
A new macrolide from a marine-derived fungus Aspergillus sp
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04 Nov 2013
PhD Research Project: Molecular basis of host-pathogen cross-talk during type 2 respiratory inflammation
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01 Nov 2013
Fungal infections and treatment in cystic fibrosis
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01 Nov 2013
Are We There Yet? Recent Progress in the Molecular Diagnosis and Novel Antifungal Targeting of Aspergillus fumigatus and Invasive Aspergillosis
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01 Nov 2013
Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus with the environmental TR46/Y121F/T289A mutation in India
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31 Oct 2013
Visit our new blog on the causes of chronic allergies.
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30 Oct 2013
Incidence of invasive fungal disease after unmanipulated haploidentical stem cell transplantation was significantly higher than that after HLA-matched sibling transplantation
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29 Oct 2013
The World Medical Association has underpinned the need to support the diagnosis, management and treatment of fungal diseases globally.
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28 Oct 2013
Abstracts from the 6th Trends in Medical Mycology 2013 conference (TIMMS 6th) are now available online.
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22 Oct 2013
Exposures to Molds in School Classrooms of Children with Asthma
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21 Oct 2013
Visit the new blog entitled "Fungal infections pose a significant threat to the health of our plants and animals and ecosystem".
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17 Oct 2013
Our next West Midlands (UK) patient support group meeting is on Wednesday 27th November, 1.30pm usual venue. Visitors are very welcome and we shall have a guest speaker on that day, Selina Williams who is an environmentalist consultant which should be informative and lively. Group meetings really give you a lift if you haven't been to one before give it a try, love to see you.
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16 Oct 2013
The 4th Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference - Emerging Infections and Vaccine Dilemmas (PIDC 2013) will be held in the city of Mumbai, India on 17th November 2013
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15 Oct 2013
A model for treating avian aspergillosis: serum and lung tissue kinetics for Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) following single and multiple aerosol exposures of a nanoparticulate itraconazole suspension
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15 Oct 2013
Consultant in Infectious Diseases (2 year locum post), University Hospital of South Manchester.
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15 Oct 2013
There are 8 slide presentations from the recent Trends in Medical Mycology meeting in Copenhagen 10-13th October, available in the educational slides section. More slides will be added daily.
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15 Oct 2013
The VII Brazilian Congress of Mycology will be held in Belém, Brazil, located in the northern Amazon region, 25-28 November, 2013. The program will comprise a mix of industrial, clinical and biodiversity importance, covering both basic and applied sciences. The complete program is available on the home page and remaining information can be found here.
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15 Oct 2013
The 6th masterclass on medical mycology entitled ‘The changing world of medical mycology’ will be organized in Mantra On Salt Beach – Kingscliff, Australia, 31 Oct – 2 Nov, 2013.
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15 Oct 2013
The 6th masterclass on medical mycology entitled ‘The changing world of medical mycology’ will be organized in Mantra On Salt Beach – Kingscliff, Australia, 31 Oct – 2 Nov, 2013.
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15 Oct 2013
The next EMBO meeting on comparative eukaryotic genomics entitled: Complexity Patterns in Eukaryotic Genomes will be held 19-24 October, 2013 in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain.
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15 Oct 2013
The 1st International Conference of Medical Laboratories (CMLS) focuses on health problems in arid climate zones and will be held in Khartoum, Sudan, 6-9 December, 2013. Also fungal topics will be covered. Information can be found here.
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15 Oct 2013
The 8th International Conference on Indoor Climate of Buildings will be held in High Tatras, Slovakia, 1-3 December, 2013. For information and download of registration form, click here.
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15 Oct 2013
The final program of the course on Veterinary Mycology, organized by the ISHAM Working Group on this theme in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 4-8 November, 2013 is now available.
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11 Oct 2013
Using poetry to boost the effectiveness of care University hospital of South Manchester has employed a writer in residence to work with patients and staff
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09 Oct 2013
Fungal appendicitis: a case series and review of the literature
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09 Oct 2013
Cardiac toxicity of some echinocandin antifungals
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09 Oct 2013
Could pleural aspergillosis happen to be a complication of pleural drainage?
