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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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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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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Inaugural Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Graduate Student/Postdoc Award for Advances in Chemokine Biology – Matteo Massara, University of Lausanne

Inaugural Inaugural Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Graduate Student/Postdoc Award for Advances in Chemokine Biology – Matteo Massara, University of Lausanne

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View & Rate the Videos until August 20th – ICIS – COVID-19 Video Contest

Successful entries must be scientifically accurate and include the roles of cytokines towards suppressing viral infection, as well as the concept of cytokine storm and adverse consequences of cytokines. In addition to scientific accuracy, videos will be judged for audio and visual artistic merit and their ability to engage lay audiences to view the entire videos, which should be no more than 5 minutes in length, excluding credits.

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Announcing the ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research

Nomination Submission Deadline for the 2020 Award: September 15, 2020

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. The awardee will receive a $5,000 cash prize that covers meeting registration, and where applicable travel support to the ICIS annual meeting for presentation of his or her research in an award lecture. The award is named after Dr. John R (Jack) Kettman, an immunologist who was instrumental in the development of Luminex’s technologies and the Luminex Corporation

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2020 Tang Prize Awards Three International Cytokine & Interferon Society Honorary Lifetime Members for Finding the Targets to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

2020 Tang Prize Awards Three International Cytokine & Interferon Society Honorary Lifetime Members for Finding the Targets to Treat Inflammatory Diseases, Charles Dinarello, Marc Feldmann & Tadamitsu Kishimoto.

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