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The role of the conserved RNA-binding virulence factor Ssd1 in stress adaptation of  Saccharomyces cerevisiae  and Candida glabrata

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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Intraspecies differentiation of Microsporum canis strains of human and animal origin using MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry

Ovchinnikov R.S.1 Polyakov N.B.2 Savinov V.A.1 Solovyev A.I.2 Gaynullina A.G.1 Kapustin A.V.1 Gulukin A.M.1 Zhukhovitsky V.G.2
1 All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine (VIEV) n.a. K.I. Skryabin and Y.R. Kovalenko» (Moscow, Russia) National Research Centre for Microbiology and Epidemiology n.a. N.F. Gamaleya (Moscow, Russia)
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Candidalysin is a potent trigger of alarmin and antimicrobial peptide release in epithelial cells

Jemima Ho Don N. Wickramasinghe Spyridoula Angeliki Nikou Nikou, Bernhard Hube Jonathan P. Richardson Julian R. Naglik
King's College London, UK
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Novel C-type lectin receptors mediate gastrointestinal tract anti-fungal T cell immunity during experimental systemic Candida albicans  infection 

Emily Speakman1 Ivy Dambuza1 Fabian Salazar1 Gordon Brown1
1 The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology, The University of Exeter, UK 
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Epidemiology of candidemia in Kuwait: a prospective, nationwide population-based study    

Khaled Alobaid1 Suhail Ahmad2
1 Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital, Kuwait 2 Faculty of medicine, Kuwait University   
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In-house screening media for Candida auris 

Khaled Alobaid1 Loreto Torres Jr2
1 Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital, Kuwait 2 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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In silico design and optimisation of IFNγ-mediated antifungal therapy 

Natasha C. Motsi1, 2 Tara Hameed1 Reiko Tanaka1 Elaine Bignell2
1 Manchester Fungal Infection Group, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, UK 2 Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK 
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Aspergillus fumigatus  viability and biofilm formation upon combination treatment with triclosan and amphotericin B   

Roya Tamimi1 Godfrey Kyazze1 Tajalli Keshavarz1
1 University of Westminster, London, UK 
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Optimising antifungal stewardship: An evaluation of antifungal use in intensive care 

L Cottom1 B Jones1
1 Department of Medical Microbiology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, UK
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Disruption of NF-κB Homeostasis by Aspergillus: A Critical Event during Invasive Aspergillosis? 

Paula Muehlschlegel1 Professor Elaine Bignell Dr Margherita Bertuzzi, Rachael Fortune-Grant Dr Takanori Furukawa
1 University of Manchester, UK 
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Evaluation of STAT3 participation in antifungal activity and nutritional immunity of alveolar macrophages 

Ane Wichine Acosta Garcia1, 2 Charley Christian Staats2 Robin May1, 2
1 University of Birmingham, UK 2 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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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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Optimisation of protoplast formation, viability and cell wall regeneration in Cryptococcus neoformans 

Kieran Rookes1 Diana Tamayo1 Elizabeth Ballou1
1 Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham 
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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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Understanding the pathogenesis of Prototheca infections 

Linda Millyard1 Rosie Collins Harry Brooks Chris Connor Chris Lee Robin May
1 University of Birmingham 
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Does Cryptococcus neoformans  Titan cell formation influence drug resistance?   

Hanna Zafar1 Elizabeth R Ballou1
1 Institute of Microbiology and Infection, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK 
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The parallel roles of EGFR and p38 MAPK in cytokine induction by candidalysin 

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 
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CFTR modulators dampen Aspergillus-induced reactive oxygen species in Cystic Fibrosis Phagocytes with no cost to fungal killing 

Alexander Currie1 Ellen Main2 Heather Wilson2 Darius Armstrong-James3
1 University of Aberdeen and MRC Centre for Medical Mycology and the University of Exeter 2 University of Aberdeen 3 National Heart and Lung Institute 
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AspiFlu: Aspergillosis in patients with severe influenza 

Jonathan Youngs 1 Tihana Bicanic1
1 St George’s University of London
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Novel insights into antifungal activity and toxicity profile of a Frog skin-peptide and its analogues 

Junya de Lacorte Singulani1 Lorenza Eivazian Vianna Nogueira Brandão Lauro Neves da Silva Junior, Nathália Ferreira Fregonezi Eduardo Festozo Vicente Maria José Soares Mendes Giannini
1 São Paulo State University (UNESP) and University of Birmingham 
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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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The Respiratory Mycobiome in Asthma and Cystic fibrosis 

J. Ratner1 R.C Barton1 M. H. Wilcox1 J.A.T. Sandoe1 Wood. H2 I. Clifton1
1 The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK 2 Leeds Institute of Medical Research, St James’s University Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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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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Fatty acids composition and variability in anthropophilic and zoophilic strains of Microsporum canis

Ovchinnikov R.S Solovyev A.I Pereborova A.A Savinov V.A, Gaynullina A.G Kapustin A.V, Gulukin A.M
All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Veterenary Medicine (VIEV) n.a. K.I. Skryabin and Y.R. Kovalenko, Moscow, Russia
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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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Characterisation of the novel C-type lectin, MeILec, in antifungal immunity 

Christina Nikolakopoulou1 Mark Stappers1 Alex Clark1 Vishukumar Aimanianda2 Delyth Reid1 Patawee Asamaphan1 Mihai Netea3 Agostinho Carvalho4 Jean-Paul Latgé2 Janet Willment1 Gordon Brown1
1 Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Fungal Group, Institute of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen, UK 2 Unité des Aspergillus, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France 3 Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 4 Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Health Sciences, Braga, Portugal 
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Online continuous medical education: Diagnosing fungal infections from a distance 

Corzo-Leon Dora E1 Rivera-Martinez Norma E2
1 Aberdeen Fungal Group, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK 2 Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Oaxaca, Mexico 
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MelLec-2, a new inhibitory receptor for DHN-melanin 

Remi Hatinguais1 Christina Nikolakopoulou1 Petruta L. Morvay1 Raif Yuecel2 Janet A. Willment1 Gordon D. Brown1
1 MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, University of Exeter, UK  2 Cytomics Centre at University of Exeter
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In vivo competitive fitness profiling reveals protein kinases required for adaption of Aspergillus fumigatus  to the murine host environment 

Can Zhao1 Narjes Al-Furaiji1 Hajer Alshammri1 Jorge Amich1 Elaine Bignell1 Paul Bowyer1 Michael Bromley1
1 Manchester Fungal Infection Group, University of Manchester, UK 
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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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