ESPCR 2009 Meeting: updated information

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

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology

University of Munster