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.