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MYCOLOGY 2020 will now be MYCOLOGY 2021 and will take place on 11th & 12th June 2021

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The role of the conserved RNA-binding virulence factor Ssd1 in translational regulation of fungal cell walls

Marah Jnied1 Dr Rosemary A.L. Bayne1 Dr Edward W. J. Wallace1
1 Institute of Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh 
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Epidemiology of candidemia in Kuwait: a prospective, nationwide population-based study    

Khaled Alobaid1 Suhail Ahmad2
1 Mycology Reference Laboratory, Mubarak Al kabeer hospital, Kuwait, 2 Microbiology department, Faculty of medicine, Kuwait university
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In-house screening media for Candida auris 

Khaled Alobaid1 Loreto Torres Jr2
1 Mycology laboratory, Mubarak Alkabeer hospital, Kuwait 2 Microbiology laboratory, chest disease hospital, Kuwait
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An environmentally-induced cellular decision between growth and protection in Cryptococcus neoformans

Dr Elizabeth Hughes1 Dr. Elizabeth Ballou2 Dr Edward Wallace1
1 School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh 2 School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
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Optimising antifungal stewardship: An evaluation of antifungal use in intensive care 

L Cottom1 B Jones1 R Dhillon1
1 Department of Medical Microbiology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, UK
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FungiDB: integrating genomic data for pathogens and model organisms and providing advanced search capabilities and large-scale data analysis 

Evelina Basenko,  Institute of Integrative Biology, Functional and Comparative Genomics, University of Liverpool, UK 
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Approaching the morphological transition “titanization” in  Cryptococcus neoformans 

Diana Tamayo1 Xin Zhou, Hanna Zafar1 Kieran Rookes 1 Elizabeth R. Ballou1
1 Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, UK 
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Candidalysin induces distinct p38 and ERK1/2 signaling profiles in oral Candida albicans infection

Spyridoula-Angeliki Nikou1, 2 Julian R. Naglik2 Peter J. Parker1
1 Protein Phosphorylation Lab, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK 2 Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, Mucosal & Salivary Biology Division, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, UK  3 Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15261, USA 4 Experimental Histopathology Lab, The Francis Crick Institute, London, NW1 1AT, UK 5 School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, New Hunt’s House, King’s College London, SE1 1UL, UK
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Genetically distinct transcriptional circuits drive stress-adaptation and host cytotoxicity in A. fumigatus 

N. van Rhijn1 T. Furukawa1 S.R. Khan1 P. Papastamoulis2 F. Rodenburg3 R. Fortune-Grant1 M. Rattray2 M. Bromley1 E. Bignell1
1 Manchester Fungal Infection Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom 2 Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom 3 School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 
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Case Report: Subcutaneous Exophiala xenobiotica infection successfully treated with a combined medical and surgical approach 

Harjas Singh Shinmar1 Dr Emily Macnaughton2
1 Portsmouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2 Isle of Wight NHS Trust 
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Citizen scientists monitor for airborne azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus  spores at their homes and workplace across the UK 

Jennifer Shelton1, 2 Matthew Fisher1 Andrew Singer2
1 Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London 2 UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford 
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Methionine synthase downregulation reduces Aspergillus fumigatus  virulence in models of established infection 

Jennifer Scott1 Monica Sueiro-Olivares1 Riba Thomas1 Rachael Fortune-Grant1 Elaine Bignell1 Jorge Amich1
1 Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG), Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK 
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Prevalence of Fungal Agents of Indoor Environment of Al Medina Al Monawwarah , Saudi Arabia

Aiah Khateb Razan Abdullah Fadwa Hussain Fai Alsubhi Saniyya Alkatib
Taibah University, Janadah Bin Umayyah Road Tayba , Medina 42353 , Saudi Arabia
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Comparison of clinical and biological characteristics of HIV infected patients presenting Cryptococcus neorformans versus C. curvatus /C. laurentii meningitis

B. Zono M. Moutschen H. Situakibanza R. Sacheli P. Kabututu G. Mvumbi Mp. Hayette
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Introduction and Evaluation of Beta D-Glucan Testing in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Breda Lynch Maureen Lynch Margaret Hannan Deidre Brady Fiona Hegarty Nuala Scanlon Leah Colclough Louise O'Sullivan Assumpta Killarney
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Candidalysin is a Potent Trigger of Alarmin and Antimicrobial Peptide Release In Epithelial Cells

Jemima Ho Don Wickramasinghe Spyridoula Angeliki Nikou Bernhard Hube Jonathan P. Richardson Julian R. Naglik
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Evaluation of the Fujifilm Wako Beta-D-glucan assay to improve fungal diagnostics

Holly Ciesielczuk Saniya Pathan Heather Dolphin Dr Jon Lambourne
Microbiology, Royal London Hospital
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The candidalysins are a new family of cytolytic fungal toxins

Jonathan Richardson Rhys Brown Nessim Kichik
1 King’s College London 2 InstitutPasteur 3 University of Exeter 4 Hans Knoell Institute HKI
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Candida tropicalis spondylodiscitis diagnosed due to persistently raised beta-D-Glucan (BDG) levels following ‘successful’ treatment of candidaemia

Martine Altidor Ruby Devi Jean O'Driscoll Nick Wong Karthiga Sithamparanathan
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Epithelial damage is regulated in time and space by distinct cohorts of Aspergillus fumigatus transcription factors

S R Khan N Van Rhijn D Thomson R Fortune-Grant Z Carter L Gregson P Papastamoulis M Rattray M Bromley E Bignell
School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
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A systematic workflow to assess the useability of data in development of in silico fungal infection models

Tara Hameed Natasha Motsi Elaine Bignell Reiko Tanaka
1 Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London 2 MFIG, University of Manchester 3 Biosciences, University of Exeter
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Onychomycosis treatment in primary care in the UK; influence of patient age and gender

Miriam Sajeed Li Wei Sudaxshina Murdan
UCL School of Pharmacy
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Towards Genome-wide Mutant Fitness Profiling in Aspergillus fumigatus

Takanori Furukawa Norman Van Rhjjn Can Zhao Rachael Fortune-Grant Paul Bowyer Mike Bromley Elaine Bignell
Manchester Fungal Infection Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Structure-function analysis of a pH-responsive molecular switch required for fungal virulence

Shadab Farhadi Margherita Bertuzzi Herbert Arst Jr Bethany McCann Elaine Bignell
1 School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester 2 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London 3 College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
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