Course

Medical mycology

Biology of Microorganisms
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This four-week course is intended for microbiologists (MDs, PharmDs, PhDs & veterinarians) willing to catch up with the most recent advances in diagnosis and identification procedures and principles of therapy for fungal infections.

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
March 18-April 12, 2019
December 20, 2018
In English

Diplomas

Institut Pasteur Diploma
Credits for Public health Pasteur-CNAM Master
University diploma Paris Diderot

Training is provided through bench works, lectures and panel discussions and will cover:

 

  • Technical aspects: choice of media, slide cultures, storage of isolates, molecular diagnosis and identification (PCR, qPCR, sequencing, MALDI-TOF), typing techniques (microsatellite, MLST), antifungal susceptibility testing (CLSI/EUCAST microbroth dilution methods, commercially available tests), antigen/antibody detection, histopathology.
  • Practical aspects: spectrum of action and pharmacokinetics/dynamics of antifungal drugs, role of the laboratory in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients (direct examination, histopathology, antigen detection, antifungal susceptibility testing results, qPCR …), limitation and use of public and specific databases for molecular identification, discussion of clinical cases.
  • Fungal aspects: sexual and asexual reproduction, phylogeny, species identification, resistance mechanisms.
  • Medical aspects: Pathogenic concepts, epidemiology, diagnosis criteria for infections due to common and emerging yeasts or filamentous fungi (including invasive and mucocutaneous infections, endemic mycoses), principles of therapeutic management, practical guidelines.

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Director(s)

Dea Garcia-Hermoso

Molecular mycology unit & National reference centre for Invasive mycoses & antifungals

Institut Pasteur

 

Olivier Lortholary

Université Paris-Descartes

Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades

Molecular mycology unit & National reference centre for Invasive mycoses &  antifungals

Institut Pasteur

Head(s) of laboratory practicals

Dea Garcia-Hermoso

Molecular mycology unit & National reference centre for Invasive mycoses & antifungals

Institut Pasteur

Attendees
20
Duration
4 weeks
Members of the Course committee

F. Botterel - Chartier (CHU H. Mondor Créteil),

F. Dromer (Institut Pasteur),

J.-P. Gangneux (CHU Rennes),

D. Garcia-Hermoso-Kaiser (Institut Pasteur),

O. Lortholary (Université Paris-Descartes, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades et Institut Pasteur),

M. Lucas-Hourani (Institut Pasteur),

S. Malot (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

P. Silar* (Université Paris-Diderot Paris 7),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur).

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