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The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS), is a non-profit organization of over 1,050 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 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.

Latest News

Signals+ Volume 8, No. 2

Signals+ Volume 8, No. 2 – So much has changed since just the last issue of Signals+ when we had only begun working “remotely”. The COVID19 pandemic has reached sobering milestones with deaths surpassing one million world-wide and over 219,000 in the US alone and the “mask” issue a political statement. We’ve also seen mass protests all over the world in the wake of the George Floyd police killing in Minneapolis, to the extent not seen since the civil rights movement of the ‘60’s.

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2020 ICIS Distinguished Service Award goes to ICIS Managing Director, Joan Saluzzi-Oefner

Joan Oefner is honored with the 2020 ICIS Distinguished Service award in recognition for her extraordinary contributions and service to the ICIS and to the cytokine research community at large.

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ICIS 2020 Honorary Lifetime Membership Award bestowed on Anne O’Garra

Anne O’Garra is honored with the ICIS 2020 Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards as a tribute to her seminal and original contributions to our understanding of the role of cytokines in …

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Gregory F. Sonnenberg Awarded the ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research

Gregory F. Sonnenberg Awarded the ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research – This award generously supported by Luminex Corporation recognizes a mid-career investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the field of interferon or cytokine biology.

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ICIS Secretary, Council and Nominating Committee Positions Available

ICIS is now soliciting nominations for the position of ICIS Secretary for a 2-year term, two openings on the Council and three members for the Nominating Committee, for 3 year terms beginning January, 2021. Please nominate individuals, including yourself, who are qualified and willing to serve. Nominees must be ICIS Members in good standing with evidence of relevant scientific activity in the field and involvement with the Society for at least 3 years.

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