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09 Oct 2013
Invasive aspergillosis in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis
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08 Oct 2013
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid galactomannan detection for diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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04 Oct 2013
Aspergillus Website Newsletter October 2013
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02 Oct 2013
12th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis March 26 - 30, 2014 | New Orleans, Louisiana Abstract submission and registration are now open! The esteemed ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis is a vital forum for the Candida research community. Join us in March, as commended researchers address Candida – a major cause of infectious disease in AIDS patients, cancer chemotherapy patients, premature infants, and many others. This conference will help determine the course of future research in this area and empower major ongoing efforts to understand, treat, and prevent Candida infections.
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02 Oct 2013
Clinical and economic burden of invasive fungal diseases in Europe: focus on pre-emptive and empirical treatment of Aspergillus and Candida species
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02 Oct 2013
An investigation on the relationship between the occurrence of CMV DNAemia and the development of invasive aspergillosis in the allogeneic stem cell transplantation setting
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02 Oct 2013
The bZIP Protein MeaB Mediates Virulence Attributes in Aspergillus flavus
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02 Oct 2013
Fungal Infection Mimicking Pulmonary Malignancy: Clinical and Radiological Characteristics
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02 Oct 2013
Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of invasive Aspergillus infections in adults in the Middle East region: Expert panel recommendations
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02 Oct 2013
Heterologous Reconstitution of the Intact Geodin Gene Cluster in Aspergillus nidulans through a Simple and Versatile PCR Based Approach
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02 Oct 2013
Purification and Characterization of a Keratinase from a Feather-Degrading Fungus, Aspergillus flavus Strain K-03
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02 Oct 2013
International Microbiology Congresses of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), July 27th 2014 The on-line abstract submission, registration and accommodation sites are now open Call for Abstracts Authors are invited to submit an abstract in English to be considered for an oral or poster presentation at the Congresses. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 30, 2014. Authors are asked to submit abstracts using the on-line abstract submission link. Registration You can register for the Congresses at www.montrealiums2014.org/side_registration/secure_online_registration_e.shtml through a secure site.
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01 Oct 2013
Better Healthcare: What Does the World Want Most? Why Does the US Want More?
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01 Oct 2013
Cytisine: A Cheap Way to Stop Smoking?
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01 Oct 2013
Is Peer Review Broken?
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30 Sep 2013
Principles of Molecular Microbiological Diagnostics, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course 5 - 7 March 2014, Maastricht, The Netherlands The course provides an overview of the general principles of state-of-the-art molecular techniques for diagnosis of infectious diseases: Quantitative PCR, (Next-Generation) Sequencing and Mass Spectrometry. In addition, the course educates participants on the set-up, validation and quality control of the different techniques and discusses the latest and upcoming developments in the field. C
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30 Sep 2013
Four slides presentations from ICAAC 2013 have been added: ICAAC 2013 Top 10 Papers in Mycology Author: T. Patterson Transcriptopathies: One Gene, Many Manifestations Author: S Holland Update on Job's (Hyper IgE) Syndrome: the many paths of STAT3 Author: A Freeman Prevention of Fungal Infections: What is the Evidence for Antifungals?
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30 Sep 2013
Directory of Open Access Journals - free to read
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30 Sep 2013
PhD Programme with A*STAR Institutes, Singapore Following the successful recruitment of 15 students to date on the programme, we wish to advertise and recruit a further 10 high-calibre students from the UK and Europe for September 2014 entry. These prestigious studentships are badged to the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) – see website:
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30 Sep 2013
Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Specialist 1 - 5 00FTJ Employer: Canberra Hospital & Health Services Pathology Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Job type: Permanent & part time Contract length: Location: Canberra, Australia
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30 Sep 2013
Scholarships - 6th Advances Against Aspergillosis Application Deadline: Sunday 31st October 2013 We will again offer scholarships to individuals requiring financial assistance, with preference given to those in training and applicants from developing countries. In order to receive a scholarship, an applicant MUST also submit an abstract (see Abstracts and Posters page of conference website) before the scholarship deadline. Therefore, for scholarship applicants the deadline for abstracts is 31st October, 2013. The total amount of the scholarship depends on numerous factors, but will include at least free conference registration. To apply for a scholarship you will need to tell us, using a maximum of 300 words, what your aspergillosis career goals are and how this award will help you.
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24 Sep 2013
Genome sequencing & the Special Case of Henrietta Lacks
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23 Sep 2013
Patients & carers support, National Aspergillosis Centre, UK
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22 Sep 2013
US Cornerback Fights Back Against Aspergillosis
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19 Sep 2013
221 cases of aspergillosis described in this case database - contribute yours too!
