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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

2022 ICIS Secretary-Elect & Nominating Committee Election underway – Voting Deadline Friday, 9 December

Voting is currently open for the 2022 International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) Secretary and Nominating Committee Members election. The 2022 ICIS election allows you to vote for one (1) preferred candidate for the position of ICIS Secretary for a 2-year term, and one (1) preferred candidates for the Nominating Committee, for 3 year terms. You can click on the “i” button next to each name on the ballot to view a mini-bio and profile picture. Your vote is important!

All Members in good standing shall have the right to vote in elections of the Society, to hold Society Office or Council membership or Committee membership.

The Nominating Committee circulated the list of open positions to all ICIS members on October 10, 2022, with a deadline to submit nominations or express self-interest of October 24, 2022 when the time of open nominations closed.

Please participate in the Ballot and cast your votes online by Friday, December 9, 2022 (23:59 Eastern Time).

Call for Special Issue Papers: Interferon-Lambda (Type-3 Interferon)

The Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research (JICR) provides authoritative peer-reviewed research, analysis, and commentary on the function of interferons (IFNs), immune cytokines, chemokines, and their gene and cell targets in mediating effector actions. This forthcoming special issue will focus on topics presented during the recent “Interferon Lambda 2022” satellite meeting that was held in September 2022 in Hawaii. The purpose of this meeting was to promote research on the IFN-λs (type-3 IFNs) by enhancing interdisciplinary communication and encouraging new scientific collaborations. The meeting co-organizer, Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, will serve as the guest editor for this special JICR issue.

Membership exceeds 1,200 with Students & Postdocs making up for most of the growth!

Announcing this membership milestone! Students & Postdoc membership has grown the most in the last few years, currently making up 48% of total membership. The newly established ICIS Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Committee welcomes new members to join them in building on to the scientific home for everything cytokine and determining the future direction of the ICIS to provide what those newest to the field need to succeed. 

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