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The 9th Global Network Forum on Infection and Immunity: Microbiome

The 9th Global Network Forum on Infection and Immunity was held on February 10 and 11, 2023, at the Medical Research Building and the Pharmaceutical Research Building II, hosted by the MMRC, as part of the MEXT Joint Usage/Research Center Program. On the first day, 28 posters were presented, mainly by young researchers. On the second day, on the theme of "Neo Mycology", nine outstanding researchers from Canada, UK, US, China, and Japan gave lectures in a hybrid format. A total of 125 researchers participated over the two days, and fruitful discussions were held between the presenters and participants.
 We greatly thanks to ever participants for your kind support.

Poster Session (February10)

Best Poster Award Winners

Michiyo Sato (Chiba University)
P-19 “In Candida glabrata, ERMES component GEM1 controls mitochondrial morphology, mtROS, and drug efflux pump expression, resulting in azole susceptibility”

Ken Miyazawa(National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
P-13“Analyses of function and biosynthesis of cell wall alpha-1,3-glucan in Aspergillus fumigatus”

Shinobu Saijo (Chiba University)
P-20 “Host Immune responses to Candida albicans”

Keigo Ueno(National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
P-22 “A novel intranasal vaccine against cryptococcal infection induces protective lung resident memory Th2 cells”

Azusa Takahashi (Chiba University)
P-29 “Genome-wide functional analysis of pathogenetic yeast, Candida glabrata in dissemination from the murine gastrointestinal tract”

Koji Yamashita (Chiba University Hospital)
P-12 “Development of a discriminant analysis model for azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus by MALDI-TOF MS”

Award Ceremony

Welcome Party

Oral Session (February11)

Opening Remarks

Dr. Kazutoshi Shibuya (Toho University)

Morning Session

Chair: Dr. Daisuke Hagiwara (Tsukuba University)

Dr. Robert A. Cramer(Geisei School of Medicine, USA)(Online)
“Aspergillus fumigatus biofilms: Form and Function in Disease”

Chair: Dr. Akira Watanabe(Chiba University)

Dr. Donald Sheppard(McGill University, Canada)
“Understanding the role of galactosaminogalactan in Aspergillus virulence: a sticky problem”

Chair: Dr. Hiroji Chibana(Chiba University)

Dr. Suzanne Noble (UCSF, USA)
“Candida albicans is a fungal pathobiont of mammalian hosts”

Afternoon Session 1

Chair: Dr. Akira Watanabe(Chiba University)

Dr. Daisuke Hagiwara (Tsukuba University)
“Antifungal-resistant strains of Aspergillus fumigatus in the agricultural environment”

Dr. Hazim O. Khalifa(United Arab Emirates Universit)(Online)
“Genetic Basis and Genotyping of Non-albicans Candida in Japan”

Chair:Dr. Yoshiyuki Goto (Chiba University)

Dr. Fabio Seiti Yamada Yoshikawa (Chiba University)
“Revisiting the role of C-type lectin receptors in the immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus”

Dr. Kazuyuki Meguro (Chiba University)
“SBNO2 deficiency, a novel inherited immunodysregulatory syndrome, reveals new molecular mechanisms in host defenses”

Afternoon Session 2

Chair: Dr. Hiroki Takahashi (Chiba University)

Dr. Xiao-wen Wang(Beijing Hospital, China)(Online)
“New insights on the pathogenicity of Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex”

Dr. Darius Armstrong-James(Imperial College London, UK)
“Phenotypic and clinical correlates of genomic diversity in Aspergillus fumigatus”

Closing Remarks

Dr. Hiroki Takahashi (Chiba University)