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Students’ Presentation Session

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:)

Katica Kocsis



Emese Halmos and Máté Csikós:



Márton Horváth:



Zsolt Tasi:



Gergő Drabbant:



Évi Veres:dav


Flóra Bohner:



Tamás Takács:


Student presentation event

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.


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We have moved into our new lab!

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:







Next labmeeting: 29.01.2018.

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.

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Good start of 2018: 2 manuscripts accepted

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!

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Christmas VIP meeting

We are going to have our very important Christmas get-together at Attila’s place, save the date: 20.12.2017. Attila is going to provide us with food and we will bring drinks. We are going to be in excellent spirits!

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