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16 Sep 2013
Information on mycetoma on the WHO List of Neglected Tropical Diseases can be found here, and see also the media briefing of the Mycetoma Consortium here.
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16 Sep 2013
The 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 10 – 13 May, 2014. For full information, click here.
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16 Sep 2013
The 6th Advances Against Aspergillosis Conference will take place in Madrid, Spain, 27 feb - 1 March, 2014. A Special Conference Registration and Hotel Package is offered which not only gives you a reduction on the stand alone registration fee but also allows you to book into the conference hotel at a reduced rate. Early-bird registration fees end 1 October 2013. The programme is almost complete and registration, scholarship applications and abstract submissions are all now open.
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16 Sep 2013
The next Annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Human and Animal Mycology will take place on 14 November 2013 in Ophain (Espace Delgoutte), Belgium. All information is available on the website of the society www.medmycol.be
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15 Sep 2013
The CBS Course in Medical Mycology will be held in English and Chinese in Guangzhou, China, 18-29 November, 2013. For information, program (in two languages) and registration, check out here.
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14 Sep 2013
The next CBS Spring Meeting will be held on 24-25 April, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is entitled '1 Fungus - Which Genus'. Detailed information will be provided soon.
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13 Sep 2013
As a reminder we inform that the 6th Trends in Medical Mycology will be organized in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 - 14 October, 2013. The scientific programme is complete and can be found at www.timm2013.org.
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06 Sep 2013
Aspergillus Newsletter September 2013
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05 Sep 2013
An article on Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in garden waste (compost) collectors- is just published (e-pub)
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03 Sep 2013
Clinical Research Fellow Fungal Disease An enthusiastic, enquiring clinician is sought to undertake a 3 year clinical research post related to the interaction of fungus and the lung, especially Aspergillus. With several million patients with allergic aspergillosis in Europe, 100,000s with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis and millions at risk of invasive aspergillosis, this post offers a unique opportunity become one of the best physicians in this area. The precise area of research has not been decided and will depend partly on the experience and interest of any successful candidate. Currently there are 2 Clinical Research Fellows attached to the unit: Livingstone Chishimba (Severe asthma and ABPA immunology) and Iain Page (Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis after TB, Uganda linked). Major areas of interest now include the genetics of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, ABPA and other chronic lung infections (bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis etc), azole resistance and epidemiology of fungal lung infection worldwide and the direct interaction of Aspergillus with cells in the lung. Closing date 16th September 2013
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27 Aug 2013
Two new species Aspergillus trinidadensis and A. floridensis have been added to the species database.
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27 Aug 2013
Fungal diversity on human skin and hair.
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20 Aug 2013
A new blog entitled "Berwick report points the way to protect patient safety in the NHS" has been added.
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16 Aug 2013
UK Fungus Day 2013
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15 Aug 2013
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Becomes Educational Institute
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15 Aug 2013
University of Manchester Build a Strong Team to Fight Fungal Infection World-Wide
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15 Aug 2013
Aspergillosis Patients & Carers Support Meeting is happening tomorrow, Friday 16th August at 1.30pm BST. Our main speaker is Prof Denning and I will be chatting about IgE. All welcome. View online at http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/newpatients/monthlymeetings.php
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14 Aug 2013
Allergens Can Work Together to Cause Allergy
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13 Aug 2013
Poetry & Medicine Workshop - National Aspergillosis Centre
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12 Aug 2013
Fungal Infection Trust Sponsors UK Scholarship in Medical Mycology
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11 Aug 2013
'Open the Windows' Poetry & Medicine Reading
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10 Aug 2013
Researchers Block Asthma Symptoms Caused by Aspergillus
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10 Aug 2013
Toxins in Dog & Cat Food
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08 Aug 2013
