International Cytokine & Interferon Society

About Us

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (formerly ISICR and ICS) is a non-profit organization of over 700 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.


The mission shall be to:


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




View Foto Album from Cytokines2016 in San Francisco, click photo.



The preeminent Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research

Prestigious. Important. Celebrated.

For 25 years, the Milstein Awards have represented the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research and are conferred each year by the International Society of Interferon and Cytokine Research (now the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, ICIS) at a special event during its annual meeting.

ICIS President, Tadatsugu Taniguchi, presents the 2016 Milstein Awards to Drs. Carl Nathan, John O’Shea and Jan Vilcek at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday 16, October, 2016 in San Francisco.

 Left Image: Weiping Jiang (L) & John O’Shea (R), awarding the 1st ICIS-BIOLEGEND BILL PAUL AWARD to Richard Locksley. Middle Image: Howard Young (L) receives an Honorary Member Award from Tadatsugu Taniguchi. Right Image: Awards Committee Co-Chairs, Eleanor Fish (R) and Jennifer Towne (L) present the 2016 Christina Fleischmann Award to Michelle Tate.

For a complete description of all the Awards associated with International Ctyokine & Interferon Society, please click here.

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