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Workshop Black Yeasts

Wednesday 4 July – Thursday 5 July 2018

Price: 75 EUR
Location: RAI, meetingroom D403

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

 

Wednesday 04 Jul

13:00

Registration, upload of talks

Session I

Chair: Vania Vicente

13:30

Summary of Cuba workshop results and conclusions

Tere-Illnait,Havana, Cuba & Flavio Queiroz Telles, Curitiba, Brazil

13:45

Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala

Peilin Sun, Linkou Taoyuan, Taiwan

15:00

Environmental exposition of black yeasts

Shuwen Deng, Suzhou, China

15:15

Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis (nodular and cystic)

Alexandro Bonifaz, Mexico City, Mexico

15:30

Analysis of clinically relevant Exophiala species in France (2004-2018)

Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Paris, France

15:45

Antifungal activity of some substituted phenothiazines and related compounds against black yeast and other fungi

Roxana Vitale, Buenos Aires, Argentina

16:00

Break

Session II

Chair: Roxana Vitale

16:30

Comparison of the Rolling Circle Amplification and Ligase-Dependent Reaction methods for the identification of opportunistic Exophiala species

Engin Kaplan, Adana, Turkey

16:45

Galleria mellonella as an infection model for Exophiala dermatitidis

Aylin Döğen, Adana, Turkey

17:00

Phylogenomics of Herpotrichiellaceae and basal lineages

Leandro Moreno, Utrecht, The Netherlands

17:15

Kinase markers for phylogenetic reconstruction

Rachel Caligiorne, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

17:30

Metal-based drugs action on Fonsecaea pedrosoi growth and on multiple fungal virulence attributes

L.F. Kneipp, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

17:45

Description of a new family of ant-associated fungi in Chaetothyriales

Meizhu Wang, Guiyang, China

18:00

Genetics for geomycology - black fungi and material sciences

N. Knabe, Berlin, Germany

Thursday 05 Jul

Session III

Chair: Ruo-yu Li

09:00

Indoor wet cells harbored melanized fungi probably serve as opportunists on humans and other vertebrate in Guangdong, China

Jiufeng Sun, Guangzhou, China

09:15

Assimilatory metabolism of alkylbenzenes by black yeasts, facts and unresolved questions

Francesc Prenafeta-Boldu, Spain

09:30

Fungal patches in ant-plant associations: initiation and metabolic activities

Veronika Mayer, Vienna, Austria

09:45

Antifungal agents susceptibility: profile of a tropical black yeast strain

D. Heidrich, Porto Alegre, Brazil

10:00

Black and white - Black yeasts in the Arctic

L. Perini, Ljubljana, Slovenia

10:15

Prediction of the itraconazole minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of chromoblastomycosis agents using Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy and chemometrics

D. Heidrich, Porto Alegre, Brazil

10:30

Break

Session IV

Chair: Katja Sterflinger

11:00

A multi-locus phylogeny for delimiting new rock inhabiting fungal genera and species from the Gran Sasso d’Italia

Laura Selbmann, Viterbo, Italy

11:15

Recent updates, based on study cases, of isolation of black meristematic fungi from stone monuments

Filomena de Leo, Messina, Italy

11:30

High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis of macrophages infected with Fonsecaea monophora

Junming Zhang, Guangzhou, China

11:45

Time-kill kinetics of antifungals active against the thermophilic black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis

Macit Ilkit, Adana, Turkey

12:00

DNA extraction methods on black yeast model organism Knufia petricola A95

O. Voigt, Berlin, Germany

12:15

Clues of sexual reproduction in the opportunistic black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis

Banu Metin, Adana, Turkey

12:30

Lunch

Session V

Chair: Jiufeng Sun

13:30

Black yeast genomics

Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Ljubljana, Slovenia

13:45

Onychomycosis caused by Arthrinium arundinis in leprosy patient, and plaque lesion type chromoblastomycosis caused by Fonsecaea monophora: Case reports

D. Heidrich, Porto Alegre, Brazil

14:00

TBA.

14:15

Galleria infection model

Yubisha Dabas, India

14:30

Virulence characteristics of Exophiala dermatitidis: an overview

Hazal Kandemir Boral, Turkey

14:45

The major chromoblastomycosis etiologic agent Fonsecaea pedrosoi activates the NLRP3 inflammasome

Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca, Brasilia, Brazil

15:00

Break

Session VI

Chair: Laura Selbmann

15:30

Transcriptomic studies of Exophiala dermatitidis - wild type and CRISPR-Cas9 generated white mutant - during ex-vivo skin model infections

Caroline Poyntner, Vienna, Austria

15:45

CARD9 deficiency and genetic susceptibility of black yeasts infection

Ruoyu Li, Beijing, China

16:00

Metagenomics

Marcus Teixeira, Brasilia, Brazil

16:15

Antifungal profiles against clinical and environment black yeasts and relatives

Javad Najafzadeh, Masshad, Iran

16:30

Dissecting the melanin unit in Cryptococcus neoformans

Radames Cordero,Atlanta, USA

16:45

Phylogenetic and phylogenomic analyses of the two rock inhabiting fungi Lichenothelia and Saxomyces (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota)

Lucia Muggia, Graz, Austria

17:00

Lahun Pyramid: More surprising treasures are revealed. Fungal diversity analysis using amplicon-based metagenomic approach

Samah Soliman, Cairo, Egypt

17:15

Evaluation of pathogenicity in Fonsecaea agents of human chromoblastomycosis

Vania A. Vicente, Curitiba, Brazil

17:30

Automation of multiomics data analysis: genomic and transcriptomic study of the toluene degrading black yeast Cladophialophora immunda

Hakim Tafer, Vienna, Austria

17:45

Comparative genomic study of the Antarctic isolate Hortaea thailandica with H. werneckii and H. acidophila

C. Coleine, Riverside, USA

18:00

Just deserts: isolating and comparing meristematic black fungi from desert soils to test simple reconstitution models of biological soil crusts

T. Kurbessoian, Riverside, USA