MYCOLOGICAL   INSTITUTE

for the study of

FUNGAL MOLD IN HUMAN HABITATIONS

1999        Currently in North America in Research Association        2008

with the New Jersey Indoor Environmental Institute   

 

ISHAM is a world wide organisation that represents all scientists and doctors with a special interest in fungal diseases. ISHAM is an independant society that is non-political and non-discriminatory. It exists solely to encourage and facilitate the study and practice of all aspects of medical and veterinary mycology.

MEDICAL

MYCOLOGY

 Mycological Institute Fugal Mold in Human Habitations Research Lab

MOLECULAR

RESEARCH

ink to the International  site at   njmycological.ath.cx  FMHH

The Mycological Society of America is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology - the study of fungi of all kinds including molds,yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.  

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DNA Laboratory for the study of fungal mold in human habitations

THE  MYCOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR THE STUDY OF FUNGAL MOLD IN HUMAN HABITATIONS has developed proprietary subClinical Investigative analytical protocols for such investigations. Common technological resources used include:

  • MOLECULAR  FUNGAL MOLD MYCOLOGY RESEARCH  LAB
  • DNA AMPLIFICATION AND SEQUENCING
  • FUNGAL MOLD PROTEIN BLOTTING/ELUTION
  • MYCOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOINFORMATICS LIBRARY 
THE INSTITUE

The foundation of the Mycological Institute FMHH is a private not for profit independent research association founded in 1999 (Amsterdam, EU). It is a society with a worldwide associaiton/membership of medical mycologists, allergologists, immunologists dedicated to research studies of fungal mold relevant to human health in their habitations. Our focus is the identification of fungi, the causative factors for its presence in relationship to the causes of human and veterinary mycosis. Currently under the direction of our founder and   professor of research studies. In conjunction with research studies we publish "Fungal Mold in Human Habitations". A scholarship program is being developed to be announced in 2005.

MISSION AND PURPOSE

The objectives of the institute is to bring relevant medical mycology education and attention to the frontlines of the risk to fungal disease(mycosis) where that potential exists within human habitations outside the common commercial context.

As a pioneering call we believe the best way of doing this is provide and teach applicable medical mycology pertaining to human environments. We feel it is key to conduct proper scientific subclinical field investigations, studies and assessments and providing such related studies, reports and subclinical leads to health care professionals, practitioners and to those of interest and concern.

This has been and continues to be accomplished by providing various levels of education with publications on the internet, with seminars, classes, lectures and field/on-site training to those working in both the public and private sectors to those that have the responsibility of seeing that human habitations are healthy and safe for their occupants.

The institute has been providing this training (over 270 people trained since 2000) at no cost to qualifying professionals. We also accept opportunities to educate the general public via mass media channels to get the science of medical mycology in a readily digested and understandable form.

DIRECTOR

Our mycology professor's knowledge is unmatched in the application  of research in fungal mold mycology within human habitations spanning across four decades  of training, study, and experience in this multidisciplinary field.  On the extreme and uninvited edge of the spectrum, that experience included encounters with some very nasty fungi with a poisoning by a serving of the Amanita phalloides , a  nosocomial infection by Aspergillus nidulans and a severe reaction to a concealed presence of Aspergillus versicolor   to the more benign, the design of fungal molecular primers.

His patients are human habitations and he claims no two are alike. The professor  finds what ails a "sick house" in what is now commonly known as the 'sick building syndrome'.   Once the property is diagnosed he prescribes a "cure." Although not known as a "fun guy" he does get chuckles when he says "I really do make 'house calls' ."

Besides providing training for various certification programs  he also provides training on a select basis for those wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding what role mycology plays in human habitations. His research  also places emphasis the affect mold has upon household  pets  since they are no less susceptible to mycotic invasion by many fungi one of which is the ubiquitous genus Aspergillus of which many species are known to be common human pathogens of which Aspergillus terreus (see Demming et. al) has emerged as being a significant and increasing cause cause of aspergillosis . Another member is Aspergillus  flavus   that specie produces aflatoxin  found in many food stuffs  and for the time the only monitored and regulated toxic fungal mold metabolite by the USA's FDA.

