On April 22-23 (2014), a masterclass on Fungal Barcoding will be
organized. A set of model strains of two species (complexes) has been sent out
to potential speakers who will present their methods, with hypotheses,
limitations, calibrations, pitfalls etc. using
this same set of strains.
With this innovative approach we plan to devote an entire day to
state-of-the-art methodologies in mycology. The methods presented are highly
diverse and include phylogeny, immunology, virulence factors, antifungal
susceptibility, several types of animal models, and others. The second masterclass
day will be available for free communications.
masterclass takes place directly after Eastern, and in the middle of the tulip
season in The Netherlands. It is therefore recommended not to wait too long
with booking your flight and hotel. The masterclass is free of charge and you will
get free dinners in the historical centre of Utrecht, but we will be unable to
sponsor hotels and flight tickets. All relevant information and a registration
form can be found on the website.
Submit your abstract to the CBS according to this format.
after this masterclass, the CBS Spring Symposium entitled ‘Fungal Genera and
Genomes’ will start in Amsterdam, only 20 train minutes away from Utrecht;
you even don’t need to change your hotel to participate in this event as well.
For information and registration, click here.
The European Confederation of Medical Mycology has awarded
Sybren de Hoog, senior researcher at the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity
Centre in Utrecht, the two-yearly ECMM prize for his contributions to
our knowledge on clinical fungi.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the Memorandum of
Understanding between the CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre, an institute of
the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (CBS), and the Institute of
Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), both institutes have decided to co-appoint Principal Investigators (PI's) as
Editor(s): P.W. Crous, G.J.M. Verkley and J.Z. Groenewald
Details: 406 pp., fully illustrated with colour pictures (A4 format), paperback, 2013
Price: € 70,-
Cultivation and Diseases of Proteaceae: Leucadendron, Leucospermum and Protea
Authors: Pedro W. Crous, Sandra Denman, Joanne E. Taylor, Lizeth Swart, Carolien
M. Bezuidenhout, Lynn Hoffman, Mary E. Palm and Johannes Z. Groenewald
Details: 360 pages, Full colour, Hardcover, bound, June 2013
Price: € 75,-
Website for IMC10 in Thailand (3-8 August 2014) announced!
On Wednesday the 30th of October 2014, the yearly meeting of the Fusarium working group of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Planteziektenkundige
Vereniging (Royal Dutch Phytopathological Society) will be held at the
CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands. For more information or registration contact Anne van Diepeningen (email@example.com).
On 23-27 September 2013 a successful workshop entitled Food
and airborne Fungi: Identification based on morphological and molecular
methods was held at the Trakya University (Edirne, Turkey).
The workshop was attended by more than 30 people and was held in the
framework of the collaboration between CBS (project Sloan indoor moulds) and the
Turkish mycologists (Tubitak project on Turkeys indoor moulds). The
local organization was carried out by Prof. Dr Ahmet Asan and his
research group. Neriman Yilmaz, Jos Houbraken and Rob Samson were the CBS instructors.
The course of Food and Airborne Fungi was held from 7-11 October 2013. The course was attended by 23 participants from Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.
In this course, the moulds that have a great impact on our food
and the environment where we live
are treated. These microorganisms
can cause spoilage of our food or produce toxic compounds. In the indoor
environments the exposure to moulds can
health, because species can be pathogenic, toxic or produce allergenic
substances. The major portion of the course was devoted to recognition
and identification of the most common filamentous fungal and yeast species found as
food- and airborne contaminants or used in food processing. Special
lectures on detection methods and new identification techniques
(molecular, MALDI-TOF) were presented.