Clinical Consultant / Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases Employer: University of Manchester Job type: Fixed term & full time Contract length: 2 years Location: Oxford Road, Manchester, UK Description: An enthusiastic educator and a caring, hard working, well qualified physician is sought to join the growing academic group in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Mycology group in Manchester. The MSc in Medical Microbiology at the University attracts students from all over the world, and a major role is to provide key elements of this course. At UHSM support the work of the National Aspergillosis Centre. Involves involves both inpatient (rotating) and outpatient work, including aspergillosis, TB, hepatitis, HIV, heart and lung transplantation support and extensive ward consultation. An OPAT service is in development. Closing date: 2013-08-20 Funded by: The University of Manchester -Institute of Inflammation and Repair Requirements/Qualifications: Essential attributes include specialist accreditation in Infectious Diseases and experience in clinical aspects of the immunocompromised patient. There are multiple opportunities for undergraduate education and clinical research. Contact name: Professor Pam Vallely or Prof David Denning Contact address: Informal Enquiries may be made to Professor Pam Vallely Tel:0161 275 1900 email pamela.j.vallely@manchester.ac.uk OR Professor David Denning Tel:0161 291 5811 email ddenning@manchester.ac.uk. Contact e-mail: pamela.j.vallely@manchester.ac.uk Contact phone: 0161 275 1900
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06 Aug 2013
Aflatoxins in Food & Vulnerability to AIDS
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05 Aug 2013
University of Manchester offers Masters Scholarships for International Students in the field of medical mycology. These scholarships are aimed at international graduates within the medical and healthcare sciences seeking to develop fungal infection diagnostic services with a global reach. Funding provides full sponsorship of the MSc tuition fee and £16,550 living allowance (stipend) for September 2013 entry. In order to be considered for a scholarship for 2013 you must first apply for the MSc in Medical Mycology.
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05 Aug 2013
UK Scholarship in Medical Mycology The Fungal Infection Trust has offered to completely subsidise the MSc fees of one strong UK applicant to the new Medical Mycology MSc to be run in Manchester over the next academic year. There are insufficient medical mycologists in the UK for the burgeoning number of patients, especially those with fungal allergy and chronic infection, on top of the many thousands who acquire life-threatening mycoses. Vastly improved non-culture diagnostics, human genetic and immunology understanding, and new antifungal agents on the horizon promise a genuine revolution in care and prospects for greatly improved outcomes over the coming decades. The course details can be found here: http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/programmes/taughtmasters/medicalmycology Applications should be made through the Manchester University portal; http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply and be accompanied by apply you need to provide a plan (Personal Statement, max 750 words) how you intend to use the scholarship to improve the diagnostics and care of patients with fungal infections in the UK. A support letter from the Head of your Hospital or Clinical laboratory summarising how your new skills will be put in use is highly recommended. The details of the Fungal infection Trust can be found here: http://www.fungalinfectiontrust.org
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05 Aug 2013
'Open the Windows' Poetry & Medicine Reading Denise Bundred, Rebecca Goss & Chris Davies Rebecca Goss's newborn daughter Ella was diagnosed with a heart condition at the hospital where Denise Bundred worked. However, they only met later as poets, writing about their respective experiences as mother/patient and doctor. Join us for their reading which also features music celebrating ‘breath’ specially commissioned from Chris Davies. Rebecca Goss's second collection, Her Birth (Carcanet/Northern House) begins with Ella’s birth, her short life and her death, and ends with the joys and complexities that accompany the birth of another child. Her Birth has been shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection of Poetry 2013. Denise Bundred's poetry was highly commended in the Hippocrates Prize 2012 and 2013. Freelance musician/performer Chris Davies works mainly with visual theatre and dance, and is interested in music as a means of promoting a sense of well-being. This event is presented in partnership with The National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, which treats patients with fungal disease, usually of the lungs. Everyone is welcome!
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05 Aug 2013
Poetry & Medicine discussion Poetry and medicine: an unlikely combination? Discuss poetry by patients and medical practitioners worldwide that moves, surprises and opens the windows between medicine and the arts. Poetry newcomers welcome. The event will be chaired by Caroline Hawkridge, writer in residence at the National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester (nationalaspergillosiscentre.org.uk).
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03 Aug 2013
Antifungal Therapy Improved Outcomes for Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
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02 Aug 2013
Senior Clinical Lecturer Respiratory Medicine or Infectious Disease Employer: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Contract length: Full-time, Post will be offered on a fixed term basis for 3 � 5 years Description: This Senior Clinical Lecturer position is offered as a joint appointment between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH). Respiratory Medicine at LSTM has major research themes relating to pulmonary infection and non-communicable diseases � particularly pneumonia and tuberculosis and the effects of inhaled air pollutants particularly biomass smoke exposure. These themes are being developed in partnership with the Liverpool Health Partners and in collaboration with University Hospital Aintree (UHA), The University of Liverpool, The Liverpool Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre (WTTC), the NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme in Clinical Tropical Medicine (MLW).