RESEARCH

The society's current fungal mold research efforts are spirited by Johannes Fibiger , Heinrich O. Wieland , Raimond Sabouraud , Otto Warburg, P.J. Van Der Werff (mould fungus allergy and asthma studies) and Linus Pauling reaching well into fungal genetics and molecular mycology. He especially notes the dedicated lifelong work of A.V. Costantini  with Lars I. Qvick and Heinrich Wieland in their conclusive collective worldwide research study that mold is cause of nearly all (note:"The Archaea and Bacteroides are also under suspicion and investigation" - prof.) diseases for which  it is claimed that their etiology (cause or origin) is idiopathic, unknown - He highly recommends their serial work entitled "Fungalbionics"  (In very limited edition and only available from the authors).  

  SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM                                 

Beginning in 2005 the society will be providing grants to students worldwide for the study of mycology. Students interested need to apply by August of this year.  

1953  Celebrating 50 Years of DNA   2003

April  2003 was a celebrated month for the institute. It was not only the 50 anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure but also the announcement and publication in NATURE on the 24th of that month that the human genome had been decoded heralding the dawn of  Genomic Era.

Our professor goes on to say:

"The complex study of mycology with its application to toxic mold as experienced in human habitation demands extensive experience and study across a large number of life sciences. Mycology has become rediscovered and enjoys renewed popularity in the life sciences in part with the advent of the Internet's withcoming of a new "Age of Knowledge" coupled with the decoding of the human genome that was initiated with the publication by  Watson, Crick and Wilkins    for their 1953 DNA research.

These two significant events in the history of man can not be ignored by any thinking human. Oncologists, immunologists and allergists are few of the many scientific professionals that are revisiting these areas of life science in application to their own profession with a new zeal and vigor".

"This historical event has initiated  a renaissance of learning with the exchange of both information and knowledge never before experienced by humankind. We are now long past the information age that truly began in the early 80s. Since that time there has been a rapid and tremendous increase in the amount of research data and information sharing in the life sciences via the WWW with a borderless exchange of a large volume of research data and knowledge across the planet especially in mycology"

"With this tremendous increase of new knowledge now available, the ability to digest this volume of information and knowledge continues to challenge the qualifications of fungal mold mycologist at every level. This has now become more demanding in time, study and research than ever before. Typically 30-60 hours or more of study goes into every week.

There are  a handful of excellent academic centers that offer training in mycology in  North America (Duke, U. Toronto, U. Oregon, U. Wisconsin...a few)  and a few more so in the Europe.  Much of the formal academic training provided by these institutions is purely academic, mostly esoteric, abstract, limited in scope and breadth with an occasional focus course for clinicians. Much of the study  has very little immediate relevance to none other than professional field specific data collection and meaningful only to those involved in advanced  and post doctoral research with rare exceptions. Medical schools typically only require a 2 or 3 credit hour course in mycology that just barely covers the basics. Medical mycology clinical lab courses are also limited in this specialty but we expected that to be changing with complementary fungal DNA research and analysis. But we were later in for a surprise"

Update: Recent study (Dec 2003-abstract) reports less training now than before in medical mycology - Steinbach

"It is now more than ever before  incumbent on any committed toxic mold mycological researcher to stay current the latest research while recognizing some of the most important research already been in the past 120 years must also revisited (note: Fibiger)   in light of more recent discoveries. I am happy to say that a number of our studies and research projects either planned or that were underway have been canceled because we have found the studies have already been completed by researchers in other parts of the world, especially in the Netherlands, France,  Germany, Israel and Japan - Makimura." (Our mycologist is fluent or /and conversant in these languages)

"Only with diligent research can any toxic mold investigator obtain a proficient level of knowledge to address the most complex issues associated with toxic mold" There are no schools or programs to be found anywhere that can adequately meet this academic demand.  Mycological Institute for the Study of Fungal Mold in Human Habitations (founded 2000) has developed a curriculum and course that exceeds all current training available for fungal mold mycologists in human habitations anywhere at this time."

"We,  the molecular biologists, are truly privileged with the knowledge revealed to us in the course of our research and study. It now clear that the origin of all relevant fungal pathological activity is at the molecular level. In the coming years as  each nucleotide sequence (and subsequence) is identified as to their specific role in Life, one more secret  is revealed."

