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21 May 2014
Patients & Carers meeting May 2014: Paul Bowyer on the latest research results on ABPA
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15 May 2014
Aspergillus empyema treatment article has been updated by Gemma Hayes
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14 May 2014
Epiglottis and laryngeal aspergillosis treatment article has been updated by Gemma Hayes
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01 May 2014
Kings College Hospital are running a clinical trials for a new type of treatment for ABPA and are having difficulty finding volunteers with ABPA. If you want to be involved read the attached document and contact Jennifer Stuart Respiratory Trials Coordinator Chest Unit Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill 020 32993940 jenniferstuart1@nhs.net
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29 Apr 2014
The latest meeting took place on 17th April 2014 in the Altounyan Suite (close to this clinic in NWLC, just past the Lung Function Suite). 5th Anniversary of the National Aspergillosis Centre This month marks the 5th anniversary of NAC and to mark the occasion NAC manager Chris Harris gave a talk about how the centre was set up, what its achievements have been and what the future holds for NAC.
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25 Apr 2014
The Magic of Mushrooms, BBC1 Professor Richard Fortey delves into the fascinating and normally-hidden kingdom of fungi.
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20 Apr 2014
Global Warming and Fungal Biodiversity It is perhaps not widely known that fungi - including Aspergillus - have a profound influence on our climate.
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15 Apr 2014
Ants use fungi as their 'pharmacy' Scientists at the University of Madison have just received $16 million to help their search for new antimicrobial drugs. Many people will have heard that we need to constantly expand our range of antibiotics and antifungal drugs as the micro-organism infections that we fight with those drugs gradually become resistant.
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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?
Aspergillus Blog | Link
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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