~ 13th - 19th May 2017 ~

HFP2017 Advanced Lecture Course

Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogens Interactions and Virulence in Human Fungal Pathogens

Fungal infections pose a prominent problem for public health. Research on human fungal pathogens has become a very active field over the last two decades. The progressive availability of the genome sequences of the main fungal pathogens of humans and related species has now resulted in a major shift in the strategies that can be applied to study these species. Insertional mutagenesis, transcript profiling, proteomics, parallel sequencing etc. are yielding important discoveries on the molecular and cell biology of the fungal pathogens and their interaction with host cells and the microbiota as well as in the understanding of the mechanisms that underlie antifungal resistance.