Archive for February, 2011

The Takeuchi Medal at IPCC 2011 awarded to Prof. Yasushi Tomita

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Prof. Yasushi Tomita at IPCC-2008 in Sapporo, Japan

Prof. Yasushi Tomita at IPCC-2008 in Sapporo, Japan

On behalf of the President of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS), Prof. Shigeki Shibahara, the President of the Japanese Society for Pigment Cell Research (JSPCR), Prof. Takahiro Kunisada, and of the JSPCR Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce and congratulate the 2011 Takeuchi Medal awardee:

Prof. Yasushi Tomita (awarded the Takeuchi Medal at IPCC 2011)

The Takeuchi Medal is an Award dedicated to the memory of Prof. Takuji Takeuchi and selected by the JSPCR as an international recognition of outstanding contributions to the molecular biology of pigmentation. Prof. Yasushi Tomita has devoted his career as dermatologist and scientist to the study of the genetic basis of several pathologies and congenital diseases affecting skin and pigmentation, including albinism.

2011 IFPCS Awards

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
2011 IFPCS Awards

2011 IFPCS Awards

On behalf of the President of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS), Prof. Shigeki Shibahara, and of the IFPCS Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce and congratulate the 2011 IFPCS awardees. These are:

2011 IFPCS Awardees

Myron Gordon Awardees
Prof. Zalfa Abdel Malek
Prof. Ruth Halaban
Prof. Shin-ichi Nishikawa

Seiji Memorial Lecturer
Prof. Richard Spritz

Myron Gordon Award
The Myron Gordon Award was instituted to perpetuate the memory of a beloved and respected scientist, Myron Gordon, who was responsible for inaugurating the Pigment Cell Conferences. The Myron Gordon Award is presented at each International Pigment Cell Conference to recognize one or more scientists for distinguished and outstanding contributions to the pigment cell field.

Note: Established and presented in 1961 at IPCC V (New York) following the death of Myron Gordon in 1959. Myron Gordon was the Organizer of the first 4 IPCCs.

Seiji Memorial Lectureship
The Seiji Memorial Lectureship Award was instituted to perpetuate the memory of a beloved and respected scientist, Makoto Seiji, who was renowned for his clinical and basic research in pigment cell biology and pigmentary disorders. The Seiji Memorial Lectureship Award is presented at each International Pigment Cell Conference to recognize an eminent scientist for distinguished and long-standing contributions to the pigment cell field.

Note: Established and presented in 1983 at IPCC XII (in Germany) following the death of Makoto Seiji in 1982.

These 2011 IFPCS Awards will be presented at the next XXIst International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC2011), that will be held in Bordeaux (France), on 21-24 September 2011, organized by Prof. Alain Taïeb.


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