16th international congress of histochemistry and cytochemistry


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the board of the Society for Histochemistry, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the world 16th International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (ICHC), to be held on August 30 – September 2, 2020, in Prague, Czech Republic.

The ICHC is held every four years under the auspices of the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (IFSHC), which continually strives to provide grounds for communication and cooperation among scientists all over the world in the areas of cyto- and histochemistry, cell and tissue biology, microscopy, pathology and other relevant fields.

The city of Prague, also known as the heart of Europe, provides easy access for scientists from all over the world. The congress venue, Cubex Centre Prague which offers technologically and visually unique space, promises to leave everyone with an unforgettable experience. Of course, Prague prides itself with its beautiful historical architecture, technical monuments, celebrated cafés, great food, and beer. This will be underlined by the ICHC gala dinner in the famous Art Nouveau Municipal House, and a free beer party organized in the premises of the Staropramen brewery.

We hope that you will join us in Prague to discuss together your latest achievements and that the venue will provide great opportunities for specialists at all levels of their career, bringing lots of opportunities for strengthening international collaborations. Special attention will be therefore given to the presentations of students. We also expect a rich commercial exhibition where new and emerging technologies will be presented.

Looking forward to meeting you in Prague,

Klara Weipoltshammer, President of the SfH
Pavel Hozak, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Secretary of the SfH



Keynote Speaker


© Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with 
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