16th international congress of histochemistry and cytochemistry


Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic the Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (ICHC 2020) is postponed to 5-8 September 2021. Thank you for your understanding.


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



Keynote Speaker


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Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2017.
Stefan Hell
Professor, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Plenary Speakers


Alev Erisir
Department of Psychology,
University of Virginia, USA

Title of the Lecture

Serial EM Image Reconstructions in Studying Selectivity and Network Properties of Synaptic Inputs

Toyoshi Fujimoto
Juntendo University,
Nagoya, Japan

Title of the Lecture

New Roles of Lipid Droplets: A Histochemical Journey

Hans-Joachim Gabius
Institute of Physiological Chemistry,
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Title of the Lecture

What you should know about the sugar code and lectins

Bożena Kamińska
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS
Warszawa, Poland

Title of the Lecture

Dissecting heterogeneity and roles of brain macrophages in brain tumors: when guardians turn enemies

Ohad Medalia
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Title of the Lecture

From actin to lamins by in situ structural biology

Takehiko Koji
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences ,
Nagasaki, Japan

Title of the lecture

Global changes in epigenomes and their significance in mouse spermatogenesis