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Our resarch report was published on Medical Mycology

Todd JR, Matsumoto T, Ueno R, Murugaiyan J, Britten A, King JW, Odaka Y, Oberle A, Weise C, Roesler U, Pore RS. Medical phycology 2017. Med Mycol. 2018 Apr 1;56(suppl_1):S188-S204. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myx162. Review.

The Symposium Report

“Mycology and Phycology and Chlorellosis” was held in

the 20th Congress of the
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) at
15:00-16:30pm on July 1st 2018, Amsterdam

The joint symposium held a successful symposium about genome analysis and molecular analysis to understand orphan microbial infections and protothecosis.
Moreover, the symposium was introduced for epidemiology and prevention for animal prototechosis. This symposium enlightened the attendance on the recent worldwide problem of these infectious disease. We are going to extend for investigation about other orphan, fungi-like microbes (eg. Helicosporidium, Rhinosporidium, Pythium, Lagenidium, Microsporidium) on this WG.

Participants were consisted of 28 persons of ISHAM2018 attendants.

We also held business meeting pre-symposium.

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Symposium Medical Phycology WG’, in the 20th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) will be held at 15:00pm on July 1st 2018 Amsterdam

Please watch the program schedule on the ISHAM2018 Cogress websit (https://www.isham2018.org/en/Home_10_6_12.html) !

Program of the symposium:
Title: Orphan pathogens: How to treat these infections ?
Speakers: Titles
Dr. Koichi Makimura Koichi (Japan): Microsporidiosis and Protothecosis in Medical Field
Dr. Tomasz Jagielsk (Poland): Genetic and biological insights from whole-genome sequencing of the pathogenic microalga Prototheca wickerhamii
Dr. Patrizia Danesi (Italy): Prototheca infections in dogs and cats

Dr. Michiaki Masuda (Japan):Characterization of CYP51 gene of pathogenic algae of Prototheca spp.

We will also held business meeting pre- or after the symposium.


The Symposium Report

JSVS2016, ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology and -Medical Phycology Working Groups
“Veterinary Mycology and Phycology 2016” held on Thuseday 8 September 2016 in Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences, Kanagawa, Japan

The joint symposium held a successful symposium on animal mycosis and protothecosis to understand pathogenic, diagnosis and prevention of these diseases. Moreover, the symposium was introduced for epidemiology and enviroments for animal mycosis and prototechosis. This symposium enlightened the attendance on the recent worldwide problem of these infectious disease.

Participants consisted of 48 persons (from 7 countries ) of veterinarians, microbiologists, medical technologists, molecular biologists, and others.

 

Program of the symposium:
9:30 to 15:50 on 8th September 2016 at Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences in Fujisawa, Japan
Cochairs : Pr. A. Hasegawa (Japan), Pr. K. Makimura (Japan) and Dr. L. Sue Yee (Malaysia)

 

Opening
Greeting by ISHAM-VMWG organizing committee (Pr. J. Guillot) and ISHAM-MP coordinator (Pr. K. Makimura)

Mycoses in Companion Animals

1. Malassezia dermatitis in dogs and cats: current recommendations and relevance of topical treatments
Pr. J. Guillot (France) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

2. Fungal rhinosinusitis: emerging agents of aspergillosis in cats
Dr. V. Barrs (Australia) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

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3. Cryptococcosis : in companion animals
Dr. R. Malik (Australia) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

4. Microsphaeropsis arundinis, which is an emerging infectious disease of humans and animals in Australia
Dr. R. Malik (Australia) 20 min(Q & A 5min)

Lunch 12:00-13:00

5. Sporotrichosis: an “old” disease but an ongoing threat for animal and human health
Pr. J. Guillot (France) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

6. Protothecosis in animals in Austraria
Dr. R. Malik (Australia) 20 min(Q & A 5min)

7. Scedosporiosis in cats and dogs in Australia
Dr. V. Barrs (Australia) 20 min(Q & A 5min)

Break 10min

Mycoses in farm Animals and Antifungal Drug Resistance

8. Aspergillosis: a real threat for poultry industry?
Pr. J. Guillot (France) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

9. Azole farm fungicide and azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: is it increasing in Japan ?
Dr. R. Kano (Japan) 30 min(Q & A 5min)

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Joint Symposium for JSVS2016,
ISHAM-Veterinary Mycology and -Medical Phycology Working Groups
“Veterinary Mycology and Phycology 2016”

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Dr. Tadahiko Matsumoto resigned as WG junior coordinator on July 31, 2015 and Dr. Koichi Makimura succeeded to his post on August 1, 2015.

