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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.

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Carl F. Ware is honored with the 2021 ICIS Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

Dr. Carl Ware is honored with the ICIS Honorary Lifetime Membership award as a tribute to his seminal and original contributions to our understanding of the role of cytokines in immunobiology and active engagement in cytokine research.

Jenny Pan-Yun Ting has been chosen for the 2021 ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award from 1988 – 2020)

Jenny Pan-Yun Ting has received the 2021 ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award from 1988 – 2020), in recognition of her outstanding discoveries in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, genomics, and microbiology, and especially for her observations regarding the control of immunity which impact a wide variety of diseases.

2021 ICIS-Distinguished Services Award

Nancy C. Reich Marshall is honored with the 2021-ICIS Distinguished Service Award

Nancy C. Reich Marshall is honored with the 2021-ICIS Distinguished Service Award in recognition for her extraordinary contributions and service to the ICIS and to the cytokine research community at large

2021 ICIS-Luminex John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research Mid-career recognizes Marion Pepper, PhD

Marion Pepper Awarded the 2021 ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research

The 2021 ICIS-Luminex John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research Mid-career recognizes Marion Pepper, PhD as being in the very top tier of the current wave of mid-career immunologists who continue to make cytokine research exciting. 

Howard Young is Awarded the 2021 ICIS Mentorship Award

Dr. Howard Young has been chosen to be the first recipient of the newly established ICIS Mentorship Award in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring over four decades. Howard has trained a number of post-docs and post-bacs who have gone on to establish their own labs around the world and who, in turn, mentored hundreds of additional trainees following the example that Howard set of promoting high-level human and scientific interactions.

K. Christopher Garcia has been chosen as the 2021 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award winner

2021 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award

K. Christopher Garcia has been chosen as the 2021 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award winner in recognition of his enormous contributions to understanding receptor-ligand interactions which is unparalleled in the area of cytokine and interferon research. This award is bestowed on Dr. Garcia for his unwavering commitment to visualizing the fascinating architectures of cytokine-receptor interaction, his pivotal role in all the major advances in understanding the structural basis for how cytokine receptors engage and signal in response to cytokine binding, and for his innovative use of protein engineering to translate this information into the development of new therapeutic strategies and molecules. His application of traditional principles of pharmacology used in small molecule drug discovery to cytokine systems has initiated a new field of cytokine pharmacology.

2021 Call for Nominations for ICIS Council & Nominating Committee

We have two new Council positions for Inclusion and Training meant to be filled by students, postdocs, and other junior members rather than established members with  the intention to strive for equity and diversity in the composition of committees, who will be voting members of the Council.

Mentorship Award

Accepting Nominations for the NEW ICIS Mentorship Award until May 5th

The newly established ICIS Mentorship Award recognizes ICIS members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others.

34th Annual Conference: Macrophages and dendritic cells in infection and inflammation, Virtual Meeting June 24-25

EMDS 2021 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic preventing us to meet in person, the 34th EMDS conference has been converted into an online meeting. The Abstract submission portal is open. …

Please renew 2021 Membership Dues or join the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS)!

Renew or join ICIS, 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.

2021 ICIS Member Engagement Campaign!

Renew or join ICIS, the premier organization of over 1,100 members from 44 countries promoting the field of cytokine biology, impacting all aspects of medicine and leading to new treatments in inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer and infectious diseases.

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.

***COVID-19 NEWS FROM THE CYTOKINE BIOLOGY COMMUNITY***

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