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IPCC-2017, August 26-30, Denver, CO, USA

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
23rd International Pigment Cell Conference, August 26-30, 2017, Denver, CO, USA

23rd International Pigment Cell Conference, August 26-30, 2017, Denver, CO, USA

ESPCR Travel Awards for attending the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

Friday, March 21st, 2014
ESPCR Travel Awards for attending the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

ESPCR Travel Awards for attending the IPCC-2014 in Singapore

NEW DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2014

The selected candidates would receive from ESPCR economic support to defray their registration costs, their attendance at the IPCC Gala Dinner and up to 4 nights’ accommodation (single room/single use) at the RELC International hotel indicated in the IPCC-2014 web site (www.ipcc2014.org).
All these costs will be paid directly from ESPCR to the IPCC-2014 Organizers on behalf of the selected candidate. There will be no direct payment made from ESPCR to selected candidates or their institutions. The selected candidates will have to organize and cover the corresponding flights to attend the IPCC-2014 meeting from their place of origin.
NEW DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2014

Travel Award applicants must fulfill the following conditions:
Interested ESPCR members are kindly requested to submit the following documents by April 25. Applications received will be evaluated by the ESPCR Travel Awards Committee: http://www.espcr.org/index38.php
Applicants should sent to:  awards@espcr.org
  • Brief CV of the candidate
  • PDF copy of the submitted abstract, already registered in the IPCC-2014 abstract system
  • Personal statement indicating why ESPCR should be supporting his/her attendance at the IPCC-2014 meeting in Singapore.
Candidates will be evaluated according to their scientific merit and that of the work presented in the abstract. Applications from both regular and student members are welcome. Applications from young members of the laboratories are encouraged, particularly senior PhD students and junior postdocs. Several applications can be presented from the same lab, but additional investigators from the same lab will be considered with lower priority score.

NEW DEADLINE: APRIL 25th, 2014

21st IPCC – 2011 in Bordeaux: a great success!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Prof. Alain Taïeb, Chair of the 21st IPCC, Bordeaux, France, 21-24 September 2011

Prof. Alain Taïeb, Chair of the 21st IPCC, Bordeaux, France, 21-24 September 2011

Yesterday, September 24, the 21st IPCC finished with the moving song “Black or White“, by Michael Jackson. This was a really nice end for this conference, that progressed with a great success in attendancy (>540 delegates registered) over the past week. The meeting was particularly successful thanks to the excellent scientific program that the Chair of the meeting, Prof. Alain Taïeb, and his team put together. The Organizers of the 21st IPCC must be praised for this memorable superb meeting, where the latest scientific achievements of our pigment cell community were discussed and most adequately mixed with the tasty products of the surrounding vineyards.

Palais des Congres, Bordeaux, France, venue of the 21st IPCC

Palais des Congres, Bordeaux, France, venue of the 21st IPCC

At the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies we are already preparing our next meeting. Prof. Boon-Kee Goh (ASPCR) will be the Chair of the 22nd IPCC, that will be held in Singapore in September 2014. At the closing ceremony of IPCC-2011, Prof. Boon-Kee Goh presented the highlights of his country and the spectacular resources existing in Singapore. You are all invited to attend the next meeting of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies, IPCC-2014, in Singapore. News and information on the IPCC-2014 will be made available from its web site: http://www.ipcc2014.org

H.S. Raper Medal at IPCC2011 awarded to Prof. Marco d’Ischia

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Prof. Marco d'Ischia at the ESPCR 2010 meeting in Cambridge (UK)

Prof. Marco d'Ischia at the ESPCR 2010 meeting in Cambridge (UK)

On behalf of the President of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS), Prof. Shigeki Shibahara, the President of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR), Prof. Lionel Larue, and of the ESPCR Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce and congratulate the next H. S. Raper Medal awardee: Prof. Marco d’Ischia (University Federico II, Naples, Italy).

The H.S. Raper Medal is an Award selected by the ESPCR as an international recognition of outstanding contributions to the biochemistry and molecular biology of pigmentation. At the time of the official banquet of the forthcoming XXIst IPCC2011 (September 24-26, 2011; Bordeaux, France), the IFPCS President will present the H.S. Raper Medal to the Awardee. The H.S. Raper Medal was instituted by the ESPCR to perpetuate the memory of Prof. Henry Stanley Raper, for his pioneer contributions to the field of biochemistry of melanins and its precursors. The list of previous H.S. Raper Medallists include: Profs. John Pawelek (1993), Giuseppe Prota (1996), Kowichi Jimbow (1999), Anthony Thody (2002), Sho Ito (2005) and José Carlos García-Borrón (2008).

Prof. Marco d’Ischia leads the group of Bioactive and Bio-inspired Product Chemistry at the Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of Naples University Federico II. He has published  some 200 publications in the fields of organic and bioorganic chemistry and biochemistry, on peer-reviewed international journals but also reviews and book chapters, including more than 45 papers on melanin-related topics. Currently, Prof. Marco d’Ischia is the promoter and scientific coordinator of EuMelaNet, an interest group/research network within ESPCR constituted in 2009, with the aim of promoting research on melanins and melanogenesis at multidisciplinary level and offering their collective knowledge and expertise to meet the growing demand for new bio-based materials on the part of companies and health institutions.

The ESPCR 2010 meeting in Hinxton

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Robert Kelsh, Chair of the ESPCR 2010 Meeting

Robert Kelsh, Chair of the ESPCR 2010 Meeting

The XVIth ESPCR Meeting (ESPCR 2010) is over. Robert Kelsh (Chair), Dot Bennett and Colin Goding must be praised for ensembling a terrific meeting, full of most interesting talks and lively discussions, at the facilities of the Wellcome-Trust Conference Centre in Hinxton-Cambridge, UK. Up to 180 delegates gathered this time, mostly from Europe, but also from USA, Australia, Japan and Korea.

Wellcome-Trust Conference centre, Hinxton-Cambridge, UK

Wellcome-Trust Conference centre, Hinxton-Cambridge, UK

Next year it will be the turn of the International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC), (IPCC 2011), that will be organized by Alain Taïeb, in Bordeaux (France), September 21-24, 2011. Put a mark in your agenda for this forthcoming meeting. We hope to seeing you all again in Bordeaux!.

IPCC 2011

IPCC 2011

EuMelaNet

Sunday, December 13th, 2009
EuMelaNet

EuMelaNet

EuMelaNet stands for European Network for Melanin Research. EuMelaNet is a new Interest Group born within the European Society of Pigment Cell Research. Realizing the increasing interest in melanins and related biopolymers in Europe and several countries all over the world, in 2009 during the XV ESPCR meeting, held in Muenster, a number of researchers from academic and research institutions decided to implement a research network, the European Network for Melanin Research (EuMelaNet), with the aim of promoting research on melanins and melanogenesis at multidisciplinary level and offering their collective knowledge and expertise to meet the growing demand for new bio-based materials on the part of companies and health institutions.

The scientific coordinator of EuMelaNet is Prof. Marco d’Ischia (Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy). Those interested might contact EuMelaNet by sending an email message to eumelanet@espcr.org or by visiting the “contact us” web page.

Next IPCC will be in Bordeaux (France) in 2011

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

The next scheduled (XXIth) IPCC meeting will be held in Bordeaux (France) in 2011, organised by Prof. Alain Taïeb. The corresponding unique IPCC WEB site and IPCC email address will be announced soon.