The 35. OTDK was held between May 3-6, and three participants from the lab achieved a competitive result:
- In Microbiology 3.:
- Zsófia Edit Tóth – special prize
- Balázs Szücs – 2nd prize
- Molecular and Cell biology 1.
- Márton Horváth – special prize
Congratulation to them and to their supervisors!
The complete list os awards can be found here.
The latest grand review on Candida parapsilosis with Renike as first author has been published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews.
Csabi will have his doctoral thesis defense next Wednesday (the 27th of February) at 4 pm. Good luck!
Next Monday Csabi will speak at the labmeeting. Also he will be the labmanager but because he will have his doctoral thesis defense next week we should help him out or someone else could switch with him.
Tanmoy has defended his doctoral dissertation las week. We sincerely congratulate him for this great achievement!
Sári is the co-author of a new manuscript [(title: Radioactive environment adapted bacterial communities constituting the biofilms of hydrothermal spring caves (Budapest, Hungary)] that has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. She contributed to this work in her former lab.
Also, Erik’s article [title: New insights on Hygrophorus penarioides and H. penarius (Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae) from Hungary] on a work related also to his former lab has been published.
Attila has won the most prestigious research grant available in Hungary called Lendület (Momentum).
Here is a little Hungarian summary: https://www.u-szeged.hu/sztehirek/2018-junius/gomba-immunrendszer?objectParentFolderId=25254
Congratulations from the whole lab!
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: