Welcome to the Pneumocystis Biology Blog. This site has been set up to facilitate dissemination, discussion and community consensus on issues that are important to the investigators who are in the field of Pneumocystis research.
This blog will be used to address issues such as selection of the genetic nomenclature system to be used for the genus and the creation of a "White Paper" that will outline the significance and impact of Pneumocystis pneumonia and colonization; the state of the art of current research; and will identify the tools, reagents and knowledge that will be necessary to move the field forward in the next decade.
These 2 issues will be discussed in a roundtable format at the 11th International Workshops for Opportunistic Protists in Hilo, Hawaii which will be held August 1-5, 2010. This blog will continue the discussion amongst the participants; with those who were unable to attend; and with the Pneumocystis community at large.