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02 Aug 2013
Senior Lecturer / Reader / Professor and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases Employer: St George's, University of London -Clinical Sciences Description: Full time, permanent. Exact job title will be dependent on the skills and experience of the appointed candidate and appointments will be made to the appropriate point of the New Consultant salary scale. We are seeking to appoint a full time Clinical Academic with outstanding academic potential to develop a portfolio of clinically-relevant high-quality research within the Infection and Immunity Research Centre as well as providing clinical care of patients with infectious diseases within the Clinical Infection Unit at St George�s Healthcare NHS Trust. Within the Centre, research focuses on improvements in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of major infectious disease challenges of UK and global importance � notably HIV and associated opportunistic infections, STIs; malaria; tuberculosis (and other mycobacteria); fungal, health-care associated infections (Staphylococcus, C. difficile), and paediatric infection. The Centre has a global perspective, with many overseas collaborations. While maintaining our international portfolio and perspective, we also aim to increase capacity and emphasis on NHS-based clinical translational work in Infection.
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27 Jul 2013
Advanced trainee in Infectious Diseases Employer: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Job type: Fixed term & full time Location: St Andrews Place, East Melbourne Postal Address: Locked Bag 1, A'Beckett Street VIC Australia 8006 Phone: 03 9656 1111 Fax: 03 9656 1400 (general)
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24 Jul 2013
Aspergillosis due to Voriconazole Highly Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and Recovery of Genetically Related Resistant Isolates From Domiciles
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24 Jul 2013
Voriconazole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: Should We Be Concerned?
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24 Jul 2013
Adaptation to different types of environmental stress is a common part of life for today’s fungi. A deeper understanding of the organization, regulation and evolution of fungal stress response systems may lead to the development of novel antifungal drugs and technologies or the engineering of industrial strains with elevated stress tolerance. Here we present the Fungal Stress Response Database (http://internal.med.unideb.hu/fsrd) aimed to stimulate further research on stress biology of fungi. The database incorporates 1985 fungal stress response proteins with verified physiological function(s) and their orthologs identified and annotated in 28 species including human and plant pathogens, as well as important industrial fungi. The database will be extended continuously to cover other fully sequenced fungal species. Our database, as a starting point for future stress research, facilitates the analysis of literature data on stress and the identification of ortholog groups of stress response proteins in newly sequenced fungal genomes.
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23 Jul 2013
Care pathways for managing invasive mould diseases
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23 Jul 2013
Microsatellite typing of Aspergillus flavus in patients with various clinical presentations of aspergillosis
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19 Jul 2013
Valley fever: Another Inhaled Fungal Infection
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17 Jul 2013
International genomics
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15 Jul 2013
Miraculous Cure For Nun With Aspergillosis?
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11 Jul 2013
Micafungin Approved for Infants for Fungal Infection
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10 Jul 2013
Mycotoxins in Feed - A Worldwide Survey
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09 Jul 2013
Farewell Mick Ashton
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08 Jul 2013
New Micro-array's Allow Us to Test 1200 Fungal Cultures at a Time
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07 Jul 2013
False Positive Galactomannan Test after Ice-Pop Ingestion
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05 Jul 2013
IDWeek 2013 The deadline fr abstracts is Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m. EDT. We recommend you begin the submission process early.
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05 Jul 2013
Call for Abstracts ASH's online abstract submission site is now open. The deadline to submit abstracts is Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:59 p.m. (PDT).
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04 Jul 2013
Ice-pops trigger false positive tests for aspergillosis. Tests show that many brands contain glucans!
