Myco-Talks

The MRC CMM would like to invite you to join them at their Monthly Myco-talks, where experts in Medical Mycology and related fields will be presenting their latest research.

Recordings of all of our previous Mycotalks are available to view on their Youtube channel

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Register now for

Mycotalks 10: 29 April

Leah Cowen: Identifying Vulnerabilities in Fungal Pathogens Through Functional and Chemical Genomic Analyses

and

Iliyan Iliev: The Mycobiome of the gastrointestinal tract: at the crossroad of Protective Immunity and Inflammatory Diseases

You can now view recordings of previous Mycotalks on our Youtube Channel.

Check out the programme of future MYCO-TALKS here.

  • JOINING: by Zoom on the last working Thursday of each month at 4pm (UK time)
  • REGISTRATION: For each meeting you will have to register and will receive the zoom link to join by email.
  • CANCELLATION: if you are no longer available to attend, please DO CANCEL your registration to make your space available for another attendee.

Current 2020/21 programme of invited speakers: 

Talk number

Meeting date

Chair

Deputy chair

Speakers

Title

 SEASON 1

S1 E1

30 July 2020

Sarah Gaffen

Jay Kolls

Arturo Casadevall

Updating the fungal infection-mammalian selection hypothesis at the end of the Cretaceous Period

 

 

  

Rebecca Drummond

Understanding Mechanisms of Organ-Specific AntiFungal Immunity

S1 E2

27 Aug 2020

Gordon Brown

Sarah Gaffen

Liz Ballou

The Cryptococcus neoformans Titan cell is an inducible and regulated morphotype underlying pathogenesis

 

 

  

Bruce Klein

Genetic variation at the Interleukin-6 locus and human susceptibility to fungal infection

S1 E3

24 Sept 2020

Neil Gow

Jay Kolls

Bernhard Hube

The virulence and avirulence functions of candidalysin

 

 

  

Geraldine Butler

Ongoing hybridisation in Candida species

S1 E4

29 Oct 2020

Oliver Kurzai

Jay Kolls 

Sarah Gaffen

A Tale of Two Cytokines: IL-17 and IL-22 in driving oral mucosal immunity to Candida albicans 

 

 

  

Alex Brand 

Rsr1 – a simple GTPase with a complex function in the cellular organisation of Candida albicans.  

S1 E5

19 Nov 2020

Gordon Brown

Oliver Kurzai

Joe Heitman 

RNAi-dependent epimutations evoke transient antifungal drug resistance

 

 

  

Tobias Hohl 

Foiling Fungal Invasion: Lessons from the Mycobiome and Pulmonary Antifungal Immunity.  

S1 E6

17 Dec 2020

Joseph Heitman

Gordon Brown

Judith Berman 

Tolerating challenges: lessons from pathogenic yeast

    Michail Lionakis

Aberrant type 1 immunity drives mucosal fungal infection susceptibility

S1 E7

28 Jan 2021

Sarah GaffenAlex Brand Suzanne NobleCandida albicans, a fungal pathobiont of the mammalian gut
    Amariliz Rivera Novel insights on the regulation of interferons and innate antifungal immunity

S1 E8

25 Feb 2021

Alex BrandJudith BermanNelesh GovenderMilestones in the Prevention and Management of Cryptococcal Meningitis
    Anna SelmeckiGenome plasticity and the acquisition of antifungal drug resistance in Candida species
Please be aware the timing of the 25 Mar session in your region may be affected by daylight saving time.

S1 E9

25 Mar 2021

Iliyan IiievJoe HeitmanScott FillerAspergillus fumigatus transcription factor expression and function during invasion of the mammalian lung
    Tihana Bicanic Emergence and mechanism of fluconazole resistance in human cryptococcosis
Please be aware the timing of the 29 Apr session in your region may be affected by daylight saving time.
S1 E1029 April 2021Geraldine ButlerNeil GowLeah CowenIdentifying Vulnerabilities in Fungal Pathogens Through Functional and Chemical Genomic Analyses
    Iliyan IlievThe Mycobiome of the gastrointestinal tract: at the crossroad of Protective Immunity and Inflammatory Diseases
S1 E1127 May 2021Judith BermanGeraldine ButlerNeil GowThe fungal cell wall: communication across barriers
    Floyd WormleyTBC
S1 E1224 June 2021Sarah GaffenIliyan IiievJulian NaglikTBC
    Elaine BignellTBC
S1 E1329 July 2021Jay KollsGordon BrownDuncan WilsonTBC
    Jules EneTBC