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17 DEc 2020 - Myco-talks 6: Prof Judy Berman and Dr Michail Lionakis

19 Nov 2020 - Myco-talks 5: Drs Joseph Heitman and Tobias Hohl

29 Oct 2020 - Myco-talks 4: Drs Sarah Gaffen and Alex Brand

24 Sept 2020 - Myco-talks 3: Profs Bernhard Hube and Geraldine Butler

24 Aug 2020 - Myco-talks 2: Dr Liz Ballou and Prof Bruce Klein

30 July 2020 - Myco-talks 1: Professor Arturo Casadevall and Dr Rebecca A Drummond


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M Y C O - T A L K S

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

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Register now for Mycotalks 7: Dr Suzanne Noble and Dr Amariliz Rivera-Medina

Candida albicans, a fungal pathobiont of the mammalian gut


Novel insights on the regulation of interferons and innate antifungal immunity

  • JOINING: by Zoom on the last working Thursday of each month at 4pm (UK time) | 5pm CET | 8am West Coast | 11am East Coast.
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  • 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: 

Meeting date


Deputy chair



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

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

24 Sept 2020

Neil Gow

Jay Kolls

Bernhard Hube

The virulence and avirulence functions of candidalysin



Geraldine Butler

Ongoing hybridisation in Candida species

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.  

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.  

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

28 Jan 2021

Sarah Gaffen Alex Brand  Suzanne Noble Candida albicans, a fungal pathobiont of the mammalian gut
      Amariliz Rivera  Novel insights on the regulation of interferons and innate antifungal immunity

25 Feb 2021

 Alex Brand  Judith Berman Nelesh Govender Milestones in the Prevention and Management of Cryptococcal Meningitis
      Anna Selmecki TBC 

25 Mar 2021

    Scott Filler TBC 
      Tihana Bicanic  TBC 
29 April 2021     Leah Cowan TBC
      Iliyan Iliev TBC
27 May 2021     Neil Gow TBC
      Floyd Wormley TBC
24 June 2021     Julian Naglik TBC
      Elaine Bignell TBC
29 July 2021     Duncan Wilson TBC
      Jules Ene TBC

Organising Committee:

Gordon Brown, Alex Brand and Neil Gow (MRC CMM, UK), Sarah L Gaffen (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Iliyan D Iliev (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA), Geraldine Butler (University College Dublin, Ireland), Oliver Kurtzai (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), Judith Berman (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Joseph Heitman (Duke University School of Medicine, USA) and Jay Kolls (Tulane University, USA).