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6 Jul 2017
ABSTRACT: Hybridization between different species can result in the emergence of new lineages and adaptive phenotypes. Occasionally, hybridization in fungal organisms can drive the appearance of opportunistic lifestyles or shifts to new hosts, resulting in the emergence of novel pathogens. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have documented the existence of hybrids in diverse yeast ...
24 Mar 2017
The 2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly will be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March 2017 in Salamanca, Spain. The host for this event is the University of Salamanca, in cooperation with the MCAA Spain/Portugal Chapter. The winner of the BCN Science Slam will present on a Science Slam which will take place on 24th of March as a side program of the MCAA general assembly meeting.
3 Mar 2017
OPATHY organizes the first "ITN Science Slam" with four other ITNs being coordinated in Barcelona. The Science Slam will take place on the 3rd of March at 21:00 in the bar "mau mau".
17 Jan 2017
ABSTRACT: Analysis of the growing number of available fully-sequenced genomes has shown that Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT) in eukaryotes is more common than previously thought. It has been proposed that genes with certain functions may be more prone to HGT than others, but we still have a very poor understanding of the selective forces driving eukaryotic HGT. Recent work uncovered that D-amino ...
12 Jan 2017
The newly established OPATHY newsletter informs about latest activities in the network. It will appear every 3 months. You can register already now here to receive it automatically.
19 Dec 2016
OPATHY coordinator Toni Gabaldón explains in a 3min video interview the background and aim of the project.
15 Dec 2016
OPATHY coordinator and CRG group leader Toni Gabaldón has been awarded with the prestigious consolidator grant of the European Research Council (ERC).
7 Dec 2016
ABSTRACT: The glucocorticoid betamethasone (BM) is frequently employed in the clinical practice because of its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. In this study, we investigated the effect of BM (1 and 2 mM) on the ability of Candida albicans to adhere to, invade and damage oral, intestinal or vaginal epithelial cells, as well as to elicit cytokine and chemokine release. BM at 2 ...
8 Sep 2016
The first OPATHY annual meeting/ summer school took place from the 28th of August till 2nd of September at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
FEMS Yeast Research
3 Aug 2016
ABSTRACT: Saccharomycotina comprises a diverse group of yeasts that includes numerous species of industrial or clinical relevance. Opportunistic pathogens within this clade are often assigned to the genus Candida but belong to phylogenetically distant lineages which also comprise non-pathogenic species. This indicates that the ability to infect humans has evolved independently several times among ...

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