July 4-52018

 

Workshop Black Fungi post-ISHAM, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Programme

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.
  • 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, The Netherlands): 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.

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, Vienna, Austria): Proteomics of resistance.
  • Cene Gostincar (Slovenia): polyextremotolerance enhancing pathogenicity.
  • Nina Gunde-Cimerman (Slovenia):
  • 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 in Galleria 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:

  • 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 Exophiala dermatitidis.
  • 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.
  • 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 chromoblast