Posts Tagged ‘IPCC 2011’

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

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.

IPCC 2011 WEB site

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008


The WEB site for the next International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC2011), to be held in Bordeaux (France) in 2011 has been released. This meeting is organised by Prof. Alain Taïeb.

Please, visit the IPCC 2011 web site and fill a form if you wish to submit comments or suggest any idea concerning the topics and organization of the conference.