Who We Are
The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) is the scientific family for over 1,100 scientists and physicians devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon and chemokine cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Cytokine research impacts all aspects of medicine, leading to new treatments in inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, COVID-19, infectious disease, metabolism, microbiome health and immune-mediated conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Many of the major advances in cytokine biology were first reported at the Cytokines Annual Meeting which convenes the world’s experts on viruses and anti-viral responses, on the immune system and its functions in health and disease.
It is a major goal of the ICIS to facilitate interactions between young investigators and trainees with established researchers in the interferon and cytokine field. Outstanding junior investigators, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate/medical students are encouraged to participate in the Annual Scientific meeting through the presentation of prestigious travel awards dedicated to young researchers.
A Family of Cytokine Biologists
Become a part of the world-wide community of scientists devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon, and chemokine biology by joining the International Cytokine & Interferon Society. Join others in this large field to exchange information and ideas, strengthen interdisciplinary ties, and build international collaborations. The Society serves as a network to facilitate research communication and strengthen links between academic, government and industry scientists to advance the therapeutic use of and targeting of cytokines, their commercialization and the success of biological response modifiers.
The mission shall be to:
- to promote original research in the fields of cytokines, interferons, chemokines, growth factors and their receptors;
- to facilitate communication and interaction between scientists aimed at the multidisciplinary integration of current basic and clinical knowledge and concepts in these areas of research;
- to facilitate interactions between young investigators and trainees with established researchers in the interferon and cytokine field;
- to promote the dissemination of information on, and applications of knowledge of theses areas of biomedical research;
- to promote an awareness with educational programs of the national and international health communities of the importance of these areas of biomedical research.