Archive for the ‘Council’ Category

New ESPCR President Lluis Montoliu begins his mandate in Denver

Monday, August 28th, 2017
Past ESPCR President Ian Jackson, new ESPCR President Lluis Montoliu and new combined ESPCR Secretary-Treasurer Cecilia Herraiz at the IPCC-2017 meeting in Denver, CO, USA

Past ESPCR President Ian Jackson, new ESPCR President Lluis Montoliu and new combined ESPCR Secretary-Treasurer Cecilia Herraiz at the IPCC-2017 meeting in Denver, CO, USA

The smooth and planned transition between the past and the elected ESPCR Boards occurred earlier today, Sunday August 27, 2017, at the ESPCR Council meeting held in Denver, CO, USA, during the IPCC-2o17 conference. Past ESPCR President Ian Jackson handed over the ESPCR bell to the new ESPCR President Lluis Montoliu. Simultaneously, the new combined ESPCR Secretary-Treasurer Cecilia Herraiz took over these responsibilities from previous ESPCR Secretary Alessandra Napolitano and previous ESPCR Treasurer Lluis Montoliu. All new and elected ESPCR board members were also present in Denver: Véronique del Marmol, Cédric Delevoye, Lucia Panzella and Muriel Cario-André, together with previous board members continueing for a second mandate: Dorothy Bennett, Corine Bertolotto and Eugene Healy. Ian Jackson will continue associated as Past President and Ghanem Ghanem and Lluis Montoliu will continue as administrator and webmaster, respectively. All previous board members who finished their mandate in Denver: Robert Kelsh, Liz Patton, Anja Bosserhoff, Lionel Larue, Rosalie Luiten, Khaled Ezzedine and Marie-Dominique Galibert, are to be acknowledged for their service rendered to the ESPCR. Many thanks to all!

New ESPCR Bulletin published, nº 72 (April 2012)

Monday, April 16th, 2012
New ESPCR Bulletin published, nº 72 (April 2012)

New ESPCR Bulletin published, nº 72 (April 2012)

ESPCR President’s letter (welcome address for 2011)

Sunday, September 26th, 2010
ESPCR Presidents letter (welcome address for 2011)

ESPCR President's letter (welcome address for 2011)

15th ESPCR meeting in Münster (Sep. 20-23, 2009)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Markus Böhm and Tanja Böhm

Markus Böhm and Tanja Böhm

The 15th ESPCR meeting, held in Münster (Germany) during September 20-23, 2009, has just finished. Markus Böhm, his wife Tanja Böhm, and all the members of his lab and collaborators of the University that contributed to the success of this conference must be commended for a fantastic job, bringing together in a charming univeresity city, more than 200 scientists interested in Pigment Cell Biology. All the delegates will remind with sweet memories their participation in the ESPCR 2009 meeting.

Mauro Picardo and Lionel Larue

Mauro Picardo and Lionel Larue

In Münster, there was a change in the Officers of the ESPCR. Most importantly, Lionel Larue (Institut Curie, Orsay, France) took the seat of the President of the Society, following the excellent work developed by Mauro Picardo (San Gallicano Research Institut, Rome, Italy) in the previous three years. The new Secretary is Alain Täïeb and the new Treasurer is Lluís Montoliu. Marie-Dominique Galibert, Rosalie Luiten and Robert Kelsh also joined the ESPCR council.

Ghanem Ghanem

Ghanem Ghanem

Finally, in Münster also, the ESPCR was formally refounded, after the official registration of the Society as a not-for-profit International Scientific Association, according to the Belge law. This very important event would have not been possible without the most generous, instrumental and crucial work of Ghanem Ghanem (Univ. Libre Brussels), who systematically followed all the administrative path and eventually managed to achieve this long-awaited goal, namely, the official registration of our Society.

New ESPCR Charter

Sunday, September 20th, 2009
New ESPCR Charter

New ESPCR Charter

The ESPCR new charter was officially registered in Brussels (Belgium), on June 23, 2009. ESPCR has become a non-for-profit scientific international association, according to the Belgium law. This new ESPCR constitution has been presented to current ESPCR members at the XVth ESPCR 2099 meeting, being held in Münster (Germany), September 20-23, 2009 and organised by Markus Böhm.

New ESPCR constitution registered in Belgium

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
from left to right: Catherine Gillardin (notary), Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluis Montoliu, Patrick Riley, Stan Pavel
from left to right: Catherine Gillardin (notary), Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluis Montoliu, Patrick Riley, Stan Pavel

Today, June 23rd, 2009, the new ESPCR constitution has been registered in Belgium, thanks to the generous and dedicated work of Ghanem Ghanem, who acted as the ESPCR delegate before the Belgium Government, and to that of present and previous ESPCR council members, that pepared and reviewed the document eventually filed.

For this historic date, 11 ESPCR Members gathered in Brussels (10 members physically in Brussels: Mauro Picardo, Ghanem Ghanem, Alain Taïeb, Alessandra Napolitano, Jo Lambert, Lionel Larue, Dot Bennett, Lluís Montoliu, Patrick Riley and Stan Pavel, as shown in the attached picture, plus José Carlos García-Borrón, represented by a proxy), before a notary, to approve and register the new ESPCR constitution, in order to become an officially registered non-profit international association, according to the Belgian law of June 27th, 1921, on non-profit organizations, non-profit international associations and foundations.

The registration process is expected to finish by September 2009 when the newly founded ESPCR will receive an official number, as approved international non-profit association, and its corresponding tax identification number (VAT). Additional details will be communicated by ESPCR Officers in due time. The new ESPCR constitution will be presented in Münster, at the ESPCR 2009 meeting.

2009 Elections for ESPCR Council Members

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
2009 Elections for ESPCR Council Members

2009 Elections for ESPCR Council Members

The 2009 Election process for ESPCR Council Members has been initiated. Four candidates have been nominated to cover three available seats at the ESPCR Council. If you are member of ESPCR you are kindly invited to participate in this Election process by simply visiting the members-only section and following the indications provided to vote. Thanks for your participation!