We are excessively grateful to the the International Society for Human & Animal Mycology for awarding many of our labmembers with the ISHAM2018 Attendance Grant. This makes it possible for many of us to attend the 20th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (Amsterdam) and present our research there.
We organised our first Students’ Presentation Session (SPS) in February. Altogether 9 of our students (BSc and MSc) gave oral presentations on their research topics. These topics were very variable: implementations of the CRISPR-CAS9 system in C. parapsilosis, immune responses of human keratinocytes and oral epithelial cells against commensalist and pathogenic Candida species, virulence and stress tolerance of azole evolved C. parapsilosis strains, immune recognition of C. parapsilosis, overexpression mutants in C. parapsilosis and zinc uptake in C. parapsilosis and its relation to virulence.
The SPS was an excellent opportunity for our students to prepare for their thesis defence as all presentations were thoroughly and constructively discussed by the other lab members.
Here are some shots of our students:)
Emese Halmos and Máté Csikós:
We are going to listen to all the BSc and MSc students as they present their work next wednesday (14.02.2018.) The event will be a good practice for our students and will also serve to update us on the projects going on in the lab.
The presentetions will start at 10 am and will be in Hungarian.
Csabi’s article has been published online the International Journal of Nanomedicine. Here is is the link it is fresh and warm, go ahead and read it:https://www.dovepress.com/biosynthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-are-potent-antimycotics-a-peer-reviewed-article-IJN
As part of the refurbishment of the Department of Microbiology (University of Szeged), we got a unique opportunity to move into a larger laboratory room. We have recently finished settling in. Now we have much more space to work and also newly installed shelves, wardrobes and drawers too. We are thankful to all who have made this possible: the head of the department, our PI and other colleagues.
Here are some photos:
We will have our next labmeeting next Monday (29.01.2018.). Erik is going to update us on his working progress.
Also, Tibi is going to be the labmanager during the week. Please be highly collaborative with him to keep the lab clean and neat.
Renike’s,Csabi’s, Flóra’s, Tibi’s and Gergő’s article (title: Investigation of Candida parapsilosis virulence regulatory factors during host-pathogen interaction) has been published online by Scientific Reports. It is available here: https://wwwhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19453-4.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19453-4.
The lists of weekly labmeetings and labmanagers for this semester are now available as a pdf document in DOWNLOADS page of this website.
Renike’s and Csabi’s article (title: Investigation of Candida parapsilosis virulence regulatory factors during host-pathogen interaction) has been accepted for publication by Scientific Reports. Csabi’s article (title: Biosynthesized silver and gold nanoparticles are potent antimycotics against opportunistic pathogenic yeasts and dermatophytes) has also been accepted for publication by the International Journal of Nanomedicine. Congratulations both of you!
We will have our next labmeeting next Monday (04.12.2017.). Tanmoy is going to tell us about her working progress.
Tibi is going to be the labmanager during the week. Please be highly collaborative with him.