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20th ESPCR Meeting

Event Date: 
Monday, 12 September, 2016 to Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Event Location: 
SEMM at Campus, Milan, Italy



The goal of the meeting was to foster the collaboration among scientists of the pigment cell research field. Nine sessions covered the most relevant scientific topics, such as the development and migration of melanocytes, the dysregulation of cell metabolism in melanoma, the role of inflammation in the melanoma microenvironment, the pigmentation disorders, the mechanisms of control and applications of melanins and melanogenesis and the molecular epidemiology.

A special session hosted speakers from the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies all over the world

An interactive session was dedicated to a discussion among scientists, clinicians and pathologists on how to develop the best melanoma model to translate basic into clinical research

A Keynote Lecture presented by Prof. Andrea Ballabio, one of the most prominent Italian geneticists. He is the winner of the “Louis-Jeantet” prize for medicine in 2016

The Fritz Anders Memorial Lecture, entitled to a very famous and outstanding geneticist in the field of pigment cells. For this edition of the meeting the presentation will be done by Prof. Richard Marais

A satellite workshop covered the most recent aspects of the role of vitamin D in skin cancer risk and prognosis


Corinne Bertolotto (INSERM U1065, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France)

Pier Francesco Ferrucci (European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy)

Marie-Dominique Galibert (IGDR, University of Rennes, Rennes, France)

Sara Gandini (European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy)

Colin Goding (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Luisa Lanfrancone (European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy)

Lionel Larue (Institute Curie, Orsay, France)

Alessandra Napolitano (Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)

Mauro Picardo (San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute, Rome, Italy)

Eirikur Steingrimsson (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Reykjavik, Iceland)

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