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The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS), is a non-profit organization of over 1,200 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, ICIS is the premier organization promoting the field of cytokine & interferon biology, impacting all aspects of medicine and leading to new treatments in autoimmune diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and inflammation. A common ground where scientists interested in all aspect of cytokine biology can join and work together to better human health.

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Nomination/Application Form 2024 ICIS Young Investigator, Post-doc & Graduate Student Awards

ICIS Young Investigator Awards Nomination/Application Deadline Extended to Monday, April 8th!

Nomination/Application Form 2024 ICIS Young Investigator, Post-doc & Graduate Student Awards – Deadline extended to Monday, April 8th for the following Awards: ICIS-Regeneron New Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards) sponsored by Regeneron; Christina Fleischmann Award for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research, recognizing a Young Woman Investigator sponsored by the Fleishmann Family; Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards sponsored by PBL Assay Science and The ICIS-Pfizer Amanda Proudfoot Award for Advances in Chemokine Biology by a Trainee sponsored by Pfizer

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Help Shape the Future of ICIS: Nominate Someone for Council or Nominations Committee Today!

The International Cytokines & Interferon Society (ICIS) thrives on the invaluable contributions of individuals who generously devote their time and expertise to the Society. As we look to the future, …

Howard Young

ICIS-Distinguished Service Award to be Renamed in Honor of Howard Young, Ph.D.

Today, the governing council of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) announced the Society’s ICIS-Distinguished Service Award would henceforth be known as the ICIS-Howard A. Young Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the extraordinary contributions Dr. Young has given to the ICIS and its predecessor society, the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR).

“It’s hard to imagine anyone ever doing more for our society than Howard Young,” said current ICIS President, Sarah Gaffen. “Starting with his leadership of the ISICR, the countless committees on which he served, his stewardship of Signals+, he is the epitome of service and the spirit that permeates everything we do.”

Save-the-Dates Cytokines 2024 Joint Meeting with KAI International Meeting

Hosted by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS), https://cytokinesociety.org/) and Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI), https://www.ksimm.or.kr/. The event will be held from October 20 to 23, 2024 at COEX, Seoul, Korea.

2nd Annual Jürg Tschopp Memorial Lecture to be given by Virginia Pascual at Cytokines 2023 in Athens

Each year the Jürg Tschopp Memorial Symposium will be a highlight of the Cytokines Annual Meeting in memory of Professor Jürg Tschopp whose discoveries in the area of inflammasomes and cell death advanced fundamental understanding of innate and adaptive immunity bringing new therapies to patients suffering from debilitating inflammatory diseases. Virginia Pascual’s Lecture, “Cytokines in systemic lupus erythematosus pathogenesis”, is representative of Dr. Tschopp’s ability to take fundamental discoveries at the bench into the clinic.

Novel Immuno-Biology at Single cell resolution – ICIS Symposium at IUIS 2023

Novel Immuno-Biology at Single cell resolution – ICIS Symposium at IUIS 2023. Co:Chairs: Professor Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and Professor Musa M. Mhlanga, Epigenomics & Single Cell Biophysics Group, Dept. of Cell Biology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University, Dept. of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Announcing the ICIS-Pfizer Trainee Awards for Most Promising Research Presentations at Cytokines 2023

Introducing the four (4) ICIS Student/Postdoc Members with the highest scoring abstracts as per the scientific review committee. Each will be awarded $1,250 and will be presenting an oral presentation or lightning talk at Cytokines 2023 in Athens, Greece and recognized as a Pfizer Trainee Presentation, in the most appropriate session based on topic

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