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03 Jul 2013
Our latest patients meeting is published - Carer Support and Damp Homes
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03 Jul 2013
The 12th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG12) will take place in Seville (Spain) during March 23-27, 2014. The scope of the conference covers the broad topic of fungal genetics, encompassing among other areas molecular and cell biology, genomics and evolution, biotechnology, and pathogenesis. The programme will include three keynote lectures, fifteen plenary lectures, nine concurrent sessions, and two poster sessions for more informal discussions. Satellite meetings will be held during the morning of March 23. The ECFG12 web site contains the preliminary program, and the list of invited speakers and concurrent session chairs at the following address: http://www.ecfg12.com The relevant dates for ECFG12 are the following: Deadline for satellite meeting proposals: 10 September 2013 Opening of registration and abstract submission: October 2013 Opening of fellowship application: October 2013 Deadline for fellowship application: 18 November 2013 Announcement of fellowships: 28 November 2013 Deadline for reduced registration: 16 December 2013 Deadline for abstract submission: 16 December 2013
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02 Jul 2013
Outcomes of Critically Ill Patients With Hematologic Malignancies: Prospective Multicenter Data From France and Belgium--A Groupe de Recherche Respiratoire en Reanimation Onco-Hematologique Study
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02 Jul 2013
Research Assistant/Associate, University of Manchester In 2011 The European Union launched its action plan to fight antibiotic resistance. Through this action plan it has recently funded a �6.3 million multi-centre collaborative project whose aim is to develop novel agents to combat the emergence of antifungal drug resistance. The role of the Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG) is to identify the mechanism of action of a collection of antifungal drugs and to use structure based drug design to aid in the development of novel compounds. The 3 year full-time Research Associate post described here is critical to the overall success of the project. The purpose of the role is to conduct research into the discovery of drug mechanism of action of antifungal drugs. The role will involve high throughput genetic manipulation and screening of the pathogenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This will require the candidate to be familiar with cultivation and transformation of yeasts and filamentous fungi as well as being able to perform DNA, RNA and protein extractions, PCR, amongst other molecular biology techniques. In addition the role will include the analysis of datasets from high throughput sequencing (RNAseq, ChIP Seq and mutant fitness profiling). Experience of handling large data sets of this type is critical. Interested candidates should apply via the University of Manchester website
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02 Jul 2013
Locum Paediatrician/General Practitioner (MRC Keneba) MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country. MRC Keneba is an internationally pre-eminent nutrition research centre in the West Kiang Region of rural Gambia. MRC Keneba is funded and led by the MRC International Nutrition Group based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and works in very close liaison with MRC Unit, The Gambia. Details of the Keneba unit and its vibrant research programme can be found at www.ing.mrc.ac.uk.
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01 Jul 2013
Utility of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid galactomannan alone or in combination with PCR for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in adult hematology patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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28 Jun 2013
Barcoding All Life on Planet Earth
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27 Jun 2013
€6.1million project to develop antifungal agents to treat infections
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27 Jun 2013
€6.1million project to develop antifungal agents to treat infections › The University of Manchester and F2G Ltd, a privately-held antifungal drug discovery and development company and today announced the start o...
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20 Jun 2013
The Patient & Carers Support meeting is at 1pm Tomorrow, Friday 21st June, Altounyan Suite. Everyone Welcome
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19 Jun 2013
Novel immunologic classification of aspergillosis in adult cystic fibrosis - Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) demonstrate a wide range of hypersensitivity responses to Aspergillus, beyond allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, which require classification.
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19 Jun 2013
Characteristics of antimicrobial studies registered in the USA through ClinicalTrials
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19 Jun 2013
Nationwide survey of treatment for paediatric patients with invasive fungal infections in Japan.
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14 Jun 2013
The ISHAM Working groups on Black Yeasts and on Chromoblastomycosis organized a meeting in Curitiba, Brazil, and published a special issue of the journal ‘Mycopathologia’ at this occasion, entitled: ‘The Bright Future of Darkness – The Rising Power of Black Fungi’. The entire special issue, with research articles and reviews, is available in open access
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14 Jun 2013
LIFE's (Leading International Fungal Education) has published its first newsletter. Features include new figures for burdens of fungal disease in many countries covering over 40% of the world's population; latest diagnostic tips and the highlighted web section on Pneumocystis pneumonia.
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14 Jun 2013
Students from 5 continents have enrolled on the British Society for Medical Mycology/University College London Masters programme in Medical Mycology over the past decade.
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14 Jun 2013
The ECMM/ISHAM Working Group on Zygomycosis has published a special issue of the journal Persoonia on zygomycete phylogeny.
