February 12th, 2011
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.
January 8th, 2011
New: register for printed annual PCMR subscription any time during the year!
New: now, starting in January 2011, it is still possible to register and request for hardcopy annual Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PCMR) subscription through ESPCR any time during the year, extending the previous announced deadline, established on December 31st. The IFPCS has extended this possibility thereby making possible to register, pay and receive printed issues of the PCMR journal throughout the year. Please visit the updated JOIN/RENEW web page and select your new registration/renewal with (+additional 70 Euros, on the top of the standard ESPCR annual membership fee) or without hardcopy subscription to PCMR. Please contact the ESPCR Treasurer at email@example.com in case of any doubt, comment or question.
December 14th, 2010
Renewing your 2011 ESPCR Membership before December 31st, 2010
All ESPCR Members are kindly requested to renew their current ESPCR Membership in 2011 before December 31st, 2010. Here, you can read a 2011 welcome letter from the ESPCR President. As you know, we would need all current ESPCR members to renew and express their interest on printed copies of PCMR before December 31st, 2010. Prices and conditions are identical to 2010. Therefore in your annual membership fee (105 Euros for regular Members, 70 Euros for Students) it is already included the mandatory subscription to online PCMR contents, through the IFPCS web site. Those interested in purchasing 2011 hardcopy subscriptions of PCMR they will have to add extra 70 euros to their annual membership fees.
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Thanks for your collaboration and your continuous support to ESPCR,
September 8th, 2010
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
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!.
August 31st, 2010
Message from Lionel Larue, President of ESPCR:
Professor Estela Medrano at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, died prematurely in a tragic car accident on Monday August 30th, 2010. It is a real loss for the community and for all her friends, which were numerous in our field. Our heart felt sorrows go out to her husband and family, but no verbal or written condolences can possibly do justice to the depth and sincerity of our feelings of sympathy.
All the best
Lionel Larue, Institut Curie, Orsay, France
President of ESPCR
August 19th, 2010
16th ESPCR meeting, final programme, Hinxton, UK, September 4-7, 2010
The final programme of the forthcoming 16th meeting of ESPCR, to be held in Hinxton (Cambridge, UK), on September 4-7, 2010, has just been released by the Organizers.
July 21st, 2010
ESPCR 2010 Meeting
ESPCR 2010 Meeting
ESPCR 2010 Meeting
Deadline for Late Registration to attend the 2010 ESPCR meeting, to be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, on September 4-7, 2010, is:
August 13, 2010
Registration and additional information available at the meeting web site