Many of the diseases afflicting humans today such as cancer, asthma, chronic sinusitus and rhinitis, endometriosis, Chron's disease, allergies, diabetes, lymphomas, diseases of the eye,  hypo/hyper-thyroidism and others with unclaimed etiology are either directly or indirectly due to mold  fungal mold mycosis, mold infections,  or fungal mold metabolic toxins. Many mycotoxins and mycometabolites are anti-antibody impairing the immune system.  Do not fail to obtain "Fungalbionics" if you are a scientist in a related area.

Our medical mycologist's training includes degrees in the computer sciences and law along with numerous certifications. He has been a lifelong systems analyst, researcher in biology and law. He is a never-ending and tireless student committed to furthering the frontiers of knowledge in this area of the life sciences. His broad research experience in mycology in human habitations and mold inspection aids in the development of solutions in this area of science.

His most recent exciting discovery was the genetic sequence that permits fungal dimorphism (rare phenomena) had been discovered. He goes on to say that that the fungal dimorphic phenomena was one of his lifelong pursuits of mycological mystery not understood since first observed by scientists  well over a century ago. It has been finally solved .

The professor is the founder (1999), director and principal scientist for all current scientific research programs and studies at the institute in North America at njmycological.ath.cx 

 

Current research projects (2002-2008) in progress:

Fungal Mycotoxins as Causative Factor of Apoptosis in Pancreatic cells

Efficacy Testing of Remediation and Abatement Technologies

Mycological Insect Cadaver Contaminants

WHAT IS NEW IN MYCOLOGY ?

Important Protozoan  is now reclassified as a  fungi!

PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA

Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii)

Pneumocystis jiroveci was formerly thought to be a protozoan but is now known to be a fungus. It is included here because pneumocystis pneumonia is often described as an opportunistic parasitic disease. 

How many other bacteria have been so misidentified?

Our mycologist welcomes and questions form any scientist regarding the edge of the frontier of this science:

He may be contacted  at info@subClinical.org It you are an attorney(national or local) in anticipation of litigation and have general quests in relation to your case we will provide up to an hour for free consultation without obligation to assist you in the decision  making progress you may speak with our bar lawyer and mycologist as a professional courtesy. Your ATLA and/or ABA membership must be current  : ) !

Have more Questions? See the What is Mycology Page?

 

 

           STATEMENT OF CERTIFICATIONS

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COURSES TRAINING CERTIFICATION
PRACTICAL THEORETICAL AND ACADEMIC

(a  partial list as of May 2001) 

 

 
 
  • MICROBIAL CORROSION ANALYSIS
  •  
  • WASTEWATER BIOLOGY
  • WATER AND WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
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  • SEPTIC SYSTEMS FLORA
  • DIAGNOSTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • VETERINARY MYCOLOGY
  • FUNGAL GENETICS
  • PHYTOPATHOLOGY
  • FUNGAL FOOD PATHOGENS
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  • OPTICAL/FLOURENCE UV MICROSCOPY
  • ORGANIC SPECTROPOTOMETRY
  • GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION TECHNOLOGIST
  • AEROBIOLOGY
  • BIOASSAY
  • HUMAN MYCOSES
  •  
  • BIOINFORMATICS
  • DIGITAL IMAGING
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • BIOPSYCHOLOGY
  • NEUROBIOLOGY
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  • PCR AMPLIFICATION
  • DNA SEQUENCING
  • MOLECULAR ELECTROPHORESIS
  • TAXONOMY: FUNGI
  • FUNGICIDAL CHEMISTRY
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  • MEDICAL MYCOLOGY PRACTICES
  • CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES
  • MANAGEMENT OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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  • FUNGAL CULTURE
  • FUNGAL MOLD SAMPLING
  • DNA PCR TECHNOLOGY
  •  
  • MYCOTOXINS IN FOOD
  • DIPLOMATE MEDICAL MYCOLOGY 
  • CERTIFIED MOLD INSPECTION
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  • MYCOLOGY-MYXOMYCETES
  • CERTIFIED MOLD REMEDIATION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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  • MOLECULAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
  • MYCOMEDICINES
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