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14 Jun 2013
The yearly scientific meeting of the Belgian Society for Human and Animal Mycology will organize its next scientific meeting in Ophain, Belgium, on 14 november, 2013. The theme will be: ‘Health care associated fungal infections: epidemiology and prevention‘. The program is still in preparation and will be announced in a subsequent ISHAM News
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14 Jun 2013
12th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis March 26-30, 2014. New Orleans, USA. This is the 12th conference in the highly successful ASM conference series that addresses Candida – a major cause of infectious disease in AIDS patients, cancer chemotherapy patients, premature infants, and many others. This conference, which is the top conference in the area, will provide a vital forum for the Candida research community to present the latest advances and ideas about the diagnosis and treatment of Candida infections, antifungal drug resistance, the genomics and epidemiology of the fungus, the molecular mechanisms that underpin Candida pathobiology, and the immunological responses of the host to the fungus.
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12 Jun 2013
Genomics Powering the Search for Answers to Drug Resistance
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12 Jun 2013
Comparing a novel Aspergillus lateral-flow device with the Platelia EIA for rapid diagnosis.
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12 Jun 2013
Research Assistant/Associate In 2011 The European Union launched its action plan to fight antibiotic resistance. Through this action plan it has recently funded a �6.3 million multi-centre collaborative project whose aim is to develop novel agents to combat the emergence of antifungal drug resistance. The role of the Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG) is to identify the mechanism of action of a collection of antifungal drugs and to use structure based drug design to aid in the development of novel compounds. The 3 year full-time Research Associate post described here is critical to the overall success of the project.
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11 Jun 2013
Nebulisers are a Potential Source of Respiratory Infection
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31 May 2013
The latest Allergome e-Newsletter We are very proud to announce the Allergome 10 years anniversary on the web. Please click here to read the anniversary special report. Kind regards Adriano Mari and the Allergome Team
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31 May 2013
The May edition of the Aspergillus Newsletter has been published.
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29 May 2013
Treating asthma with sunshine
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27 May 2013
Fungus in Capri Sun - Is it a problem?
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24 May 2013
Use of Aspergillus Galactomannan and PCR to Direct Treatment
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23 May 2013
New Anticancer Drugs Being Developed Using Aspergillus
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22 May 2013
The 7th Iranian and 2nd International Congress of Clinical Microbiology will take place in Shiraz, Iran on October 19-21, 2013. Participants from elsewhere in the world are cordially invited.
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22 May 2013
The 8th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics is scheduled in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 2-4 October, 2013. For information, click here.
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22 May 2013
The CBS Course Medical Mycology will be organized in Guangzhou, China, 18-29 November, 2013. Information and program can be found here.
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22 May 2013
The 47st Scientific Meeting (MYK) of the German-speaking Society of Medical Mycology will be held in Tuebingen, Germany, 5-7 September, 2013. For information and preliminary program, see here. This is one of the larger meetings in medical mycology; the major part will be in the German language.
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22 May 2013
The next Spring Course of Medical Mycology of the Institut Pasteur will be held in Paris, March 3– 28, 2014. The course will be taught in English and is aimed to microbiologists (MDs, PhDs and veterinarians) with previous practice in a medical mycology laboratory. The course will be divided into interactive lectures, bench sessions and panel discussions during 4 weeks. Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2013.
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22 May 2013
The XIth International Fungal Biology Conference will be organized in Karlsruhe, Germany, 29 Sept - 3 Oct., 2013. The program contains several plenary reviews on themes in medical mycology.
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22 May 2013
An updated program of the Course in Veterinary Mycology, to be organized by the ISHAM Working Group on Veterinary Mycology, and to take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 4-8 November, 2013, is now available here. For registration, click here. Deadline for application is 15 July, 2013.
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22 May 2013
Bacterium Induces Cryptic Meroterpenoid Pathway in the Pathogenic Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.
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22 May 2013
A heterothallic sexual breeding system has been shown in A. lentulus. This discovery has significant implications for the management of drug resistance and control of invasive aspergillosis associated with this emerging fungal pathogen.
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15 May 2013
Plant Communication - The role of the Fungus network
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15 May 2013
Patients (Aspergillosis) support meeting, April 2013 Dr Mike Bromley talks about the role of Manchester University in the research and development of new antifungal drugs, followed by Dr Iain Page talking about our research projects in Africa that have the potential to reveal much larger numbers of people suffering from Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) than is currently thought.
