The David Glick Lectureship Award 

History of the award: David Glick, Ph.D. (1908-2000) was an internationally recognized scientist for his work in quantitative histochemistry.  He trained a large number of histochemists who have made important contributions to science and in particular to histochemistry and cytochemistry. Dr. Glick was a founder of the Histochemical Society and played a critical role on the early direction and development of The Society.

The International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry is held every four years and is the occasion on which the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry awards the David Glick Lectureship. In addition to delivering the Glick Lecture at the International Congress, the recipient receives a cash award, complimentary registration, and reimbursement of all reasonable travel expenses (paid from a restricted fund established in 1982 from an anonymous gift for this purpose and administered by the Histochemical Society).

Each member society of the International Federation may nominate one of its own members for the Glick Lectureship Award.

With regard to the nomination from The Histochemical Society, any member may submit a nomination in writing to the Histochemical Society Awards and Membership Committee. (Nomination should include at least one letter of recommendation and a bio of the candidate.) Upon recommendation from the Awards and Membership Committee, a vote of the full HCS Council must be taken in time to meet the deadline for submission of nominations to the Glick Lectureship Committee of the International Federation, this varies depending on the date of the Congress but is typically one year out from the event date. The Executive Board of the Federation and a representative of the Histochemical Society choose the recipient of the award.


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 Past Awardees

Year Awardee Location Title of Lecture
1984 David Glick Helsinki, Finland "Fifty years of histochemisty and cytochemistry."
1988  Paul Nakane  Washington, DC, USA   “Varied use of enzyme-labelled antibodies.”
1992  Sam Spicer  Maastricht, Netherlands  “Contributions of histochemistry in raising questions and answering some.”
1996  Jan-Willem Slot  Kyoto, Japan  “Immuno-gold and ultracryotomy. A perfect match over 15 Years.”
2000  Morris Karnovsky  York, UK  “A perennial fascination with the cytochemistry or reactive oxygen species: leukocytes and osteocytes as examples.”
2004  Roger Tsien San Diego, CA, USA  “Breeding Molecules to Spy on Cells”
2008  C.J.F. (Ron) van Noorden  Gdansk, Poland  “Metabolic mapping.”
2012  Moïse Bendayan  Kyoto, Japan  “Gastric leptin: from immunocytochemistry to clinical application.”
2012 Jennifer Lippincott- Schwartz  Kyoto, Japan  “Intracellular protein trafficking and live cell sorting.”
2017  John R. Couchman  Antalya, Turkey  “Syndecans: receptors with signalling functions and roles in cell adhesion and disease “
2020 Stefan Hell Prague, Czech Republic