16th international congress of histochemistry and cytochemistry


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions, the Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (ICHC2020) had to be further postponed to 28 – 31 August 2022 (ICHC2022). Thank you for your understanding.


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



Keynote Speaker


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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