About Us

Who We Are

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (formerly ISICR and ICS) is a non-profit organization of over 1,000 scientists devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon and chemokine cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and the clinical use of these biological response modifiers. Bringing together scientists across many different research disciplines, the International Cytokine & Interferon Society is the premier organization promoting the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine, from cancer to autoimmune disease to neural development and function. A common ground where scientists interested in all aspect of cytokine biology can join and work together to better human health.

A Family of Cytokine Biologists

Become a part of the world-wide community of scientists devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon, and chemokine biology by joining the International Cytokine and Interferon Society. Join others in this large field to exchange information and ideas, strengthen interdisciplinary ties, and build international collaborations. The Society serves as a network to facilitate research communication to ultimately translate discoveries to improve human health.


The mission shall be to:

  • to promote original research in the fields of cytokines, interferons, chemokines, growth factors and their receptors;
  • to facilitate communication and interaction between scientists aimed at the multidisciplinary integration of current basic and clinical knowledge and concepts in these areas of research;
  • to promote the dissemination of information on, and applications of knowledge of theses areas of biomedical research;
  • to promote an awareness with educational programs of the national and international health communities of the importance of these areas of biomedical research.

To achieve these goals, the Society will sponsor meetings, publications and other educational activities.


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