Drs. John Todd and Rui Kano remain as WG senior coordinator and secretary, respectively. Dr. Matsumoto continues to be a general member of WG.


‘WG9 Symposium in ISHAM-19/Melbourne/2015
“Medical phycology 2015: Interdisciplinary research” held on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Melbourne, Australia

19th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) held a successful symposium on human and animal protothecosis to understand genetic and virulence of the the algae. Moreover, the symposium was introduced for epidemiology for human and animal prototechosis. This symposium enlightened the attendance on the recent worldwide problem of this infectious disease.

Participants consisted of physician-scientists, veterinarians, microbiologists, medical technologists, molecular biologists, and others.

Program of the symposium:
Cochairs [WG coordinators]: Drs. John R. Todd (U.S.A.) and Tadahiko Matsumoto (Japan)

1. Opening remarks: Medical phycology in the cradle
Dr. T. Matsumoto (Japan) 5min

2. Chimeric rRNA genes and exosome-like vesicles in Prototheca wickerhamii
Dr. R. Ueno (Japan) 20min (Q & A 3min)

3. Proteomics in Protothecosis research – Identification of virulence factors, antigens and epidemiological implications
Dr. J. Murugaiyan (Germany) 20min (Q &A 3min)

4. Medical threat of protothecosis:
Dr. J. R. Todd (U.S.A.) 20min (Q & A 3min)

5. Protothecosis in North American dairy cows
Dr. A. Britten (U.S.A.) 20min (Q &A 3min)

6. Discussions and closing remarks:
Dr. J. R. Todd (U.S.A.) 5min

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WG9 Symposium in ISHAM-19/Melbourne/2015
17:00 to 18:30 on Wednesday 6 May 2015
“Medical phycology 2015: Interdisciplinary research”

Cochairs [WG coordinators]: Drs. John R. Todd (U.S.A.) and Tadahiko Matsumoto (Japan)

1. Opening remarks: Medical phycology in the cradle
Dr. T. Matsumoto (Japan) 5min

2. Chimeric rRNA genes and exosome-like vesicles in Prototheca wickerhamii
Dr. R. Ueno (Japan) 20min (Q & A 3min)

3. Proteomics in Protothecosis research – Identification of virulence factors, antigens and epidemiological implications
Dr. J. Murugaiyan (Germany) 20min (Q &A 3min)

4. Medical threat of protothecosis:
Dr. J. R. Todd (U.S.A.) 20min (Q & A 3min)

5. Protothecosis in North American Dairy Cows
Dr. A. Britten (U.S.A.) 20min (Q &A 3min)

6. Discussions and closing remarks:
Dr. J. R. Todd (U.S.A.) 5min

A Notification to WG Members: Dr. Rui Kano [WG secretary] will convene our first WG business meeting right after the WG9 symposium in the same room (from 18:30 onwards).

“Whoever wants to join our WG will be welcome!”


Symposium ‘Medical Phycology 2014’, in the 58th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology held on November 1-2 in Yokohama, Japan

Japanese Society for Medical Mycology (JSMM) held a successful symposium on human and animal protothecosis to discuss countless number of problems of this orphan disease in Yokohama on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The attendance was consisted of physician-scientists, veterinarians, medical technologists, molecular biologists, and others. Professor Wieland Meyer, Vice President of ISHAM and Chair of Organizing Committee of the 19th ISHAM Congress in Melbourne, Australia, May 3-8, 2015, also participated in the symposium.

Program of the symposium:
Title: ISHAM-WG Symposium: Medical Phycology 2014
Cochairs: Tadahiko Matsumoto (Kurume University) and Rui Kano (Nihon University)
1. Introduction and Retrospective Overview
Speaker: Tadahiko Matsumoto (Kurume University)
2. Human Protothecosis
Speaker: Koichi Makimura (Teikyo University)
3. Animal Protothecosis
Speaker: Uwe Roesler (Free University Berlin)
4. Survey and Discussion for Medical Phycology
Speaker: Rui Kano (Nihon University)

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Symposium on Medical Phycology in the 58th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology scheduled in Yokohama,
1-2, November, 2014

The Japanese Society for Medical Mycology (JSMM) included a 70-minute symposium onmedical phycology in the 58th Annual Meeting scheduled in Yokohama, 1-2 November, 2014 (JSMM/Yokohama/2014: http://www.jsmm.org/).

Coordinators (John Todd and Tad Matsumoto) encourage our WG members to plan a variety of scientific programs (lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, etc.) on Medical Phycology in their domestic and international meetings.