About the ISICR

The International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR), founded originally as the International Society for Interferon Research in 1983, was a non­profit organization of over 600 scientists devoted to research in the fields of interferon, cytokine and chemokine cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and the clinical use of these biological response modifiers. Each year the ISICR sponsored an international meeting where scientists presented their latest findings to the world-wide scientific community. Membership in the society was open to all individuals interested in interferons, cytokines and chemokines. After many years of holding joint meetings with the International Cytokine Society (ICS), ISICR merged with the ICS to become the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) in 2013.

Past Presidents of ISICR

   1983         William Stewart, II (USA)

  1984-85    Edward de Maeyer (France)

  1986-87    Ion Gresser (France)

  1988-89    Ernest Borden (USA)

  1990-91    Ferdinando Dianzani (Italy)

  1992-93    Samuel Baron (USA)

  1994-95    Sidney Pestka (USA)

  1996-97    Robert Friedman (USA)

  1998-99    Bryan Williams (USA)

  2000-01    Kathryn Zoon (USA)

  2002-03    Keiko Ozato (USA)

  2004-05    Howard Young (USA)

  2006-07    Otto Haller (Germany)

  2008-09    Eleanor Fish (Canada)

  2010-11    Leonidas Platanias (USA)

  2012-13    Chuck Samuel (USA)

Presidents of ICIS post merger of ICS and ISICR

2012: David Wallach and Charles Samuel (designated as Co-Presidents)

2013 Luke O’Neill and Charles Samuel (designated as Co-Presidents)

2014 Richard Flavell

2015 – 2017 Tadatsugu Taniguchi

2015 – 2017 Nancy Reich, President-Elect

 

Past Officers of the ISICR

Secretary                      

1985-1988  -   William E. Stewart II (Tampa, Florida, USA)

1989-1993  -   Sidney Pestka (Piscataway, New Jersey, USA)       

1994-1995  -   Robert M. Friedman (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

1996 -2005  -   Sidney Pestka (Piscataway, New Jersey, USA)

2006 -2013  -   Tom Hamilton (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

2014-2017  -   Sarah Gaffen (University of Pittsburgh, USA) 

Treasurer     

1985-1998      -   Ernest Knight, Jr. (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)

1999-2005   -   Samuel Baron (Galveston, Texas, USA)

2006-2013   -   Robert Friedman (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

2014-2017  -    Karen Mossman (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Board of Directors                            

  -   Frances Balkwill (London, England)  1995-1996

  -   Samuel Baron (Galveston, TX, USA) 1990-1993 and 2005-2006

  -   Filippo Belardelli (Rome, Italy) 1997-1998

  -   Alfons Billiau (Leuven, Belgium) 1986-1991

  -   Ernest Borden (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) 1988-1989

  -   Kari Cantell (Helsinki, Finland) 1986-1991

  -   Edward de Maeyer (Orsay, France) 1985-88

  -   Ferdinando Dianzani (Rome, Italy) 1993-1994

  -   Eleanor N. Fish (Toronto, Canada) 2003-2004 and 2012-2013

  -   Ion Gresser (Villejuif, France) 1985-1988

  -   Otto Haller (Freiburg, Germany) 1999-2000

  -   John Hiscott (Montreal, Canada) 2006-2007

  -   Ara G. Hovanessian (Paris, France) 1993-2002 and 2006-2007

  -   Adi Kimchi (Rehovot, Israel) 2003-2004

  -   Holger Kirchner (Heidelberg, Germany) 1985-1988

  -   Susan E. Krown (New York, New York, USA) 1995-1996

  -   Tsuguo Kuwata (Chiba, Japan) 1985-1988

 -   Keiko Ozato (Bethesda, Maryland, USA) 2003-2004

 -    Sidney Pestka (Piscataway, New Jersey, USA) 2005-2006

 -   Menachem Rubinstein (Rehovot, Israel) 2006-2007

 -   Nancy Ruddle  (New Haven, CT USA) 2013-2015

 -   Huub Schellekens (Rijswijk, he Netherlands) 1985-1988 and 1999-2000

 -   Ganes Sen (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) 2001-2002 and 2010-2013

  -   Robert D. Schreiber (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) 1997-1998

 -   Robert Silverman, (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) 2010-2013

  -   William E. Stewart, II (Tampa, Florida, USA) 1985-88

  -   Tudatsuga Taniguchi (Tokyo, Japan) 2001-2002

 -   Friedemann Weber (Marburg, Germany) 2010-2013

 -   Bryan R. Williams (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) 2003-04

 -   Howard Young (Frederick, Maryland, USA) 2005-06 and 2012 - 2017

 -   Kathryn C. Zoon (Bethesda, Maryland, USA) 1989-91

 


History of ISICR