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The Society for Histochemistry is an international association of scientists which was founded in 1952. Membership of the Society is open to scientists of all countries. The Society organizes annual scientific symposia, sponsors the Robert-Feulgen Lecture and awards the Robert-Feulgen Prize. The activities of the Society are connected with histochemistry and all related fields, especially cell and tissue biology, molecular biology, pathology, anatomy, and microscopy. The official journal of the Society is Histochemistry and Cell Biology.

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LATEST NEWS

  25 March 2022

Univ. Prof. Dr. Margit Pavelka (*1945 - †2022)

With great regret we have to inform you that Prof. Margit Pavelka passed away unexpectedly.

Margit Pavelka has been an active member and leading figure of the Society for Histochemistry for many years. From 2001 to 2003 she was President of the Society.

Margit Pavelka started her career in Vienna as medical doctor specializing in internal medicine. Very soon she changed her focus to cell biological topics. In 1987 she obtained the Venia docendi (“Habilitation”) with the treatise “Functional morphology of the Golgi apparatus”. From then on she dedicated her research to the Golgi apparatus with the main focus on ultrastructural aspects. From her appointment to full professor in 1992 Margit Pavelka headed the Institute for Histology and Embryology at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck and later the Center of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Medical University of Vienna until her retirement in 2013. Even as professor emeritus she still was active in research, published her results, organized meetings and shared her knowledge at many conferences.

Margit Pavelka was dedicated to her work and enlarged substantially the knowledge on structure and function of the Golgi apparatus. In particular, she pioneered three-dimensional investigation of the dynamics of Golgi stacks. In addition to her many scientific achievements one of her main concerns was the support of students and young scientists in pursuit of their career. She was a dedicated teacher and always had an open ear for questions and problems of young colleagues.

Apart from her Presidency of the Society for Histochemistry, she has been part of the Robert Feulgen Prize Committee evaluating applications for the prize. Furthermore, she acted as editor of the Histochemistry and Cell Biology journal up to now.

With her death we have lost a colleague as well as a friend. We will miss her.

Society for Histochemistry

  23 February 2022

Registration and Abstract submission OPEN

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 16th International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 28 – 31 August 2022, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Early registration deadline and abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2022.

If you are interested, fill out the ICHC 2022 Registration form and submit your abstract via the ICHC 2022 Abstract submission form.

Find all Congress details at the official ICHC 2022 website.

The complete preliminary program can be found here.

The following plenary speakers will present their lecture at the congress:

  • Stefan Hell, Nobel Prize laureate, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany (keynote speaker)
  • Alev Erisir, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, USA
  • Toyoshi Fujimoto, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS Warszawa, Poland
  • Ohad Medalia, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich
  • Takehiko Koji, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan (Histochemistry and Cell Biology Lecture)

Official list of the ICHC 2022 topics includes:

  • Histopathology and quantitative approaches
  • Metabolic mapping, imaging proteomics
  • Nanotechnology in biology and medicine
  • Cancer Stem Cell Niches (HCS session)
  • Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Progressive Methods and Probes for Light and Electron Microscopy (SfH session)
  • Cell physiology and signaling
  • Synaptic plasticity (PHCS session)
  • Molecular structure of the cell nucleus and cytoplasm
  • Advances in sample processing for microscopy
  • Cell differentiation and developmental biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Immunocytochemistry workshop: “Just Do It Right” (HCS session)
  • Immunology and infectious diseases

A rich commercial exhibition of new and emerging technologies is also expected. The congress venue, Vienna House Diplomat Prague, will offer a comfortable and pleasant space with unique views of the historical centre. The whole experience will be underlined by the exclusive ICHC gala dinner in the famous Art Nouveau Municipal House, and a (free) beer party organized on the premises of the Strahov Monastery Brewery. We are sure the Congress will bring you the perfect opportunity to explore Prague in the meantime with its beautiful historical architecture, technical monuments, celebrated cafés, great food, and beer.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Prague!

Hinke Multhaupt, President of the IFSHC
Klara Weipoltshammer, President of the Society of Histochemistry
Pavel Hozak, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Secretary of the Society of Histochemistry

  21 February 2022

A Robert Feulgen Prize of the Society for Histochemistry call for 2022 cancelled

We regret to announce that the Society for Histochemistry made a decision not to issue a call for The Robert Feulgen Prize in 2022. Thank you for your understanding.

Prof Klara Weipoltshammer, President of the Society of Histochemistry

  13 April 2021

ICHC 2020 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

After carefully considering all options, within the uncertainty of what future months hold in terms of COVID-19 related restrictions, the ICHC 2020 organizers and IFSHC Executive Council decided to yet again postpone the ICHC2020 to 28 – 31 August 2022.

The ICHC 2022 will be kept at the same location as originally planned - the Cubex Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement might have caused you. Safety of all participants and satisfaction of the true purpose of the Congress remain our top priorities.

We greatly appreciate your lasting interest in the Congress. We hope that by the time of late Summer 2022, ICHC2022 will be possible to hold in a full, in-person format, allowing us to gather around and enjoy the inspirational presentations, discussions and authentic interactions with participants from all over the world. All of that would be hardly impossible through a computer screen and it would be a great shame to lose the chance to explore picturesque Prague with its unique atmosphere.

