Wednesday 4 July - Thursday 5 July 2018 

Workshop Black Yeasts: venue to be defined
Price: 75 EUR

 

Dear Friends, 

Chromoblastomycosis will be the subject of a workshop on at Cuba in December 2017. Since there are so many developments in other melanized fungi, we thought it would be appropriate to organize a workshop with a broader theme, covering all other clinical and environmental black fungi. The ISHAM Working Group Black Yeasts has a slot for a post-congress workshop in The Netherlands, 4 and 5 July 2018, directly following the ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam.  Since the workshop will be ISHAM-sponsored, we request researchers on environmental fungi to give their work a medical accent if possible. Below please find the preliminary program. If you have any data to present, or if you have any other suggestions, please let us know. Practical data about workshop venue and facilities will be available within 1-2 months. Abstracts are expected early 2018; you will be notified.

With kind regards,  
Sybren de Hoog s.hoog@westerdijkinstitute.nl, Katja Sterflinger: ksterf@edv2.boku.ac.at

Preliminary program 

Theme: Chromoblastomycosis 
Tere-Illnait (Cuba), Flavio Queiroz Telles (Department of Public Health, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná,Brazil): Summary of Cuba workshop results and conclusions.   

 


Theme: Phylogeny, diversity and disease 
Peilin Sun (Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Taoyuan, Taiwan): Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala in Taiwan.  

Alexandro Bonifaz (Dermatology Service and Mycology Department, Hospital General de México, Mexico City,Mexico):Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis (nodular and cystic)

Dea Garcia-Hermoso (Institut Pasteur, Paris,France):Novel species from humans.  

Roxana Vitale (Conicet, Buenos Aires,Argentina):Novel antifungals

Engin Kaplan(Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana, Turkey): Comparison of the Rolling Circle Amplification and Ligase-Dependent Reaction methods for the identification of opportunistic Exophiala species.

Aylin Döğen (Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana,Turkey): Galleria mellonella as an infection model for Exophiala dermatitidis.    

Theme: Ecology of (pre-)opportunists 
Jufeng Sun (Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China): Indoor wet cells harbored melanized fungi probably serve as opportunists on humans and other vertebrate in Guangdong, China.  

Francesc Prenafeta-Boldú (GIRO, Caldes de Montbui,Spain): Assimilatory metabolism of alkylbenzenes by black yeasts, facts and unresolved questions

Hermann Voglmayr, Veronika Mayer (Vienna,Austria):Respiration and enzymatic capacity of the fungal patches in ant-plants. 

Meizhu Wang (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, TheNetherlands): Ant-associated black fungi. 

Derlene Attili(Division of Microbial Resources, CPQBA, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil): Ant-associated black fungi from Brazil

Leandro Moreno (Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands): Phylogenomics of Herpotrichiellaceae and basal lineages

Polona Zalar (Slovenia): Ecology of Hortaea.

Abdallah Ahmed (Department of Medical Microbiology, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia): Comparative genomics of Rhinocladiella mackenziei.  

Rachel Caligiorne (Belo Horizonte,Brazil):Kinase markers for phylogenetic reconstruction

Laura Selbmann (Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Largo dell’Università, Viterbo, Italy): Distribution patterns of black yeasts at ordinal level

Filomena de Leo (Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, Messina, Italy): Extremotolerance of rock-inhabiting fungi

Yuli Ekowati (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands),Anne van Diepeningen (Wageningen Plant Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands): Fungi in swimming pools, with accent on black fungi.

Hakim Tafer (BOKU Extremophile Center, Vienna, Austria): Automation of multiomics data analysis: genomic and transcriptomic study of the toluene degrading black yeast Cladophialophora immunda.   

Theme: Virulence 
Macit Ilkit (Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana,Turkey): In vitroantifungal activity of eight antifungals against clinical Exophiala dermatitidis isolates using broth microdilution and time-kill testing.

Daniel W. Santos, Arnaldo Colombo, Flavio Q. Telles and Conceição P. Azevedo (UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil): Clinical and epidemiological aspects of black fungal infections in immunosuppressed patients.

Katja Sterflinger (BOKU Extremophile Center, Vienna, Austria): Proteomics of resistance.   

Cene Gostincar (Slovenia): Polyextremotolerance enhancing pathogenicity. 

Yinggai Song (Key Laboratory of Molecular Diagnosis of Dermatoses, Peking University First Hospital, Research Center for Medical Mycology, Peking University, Beijing, China): Comparative virulence of opportunistic Exophiala species. 

Wendy Laureijssen-van de Sande (Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands): Galleria infection model in black fungi. 

Yubisha Dabas (Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands): Virulence of ant-associated fungi inGalleria model. 

Hamid Badali (Department of Molecular and Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran): Micro-culture method as an early diagnosis for phaeohyphomycosis due to black yeast like fungi and relatives.  

Hazal Kandemir Boral (Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana,Turkey): Virulence characteristics of Exophiala dermatitidis: an overview. 

Raffael Junio Araujo de Castro, Isaque Medeiros Siqueira, Aldo Henrique Tavares, Anamelia Lorenzetti Bocca (Laboratory of Applied Immunology, Department of Cell biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil): The major chromoblastomycosis etiologic agent Fonsecaea pedrosoi activates the NLRP3 inflammasome.   

Theme: Genomics and transcriptomics: 
Donatella Tesei (BOKU Extremophile Center, Vienna): Learning from extremophilic and extremotolerant black fungi: proteomics studies of the stress defense.

Banu Metin (Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana,Turkey): Clues of sexual reproduction in the opportunistic black yeast Exophialadermatitidis. 

Ruoyu Li (Key Laboratory of Molecular Diagnosis of Dermatoses, Peking University First Hospital, Research Center for Medical Mycology, Peking University, Beijing, China): CARD9 deficiency and genetic susceptibility of black yeasts infection. 

Marcus Teixeira (Translational Genomics Research Institute, North Northern Arizona Center For Valley Fever Research, Flagstaff, USA): Metagenomics. 

Caroline Poyntner (BOKU Extremophile Center, Vienna): Transcriptomic studies of Exophiala dermatitidis - wild type and CRIPR-CAS generated white mutant - during ex-vivo skin model infections. 

Javad Najafzadeh (Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad,Iran): Diagnostic methods in black fungi. 

Radames Cordero (Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA): Melanin.

Lucia Muggia (Graz,Austria):Lichenicolous black fungi

Camille S. Florencio, Vania A. Vicente, Larissa F. Matos (Laboratory of Applied Immunology, Department of Cell biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil):Development of molecular toolbox for genetic manipulation of Fonsecaea pedrosoi.  

Gheniffer Fornari, Renata Rodrigues Gomes, Juliana Degenhardt-Goldbach, Israella Rotenski Colombo, Suellen Santos, Sandro Almeida, Sybren de Hoog, Vania Aparecida Vicente (Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology Post-Graduation Program, Department of Basic Pathology, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil): Evaluation of Pathogenicity in Fonsecaea agents of human chromoblastomycosis.