As communicated previously, the ever-changing uncertainties associated with the current pandemic has placed various pressures on the organization of our forthcoming Cytokines2021 meeting. After careful reflection, the ICIS has made the hard decision to transfer the annual meeting to a FULLY VIRTUAL conference. This decision will safeguard the health and wellbeing of our delegates and alleviate the stress related to the uncertainties of traveling and in-person gatherings. [READ MORE]
The ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award from 1988 – 2020), represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research since 1988, two years after interferon was first approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia. Since that time, it has been widely recognized that interferons and the larger class of cytokines play critical roles in the development and progression of many major diseases including cancer, viral diseases such as hepatitis and influenza, and autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis and lupus. [READ MORE]
All ICIS member trainees (students, postdocs and fellows) are invited to apply for a Pfizer Trainee Award at the time of abstract submission, before the June 1, 2021 deadline.
Up to four (4) trainees with the highest scoring abstracts as per the scientific review committee, will be awarded $1,250 each and will be invited to give an oral presentation at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting, recognized as a PfizerTrainee Presentation, in the most appropriate session based on topic. [READ MORE]
The Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science celebrate the contributions of immigrant scientists to biomedical research and discovery in the United States
The Vilcek Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science. Ruth Lehmann, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is the recipient of the 2021 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. The 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science are presented to Mohamed Abou Donia, Ibrahim Cissé, and Silvi Rouskin. [READ MORE]