Workshop Onygenales

Thursday 28 – Friday 29 June 2018

Price: 75 EUR
Location: RAI Congress Center

Dear Friends,

The ISHAM Working Group Dermatophytes has a slot for a pre-congress workshop in The Netherlands, 28 and 29 June 2018, just prior to the ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam. Since there are so many developments in the systemic relatives of Onygenales, we thought this would be a good opportunity to expand this to the entire order, thus covering the dermatophytes as well as the ‘classical’ systemic fungi – which are not very classical anymore. The workshop will cover important topics about epidemiology, diagnostics, taxonomy, systematics, population genetics, comparative phylogenomics, functional genomics and proteomics of those relevant fungal pathogens. We hope you like this idea. Below please find a tentative program. If you have any data to present, or if you have any other suggestions, please let us know.

The workshop will be held in the RAI Congress Center in Amsterdam, that is the same venue where the ISHAM Congress will start on 30 June. No individual support will be possible, but local facilities including lunches and dinners will be provided free of charge. Registration is compulsory; see the website. For speakers the registration fee of the workshop will be waived. Congress participation and fee is separate from workshop participation.

Abstracts are expected early 2018; you will be notified. A special issue of the journal Mycopathologia can be composed on the basis of a selection of papers in the workshop.

With kind regards,
Sybren de Hoog, Marcus Teixeira, Tom Chiller

Theme: Epidemiology

Epidemiology of Histoplasma – Tom Chiller (Atlanta, USA).
Emergomyces africanus: epidemiology and ecology–Nelesh Govender(Johannesburg, South Africa). Onygenales from desert(ish) soils – John Taylor (Berkeley, USA).
The southern endemic zone of Paracoccidioidomycosis. Current state in Argentina and Paraguay – Gustavo Giusiano (Corrientes, Argentina).
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and related species: infection in armadillos, ecology and phylogeny ‒Eduardo Bagagli (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Ecology and geographic distribution of Coccidioides ‒ Ana Litvintseva(Atlanta, USA).
New and emerging zoophilic dermatophytes in Europe – Vit Hubka(Prague, Czechia).

Theme: Phylogeny / taxonomy / diagnostics

Phylogeny of Onygenales –Karolina Dukik (Utrecht, Netherlands).
Rapid Maldi identification in dermatophytes – Ann Packeu (Brussels, Belgium).
Diagnostics of dermatophytes – Yvonne Graeser (Berlin,Germany).
Novel Ajellomycetaceae –Yanping Jiang (Guiyang, China).
Detection of systemic fungi in animals – Patrizia Danesi (Venice, Italy).
Species boundaries in T. tonsurans complex – Hazal Kandemir (Adana, Turkey).
Species boundaries in T. schoenleinii complex – Huilin Su (Shanghai, China).
Species boundaries and clinical significance of geophilic Arthroderma species –Vit Hubka (Prague, Czechia). Taxonomy of T. benhamiae – Ann Packeu (Brussels, Belgium).
Molecular parameters of dermatophyte sexuality – Banu Metin (Adana, Turkey).

Theme: Phylogenomics / metagonomics / population genetics

Migration of Coccidioides posadasii into South America: population genomics reveals new insights in Central America – Bridget Barker (Flagstaff, USA).
Taxonomy and genomics of dermatophytes – Ping Zhan (Nanchang, China).
Genomic background of Histoplasmosis in Venezuela – Marcus Teixeira(Flagstaff, USA).
Multiple Histoplasma infections due new deadly genotypes in Northern Brazil – Marcus Teixeira (Brazil). Emerging Onygenales species in Southern USA wildlife ‒ Marcus Teixeira (Flagstaff, USA).

Theme: Virulence and disease

Majocchi’s granuloma: current perspectives – Murat Durdu(Adana, Turkey).
Antifungal drug resistance of Trichophyton clinical isolates– Michel Monod(Lausanne, Switzerland). Emergomyces africanus: clinico-pathology, diagnosis and management – Ilan Schwartz (Canada).
Urease in Onygenales – Alf Botha (South Africa).
Awareness for pneumonia-acquired infections due C. posadasii in Venezuela ‒ Bridget Barker (Flagstaff,USA).
Multifunctional activities of fungal extracellular vesicles ‒ Leonardo Nimrichter (Stony Brook, USA).

Theme: Novel techniques /Transcriptomics / Proteomics

Recent advances in genetic tools of dermatophytes – T. Yamada (Tokyo, Japan).
Orbitrap MS of dermatophytes – Karolina Dukik (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
Proteolytic activity-associated genes in dermatophytes – Aylin Döğen (Adana, Turkey).
Comparative genomics and evolution of virulence in dimorphic human pathogenic fungi – Jose Muñoz (USA). Genome sequencing of Trichophyton tonsurans ‒ Vishnu Chaturvedi (San Francisco,USA).