All of the relevant information will be also placed on the official website of the event.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Prague in August 2022!

With best wishes,
Prof. Assoc. Hinke Multhaupt, President of the IFSHC
Prof. Klara Weipoltshammer, President of the Society for Histochemistry
Prof. Pavel Hozak, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

  2 April 2020

ICHC 2020 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICHC 2020 organizers and IFSHC Executive Council decided to postpone the ICHC 2020 to 5 - 8 September 2021. The ICHC 2021 will take place as originally planned in the Cubex Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The safety of all participants is our top priority. We are sorry for any inconvenience the postponement might have caused you.

We greatly appreciate your interest in the congress and we hope that the late Summer 2021 will be a good time to enjoy the science presented by the participants from all over the world and to indulge in the warm and charming atmosphere of this unique city. In the coming months, you will be informed by the ICHC 2021 Organizing Committee about the progress of the preparations of the IFSHC Congress. We will keep the current domain www.ichc2020.com for the congress, where all the relevant information will also be placed.

We are happy that we needed to shift only the date of the Congress, and we managed to keep it at the same location.
See you all in Prague, September 2021!

With best wishes,

Prof. Assoc. Hinke Multhaupt, President of the IFSHC
Prof. Klara Weipoltshammer, President of the Society for Histochemistry
Prof. Pavel Hozak, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

  9 January 2020

Robert Feulgen Prize CLOSED

The Robert Feulgen Prize will be awarded for an outstanding achievement in the field of histochemistry. The monetary prize to be awarded is 2,000 EUR + refunded expenses of registration fee and accommodation. The contributions may be either towards the development of new histochemical and cytochemical techniques or in the application of existing technology towards solving important problems in biology and/or medicine. Addressed are scientists working in microscopical sciences (in the widest sense) as well as in biochemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, in situ molecular techniques, and neurosciences. Scientists in their mid-career, typically up to 10 years after obtaining the PhD degree (assistant or associate professor, priv. doz.) are encouraged to apply. The prize is not intended for lifetime contributions.

more information


  10 October 2019

COST Workshop "Nuclear Architecture, Lipids, and Phase Separation"

24 - 25 October 2019, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic

Organizer: Prof Ohad Medalia, Prof Pavel Hozak

- announcement (.pdf)
- more information about workshop

At this workshop, Prof Toyoshi Fujimoto will introduce his Robert Feulgen Lecture 2019 "Nuclear lipid droplets in mammalian cells".


  21 May 2019

SAVE THE DATE - ICHC 2020

We are very pleased to announce that the 16th International Congress of Histcohemistry and Cytochemistry (ICHC 2020) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic. Detailed information about the congress.

 

  10 October 2018

Robert Feulgen Prize OPEN CALL 2019

The Robert Feulgen Prize will be awarded for an outstanding achievement in the field of histochemistry. The monetary prize to be awarded is 2,000 EUR. The contributions may be either towards the development of new histochemical and cytochemical techniques or in the application of existing technology towards solving important problems in biology and/or medicine. Addressed are scientists working in microscopical sciences (in the widest sense) as well as in biochemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, in situ molecular techniques, and neurosciences. Scientists in their mid-career, typically up to 10 years after obtaining the PhD degree (assistant or associate professor, priv. doz.) are encouraged to apply. The prize is not intended for lifetime contributions.

more information


  1 March 2018

ICC 2018

The 22nd International Chromosome Conference (ICC 2018) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic
from 2 - 5 September 2018

more information


  2 February 2018

Robert Feulgen Prize OPEN CALL

The Robert Feulgen Prize will be awarded for an outstanding achievement in the field of histochemistry. The monetary prize to be awarded is 2,000 EUR. The contributions may be either towards the development of new histochemical and cytochemical techniques or in the application of existing technology towards solving important problems in biology and/or medicine. Addressed are scientists working in microscopical sciences (in the widest sense) as well as in biochemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, in situ molecular techniques, and neurosciences. Scientists in their mid-career, typically up to 10 years after obtaining the PhD degree (assistant or associate professor, priv. doz.) are encouraged to apply. The prize is not intended for lifetime contributions.

more information


  1 February 2017

Newsletter 2016

Please read the Society´s Newsletter to get new information about Society´s life.

  23 January 2017

JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE SOCIETY FOR HISTOCHEMISTRY AND THE COST ACTION “An integrative action for multidisciplinary studies on cellular structural networks”

Prague, 23 – 24 March 2017

The workshop covers following topics:

1) Biophysics of cell and tissue structure

2) Structural analysis of biomolecules involved in mechanobiology

3) New methodologies to study mechanobiology of cells and tissues

4) Mechanobiological principles of rare and common diseases.

The aim of the workshop is to allow all interested parties to present their data and seek for prospective collaboration and networking. An extra space will be allocated for early career researchers. To register and get more information about the workshop, please visit the workshop website.

  11 October 2016

ICHC 2017

The 15th International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry will now be held in May 18 - 21, 2017, Antalya, Turkey.
- newsletter

  6 October 2016

The Society for Histochemistry opens a call for application for "Robert Feulgen Prize 2017"

Robert Feulgen Prize SUBMISSION FORM

  22 April 2016

FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY 2017

April 9 - 12, 2017, Bordeaux, France
30th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy
29th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

 

 



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