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PAST IFPCS VISITING SCIENTISTS AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PIGMENT CELL SOCIETIES

The International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies (IFPCS) had established a fund to support the IFPCS Visiting Scientist Award. These grants were intended to support Investigators who are members of the regional Pigment Cell Societies who wish to visit other laboratories (preferably in other countries) to learn specialized techniques and/or to establish collaborations. The IFPCS Visiting Scientist Award will be for a maximum of $3,000 to support such visits for periods of 2-3 months, and is competitive on an annual basis. Each member society can award 1 such IFPCS Visiting Scientist Award per year and has determined its own mechanism for soliciting and awarding these grants. These awards became available in 1997 (see below for past awardees). They have not been available since 2002.

We would like to thank the following companies for their financial support of this program: Beiersdorf AG, Clairol Inc. / Lawrence M. Gelb Research Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Kanebo Co, Ltd, Nikko Chemicals, Procter & Gamble Co., Shiseido Sunstar, Inc., Taisho Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd Unilever Research

Awardees to date:
 

Awardees

Institution of awardees

Period of visit
Institution of visit
Research Activity
Kazumasa Wakamatsu,
PhD
Fujita Health Univ.
Japan
(JSPCR)
Sept 27, 1998
to
Oct 9, 1998
G. Prota, Univ. of Naples, Italy and
A. J. Thody, Univ. of Bradford, UK
To discuss problems of mutual interest on the chemistry of melanogenesis and to discuss collaborative research.
Eric Kinnaert,
PhD Student
Lab. Oncol. Exp. Surgery
Belgium
(ESPCR)
Oct 20, 1998
to
Dec 21, 1998
H. Z. Hill
New Jersey Med. Sch. USA
Effect of pigmentation on radiosensitivity.
Toyoko Akiyama,
PhD
Keio Univ.
Japan
(JSPCR)
Aug 5, 1999
to
Aug 16, 1999
M. S. Parcells, Univ. of Kansas, USA and
M. L. Lamoreux, Texas A & M Univ., USA
Seminar at each Inst.
Culture method of chicken pigment cells and the effects of growth factors discussed.
I. Caroline
Le Poole,
PhD
Univ. of Cincinnati
USA
(PASPCR)
Mar 21, 1999
to
Apr 22, 1999
S. H. M. Jeurissen
ID/DLO Inst. for Agric. Res.
The Netherlands
Isolation and immortalization of chicken lymphocytes for use in antigen recognition studies.
Hiroshi Sawada,
PhD
Kitasato Univ.
Japan
(JSPCR)
Jan 17, 2000
to
Mar 23, 2000
P. Bernhardt Koch
Univ. of Ulm
Germany
Study on the expression mechanism of GTP cyclohydrolase I gene.
Vaishali Chaubal,
PhD Student
Univ. of Puna
India
(PAPSCR)
Mar 2, 2000
to
Apr 1, 2000
S. Ito
Fujita Health Univ.
Japan
Study on the role of gamma-GTP in melanogenesis.
Denise Schwahn,
PhD
Baylor College of Med.
USA
(PASPCR)
May 15, 2000
to
Jun 9, 2000
C. Goding
Marie Curie Res. Inst. UK
Study on the phosphorylation state of USF1 in senescent and proliferating human melanocytes, etc.
Olga Solovieva,
PhD
Institut Curie
France
(ESPCR)
Jun 6, 2001
to
Oct 3, 2001
T. Kunisada
Gifu Univ.
Japan
In vitro differentiation of ES to melanocytes.
Nico Smit,
PhD
Leiden Univ.
The Netherlands
(ESPCR)
Planned
for 2001?
P. A. Riley
Univ. of London
UK
Study on tyrosinase-related toxicity.


Last update: July 23, 2008

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