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.
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!
The following articles that we have contributed to have been published this year so far:
-Tanmoy’s and Renis’s paper was out in Virulence: “Eicosanoid biosynthesis influences the virulence of Candida parapsilosis“
-Reni’s, Flóra’s, Tibi’s and Csabi’s paper was out in Scientific Reports: “Investigation of Candida parapsilosis virulence regulatory factors during host-pathogen interaction“
-Csabi’s, Katica’s and Reni’s paper was printed in mSphere: “Echinocandin-Induced Microevolution of Candida parapsilosis Influences Virulence and Abiotic Stress Tolerance“
-Csabi’s paper was out in Fungal Genetics and Biology: “2CORT0C04210 is required for Candida orthopsilosis adhesion to human buccal cells“
-Erik’s and Katika’s paper was publushed in the Journal of Immunology:”Myeloid-Specific Deletion of Mcl-1 Yields Severely Neutropenic Mice That Survive and Breed in Homozygous Form“
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:
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: