Archive for the ‘ESPCR’ Category

IPCC-2017, 26-30 August, 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

13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day

People with albinism are visually handicapped and show variable alterations in pigmentation. In our first world, people with albinism can protect their skin from the sun rays, with sun creams, hats and adequate clothes. Unfortunately, in Africa, where usually sunscreens and protective clothes are not universally available, people with albinism suffer from sunburns that often develop into skin tumours and eventually to death, if not treated and removed in time. This is terrible and absolutely unnecessary and could be easily prevented, as it already happens in the first world, where people with albinism can protect their skins from sunlight and can receive support for their visual impairment, which constitutes their most important problem in their everyday’s life.
Furthermore, in some countries in Africa, people with albinism are kidnapped, hunted, killed and cut into pieces, aberrantly and stupidly used in magic rituals associated to a profound ignorance and lack of humane culture, which should be banned, prosecuted, condemned and erradicated.
Today, as the International Albinism Awareness Day, from the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies, we would wholeheartedly appreciate if everyone of you could dedicate at least some minutes to think about the situation and problems affecting people with albinism all over the world. Joining or supporting any of the many campaigns launched today by the associations in support of people with albinism could be a fantastic first step!.
… and many more associations and initiatives in support of people with albinism!
The ESPCR supports a conference on oculocutaneous albinism in sub-saharian Africa, which will be held in Douala, Cameroon, on 24-25 July, promoted by Prof. Robert Aquaron (Honorary member of ESPCR) and Prof. Albert Mouelle (Cameroon), where a number of IFPCS members will be there presenting our research projects and scientific progress aiming to better understand albinism.
Thanks for joining and spreading the word!.

Updated information about the IPCC2014 in Singapore

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Updated information about the IPCC2014 in Singapore

Updated information about the IPCC2014 in Singapore

Pigment Cell Development Workshop, 6-8 May 2013, Edinburgh, UK

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Pigment Cell Development Workshop, 6-8 May 2013, Edinburgh, UK

Pigment Cell Development Workshop, 6-8 May 2013, Edinburgh, UK

Welcome to the Pigment Cell Developmental Biology Workshop 2013! The 2013 Pigment Cell Developmental Biology Workshop is an opportunity for international researchers to meet and discuss the latest and best research on the development of the pigment cell in all species. The meeting will consist of a series of research talks selected from the abstracts and poster presentations, as well as keynote speakers. We are delighted that we will have two outstanding keynote speakers: Greg Barsh (Stanford and HudsonAlpha) and Emi Nishimura (Toyko Medical and Dental University). The meeting will take place at the ancient University of Edinburgh, nestled under the dramatic hills of Arthur’s seat and the Royal Holyrood Park.

As pigment cell biology is important to the hair and skin, the meeting has been timed to be between the 7th World Hair Congress (4-6 May 2013, Edinburgh, UK) and the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting (8-11 May 2013, Edinburgh, UK). This will certainly provide an opportunity for participants at both conferences to attend and interact with the Developmental Biology Group.

The Pigment Cell Developmental Biology Workshop 2013 is sponsored by the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR), Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PCMR) and the Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit (MRC-HGU).

The Pigment Cell Developmental Biology Workshop is the 2013 meeting of the IFPCS Group-of-Interest on “Pigment Cell Development”, co-chaired by Bill Pavan, Robert Kelsh and Hiroaki Yamamoto.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh!

Organizers of the Pigment Cell Developmental Biology Workshop 2013

Liz Patton: e.patton@igmm.ed.ac.uk

Ian Jackson: ian.jackson@igmm.ed.ac.uk

MRC Human Genetics Unit

MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh,

Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

T: +44 (0)131 332 2471  •  F: +44 (0)131 467 8456

www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk  •   www.igmm.ac.uk

New Pubcast released for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
New Pubcast released for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research

New Pubcast released for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research

A new pubcast has been released for Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research (PCMR), the scientificic journal associated to IFPCS and SMR. This new video refers to the work of  Mauro Picardo’s laboratory (Laboratory of Cutaneous Physiopatology, San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute, IRCCS, Rome, Italy) on “Wnt/β-catenin signaling is stimulated by -melanocyte-stimulating hormone in melanoma and melanocyte cells: implication in cell differentiation“, by Bellei et al., an article that was published online on January 11, 2011 and will be included in the April 2011 issue of PCMR.

Wnt/β-catenin signaling is stimulated by -melanocyte-stimulating hormone in melanoma and melanocyte cells: implication in cell differentiation Barbara Bellei, Angela Pitisci, Caterina Catricalà, Lionel Larue, Mauro Picardo

Article first published online: 11 JAN 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2010.00800.x

This new Pubcast (video) is available at: http://www.scivee.tv/node/27494

Other previous PCMR-related Pubcast videos are available at: http://www.scivee.tv/node/17730

IFPCS members can access to full-online PCMR contents through the members-only area of the IFPCS web site.

Deadlines for 16th ESPCR meeting (4-7 Sep 2010), Hinxton, UK

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
16th ESPCR meeting, ESPCR2010, Hinxton, UK, September 4-7, 2010

16th ESPCR meeting, ESPCR2010, Hinxton, UK, September 4-7, 2010

Important deadlines for the forthcoming 16th ESPCR meeting (ESPCR 2010) , organized by Dr. Robert Kelsh (Univ. Bath, UK) and to be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, on September 4-7, 2010.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Application for ESPCR registration awards: April 30, 2010

Abstract submission: May 31, 2010

Early registration at reduced fees: June 16, 2010

Late registration: August 13, 2010

ESPCR 2009 meeting: abstract deadline extended to June 10th

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
ESPCR 2009 meeting

ESPCR 2009 meeting

Dear colleagues, Dear friends,

Upon request from several members of our society, I am happy to inform you that the abstract deadline for the 15th Meeting of the ESPCR, to be held in Münster, Germany, September 20-23, 2009, will be extended to June 10th, 2009.

Until now we have received a very promising number of abstracts indicating that our ESPCR 2009 Meeting will become a stimulating and successful international meeting. By slightly extending the deadline, I hope that this will create more relaxation to all of us for preparation of an abstract. Please note that there
will be also an extra slot for “fresh from the bench abstracts”. These abstracts – although printed the ESPCR 2009 Meeting booklet – however, will be posters only, and they will not be printed in the October 2009 issue of PCMR.

I look forward for your special contribution to the ESPCR 2009 Meeting and to welcome in Münster, Germany, in September 2009!

Best wishes,
Markus Bohm, MD
-Organizer of the ESPCR 2009 Meeting-

ESPCR 2009 Meeting, updated information

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
ESPCR 2009 meeting

ESPCR 2009 meeting

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I would like to invite you to the 15th Meeting of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) to be held in Munster, Germany, September 20 – 23, 2009.

Here, you can download a flyer of the ESPCR 2009 Meeting including the latest version of the preliminary scientific program.

A total number of 68 internationally reputed invited speakers and chairs have confirmed their attendance and will give the meeting a unique scientific value.

Please notice the following important time lines:

Only 4 weeks until deadline of abstract submission for 15th ESPCR Meeting!!!

Abstract submission: February 01 – May 31, 2009
Early registration: February 01 – July 31, 2009
Late registration: August 01 – September 15, 2009
On-site registration: September 16 – September 23, 2009

Special registration rates apply for young investigators and ESPCR members. There will also be a limited number of travel grants available for young researchers.

We encourage you to visit our ESPCR 2009 congress homepage www.espcr2009.de for further details on the congress venue, abstract submission, registration, accommodation, and social events.

We look forward for your contribution to the ESPCR 2009 Meeting. Let´s make this congress together with you an outstanding event, both at the scientific and social level.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Bohm
-Organizer of the ESPCR 2009 Meeting
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Markus Bohm, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Munster
Germany

ESPCR 2009 Meeting: updated information

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
ESPCR 2009 meeting, Muenster (Germany), September 20-23, 2009

ESPCR 2009 meeting, Muenster (Germany), September 20-23, 2009

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is a pleasure to inform you that the Abstract Submission and Registration for the 15th Meeting of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research (ESPCR) to be held in Munster, Germany, September 20-23, 2009, is open.

 

Abstract submission: February 01 – May 31, 2009

Early registration: February 01 – May 31, 2009

Late registration: August 01 – September 15, 2009

On-site registration: September 16 – September 23, 2009

Special registration rates apply for ESPCR members and young investigators. There will also be a limited number of travel grants for young researchers.

We encourage you to visit our ESPCR 2009 congress homepage for further information such as the Congress venue, preliminary program, abstract submission, registration, accommodation, and social events.

 

This is the list of confirmed guest speakers and chairs:

Zalfa Abdel-Malek, Cincinnati, USA

Francois Amblard, Paris, France

Tag Anbar, Al-Minya, Egypt

Greg Barsh, Stanford, USA

Friedrich Beermann, Epalinges, Switzerland

Iris Behrmann, Luxembourg

Dorothy Bennett, London, UK

Markus Bohm, Munster, Germany

Jan Borovansky, Prague, Czech Republic

Anja Bosserhoff, Regensburg, Germany

Thomas Brzoska, Bielefeld, Germany

Stephane Commo, Clichy Cedex, France

Heinz Decker, Mainz, Germany

Marco D’Ischia, Naples, Italy

Reinhard Dummer, Zurich, Switzerland

Alex Eberle, Basel, Switzerland

Oliver Gaide, Geneve, Switzerland

Marie-Dominique Galibert, Rennes, France

Jose Carlos Garcia-Borron, Murcia, Spain

David Gawkrodger, Sheffield, UK

Ghanem Ghanem, Brussels, Belgium

Nelleke Gruis, Leiden, The Netherlands

Daniel Gudbjartsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

Ruth Halaban, New Haven, USA

Eugene Healy, Southampton, UK

Vincent Hearing, Bethesda, USA

Tatiana Hochgreb, Pasadena, USA

Keith Hoek, Zurich, Switzerland

Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Bochum, Germany

Celia Jimenez-Cervantes, Murcia, Spain

Claus Kerkhoff, Munster, Germany

Jean Krutmann, Dusseldorf, Germany

Jo Lambert, Ghent, Belgium

Lionel Larue, Orsay, France

Giovanni Leone, Rome, Italy

Thomas Luger, Munster, Germany

Dieter Manstein, Boston, USA

Brian McKay, Tucson, USA

Svenja Meierjohann, Wurzburg, Germany

Frank Meyskens, Irvine, USA

Lluis Montoliu, Madrid, Spain

Alessandra Napolitano, Naples, Italy

Jean-Paul Ortonne, Nice, France

Davinder Parsad, Chandigarh, India

Thierry Passeron, Nice, France

Ralph Paus, Lubeck, Germany

William Pavan, Bethesda, USA

Stan Pavel, Leiden, The Netherlands

D.S. Peeper, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mauro Picardo, Rome, Italy

Tadeusz Sarna, Krakow, Poland

Dirk Schadendorf, Essen, Germany

Karin Schallreuter, Bradford, UK

Manfred Schartl, Wurzburg, Germany

Maria Victoria Schiaffino, Milan, Italy

Stefan W. Schneider, Mannheim, Germany

Hans R. Scholer, Munster, Germany

Thomas Schwarz, Kiel, Germany

Miguel Seabra, London, Germany

Andrzej Slominski, Memphis, Germany

Nico Smit, Leiden, The Netherlands

Richard Spritz, Aurora, USA

Alain Taieb, Bordeaux, France

Desmond Tobin , Bradford, UK

Yasushi Tomita, Nagoya, USA

Thomas Tuting, Bonn, Germany

Wietze van der Veen, Amsterdam, Germany

Luigi Zecca, Segrate, Italy

 

This year´s special features and highlights include:

1. The Fritz Memorial Lecture held by Professor Greg Barsh (Stanford University, USA):

“On search for novel genes regulating coat colour”

2. So-called Highlight lectures, among Professor Hans R. Scholer (Director of Max Planck Institute Munster, Germany – one of the world´s leading stem cell scientists):
Stem cells – general overview and future directions”

3. A novel experimentally oriented workshop
“Experimental Approaches in Melanoma Research”

 

We look forward welcoming you in Munster in September 2009 for a vital and superb Meeting!

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Markus Bohm, MD
-Organizer-

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology

University of Munster

IFPCS Forum

Sunday, February 15th, 2009
IFPCS Forum

IFPCS Forum

The IFPCS Forum has been created within the members-only section of the IFPCS web site. There, all IFPCS Members are most welcome to contribute with their posts and replies to any topic related to Pigment Cell Research, our Society and its activities (Pigment Cell Societies’ annual meetings, International Pigment Cell Conferences, etc…).  If you are a member of IFPCS, please visit the IFPCS Forum and give it a try.


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