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Irish Fungal Society Conference 2018:

The date and venue for the 2018 Annual Meeting have been set. Dr. Ozgur Bayram would like to invite you all to Maynooth University on June 18th-19th 2018 for our annual get together. Please add the date to your diary. More details will follow.

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IFS2017 Prize Winners:

We hope all of you enjoyed IFS2017 in LIT. Congratulations to all of our speakers and session chairs for doing a great job. A special mention for Lisa Lombardi (UCD) for winning the prize for best poster presentation and Jamie McGowan (Maynooth University) for winning the prize for best oral presentation. Thanks again to Catherine Collins and her team for all of their hard work to make this happen.

Prof. Ken Wolfe elected fellow of the Royal Society:

Prof. Ken Wolfe has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of only six scientists in Ireland to receive this accolade.

The IFS would like to extend their congratulations to Ken, who has been a member of the society since its foundation. He now joins the ranks of the Royal society which includes Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking for his pioneering work on genome evolution in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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IFS 2017 Registration now open:

Registration is now officially open for the 2017 IFS meeting in LIT, June 15th-16th. Details of the meeting and registration are available here!

 

IFS Executive Committee posts available:

The Irish Fungal Society will be looking to fill two executive committee posts this summer, as David Fitzpatrick (Treasurer) and Maria Tuohy (Secretary) will complete their 3-year tenure this June. Please send any expressions of interest to e-mail Gary Moran. These positions are open to any member of the society. Please, e-mail if you would like to know more about the responsibilities associated with the roles of Treasurer and Secretary.

Inter-country transfer of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus on plant bulbs:

Recent research by Prof. Tom Rogers and colleagues at St. James’s Hospital and Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has highlighted a role for imported plant bulbs in inter-country transfer of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus. Findings were recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases: More info here!

ISSY33 ~ Exploring and Engineering Yeasts for Industrial Application:

 

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The 33rd International Specialised Symposium on Yeast (ISSY33) will take place in University College Cork organised by the International Commission on Yeasts, with support from the Microbiology Society. The title of the meeting is ‘Exploring and Engineering Yeasts for Industrial Application’ and will take place on June 26-29 June 2017.

Updates on ISSY33 can be found using the hashtag: #ISSY33

More info here!

IFS 2017 Announced:

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The 2017 Annual Scientific meeting will take place in Limerick Institute of Technology on June 15th-16th 2017. The meeting is being coordinated by Catherine Collins and will take place over 2 days. It is anticipated that the meeting will be our usual mix of clinical research, basic sciences and biotechnology. Please put the date in your diaries!

 


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The IFS is now on Twitter:

You can now follow the IFS on Twitter. Please follow us at @IrishFungalSoc for updates on the society and general mycological news.