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15 May 2013
Patients Support Meeting May 2013. Will take place on 17th May (this Friday) at 1.30pm. Join us at the Lung Centre in the National Aspergillosis Centre in Manchester or join us online at http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/newpatients/monthlymeetings.php NOTE Change of speaker. One of our original speakers has been forced to cancel due to ill health (A national charity that cares for carers) but we do have the first meeting with our new health psychologist (Alison Wearden) who has a lot of experience in helping people through the stresses of chronic illness. The phrase which initiated my interest in getting support on this issue was one spoken by many people I come across " My doctor thinks its all in my head" I hope we can start to address that feeling in a helpful way. http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/AlisonWearden/
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14 May 2013
10 Exercise Tips for Asthmatic Patients
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09 May 2013
5 Million People With ABPA Worldwide
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08 May 2013
Disparate Proteome Responses of Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic Aspergilli to Human Serum Measured by Activity-Based Protein Profiling. Unique activity-based probe-protein responses to culture condition may reveal how A. fumigatus initiates pulmonary invasion leading to Invasive Aspergillosis.
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01 May 2013
Producing chemicals and biofuels using Aspergillus and Pichia species
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01 May 2013
Genome-wide analysis was performed to assess the transcriptional landscape of germinating A. niger conidia using both next generation RNA-sequencing and GeneChips.
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01 May 2013
A mutated B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia subset that recognizes and responds to fungi.
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30 Apr 2013
A report by Volker Mrasek (broadcast on West German Public Radio (WDR), Science correspondent)on the ECDC Risk Assessment Report concerning "Environmental and Medical Triazoles & Resistance in Aspergillus" can be heard at the link below. The widespread use of triazoles as pesticides (fungicides) in agriculture is thought to play a part in development of aspergillus resistance which is causing a serious problem for the treatment of patients with azole antifungal medicines. NB this broadcast is in German.
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26 Apr 2013
British Society for Immunology (BSI) 2013 will take place on 2-5 December 2013. Abstract deadline for submission: September 6th 2013 Early bird registration is open until September 30th
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24 Apr 2013
The next Asian Mycological Congress will take place in Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2013. Information and program overview can be found at the attached link. There will also be items of medical interest.
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24 Apr 2013
A one-day meeting Trends in the diagnostic as aspergillosis will be held in Paris, France, on June 23, 2013. The meeting focuses on diagnostics and azole resistance of Aspergillus species. Registration is compulsory.
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24 Apr 2013
Micom 2014, an International Conference on Microbial Communication will be held in Jena, Germany, 31 March – 3 April, 2014.
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24 Apr 2013
The University of Manchester (U.K.) offers a master’s program in medical mycology, specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop skills as mycologists.
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24 Apr 2013
A preliminary program is now available for the 6th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-14 October, 2013. Visit the website for all information and registration.
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24 Apr 2013
Scientia Akademie organizes a short course Infections in Intensive Medicine in Potsdam, Germany, 3-4 May, 2013. The course will be held in the German language. Full information can be found here.
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24 Apr 2013
The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) welcomes nominations of genomes to be sequences in its Community Sequencing Program. For procedures how to submit a proposal, see here. The current fungal program can be found here.
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24 Apr 2013
MYK-47, the 2013 meeting of the German-speaking Mycological Society, will be held in Tübingen, Germany, 5-7 September, 2013. The preliminary program can be found on this flyer here, or visit the website here.
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22 Apr 2013
3rd KENYA INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC LUNG HEALTH CONFERENCE 2nd – 5th October 2013 Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya The Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (DLTLD), Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research (CRDR-KEMRI) of Kenya's Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), Kenya Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD) in collaboration with national and international partners, is hosting its third pivotal conference to draw attention to established and emerging lung health issues and status of public health responses. This conference will bring together medical practitioners, public health specialists, scientists, scholars, community activists, other health professionals and all stakeholders with a common agenda of promoting lung health Closing date for abstracts 31st July 2013
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22 Apr 2013
NIHR Clinical Lectureships M&HS-02576 Employer: The University of Manchester Job type: Fixed term & full time Contract length: 4 years maximum Location: The University of Manchester Description: The University of Manchester invites applications for our 2013/2014 NIHR Clinical Lectureships. You will join our successful Integrated Academic Training (IAT) programme which was is funded by the National Institute of Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC). Five NIHR funded Clinical Lectureships are available in the following areas: Cardiology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Oncology, Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, General Practice, General Psychiatry, General Surgery, Medical Oncology, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Renal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Vascular Surgery. There is also the potential to appoint in other specialty areas through the matched Clinical Lectureship scheme and so applicants from other specialties are encouraged to apply. Closing date 29th April 2013
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