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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Warren J. Leonard is awarded the 2020 Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research

Warren J. Leonard is a physician-scientist whose contributions in the area of cytokines began in the early 1980’s when he cloned the IL-2 receptor α chain, and represent the “pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research”. He has made outstanding contributions in both basic science and translational areas, with many of his innovative contributions notable for the potential for clinical application. His work continues to explore the role of cytokines in immune dysregulation.

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Sarah Gaffen and Vijay Kuchroo are jointly recognized for the 2020 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award for their combined contributions deciphering the role of a key cytokine IL-17 in health and disease

Sarah Gaffen is a world leader in the field of IL-17 biology and function and has become virtually synonymous with this cytokine within the broad scientific community. Vijay K. Kuchroo is recognized for his impact on many of the fundamental discoveries related to cytokine research over the past decade. In particular, he was instrumental in defining the IL-17 producing Th17 cells and their role in autoimmunity and how their modulation effects immune function and tissue inflammation.

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The 2019 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Award Winners – Billur Akkaya & Anukriti Mathur

From left: Thomas Lavoie (PBL), Billur Akkaya, Anukriti Mathur, Kate Fitzgerald and Bryan Williams Generously sponsored by PBL Assay Science. POST-GRADUATE AWARD WINNER Billur Akkaya, MD, D.Phil, Research Fellow, Laboratory …

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