Special Article of Interest

The Delta Trick of COVID-19

Since the first report of SARS-CoV-2 from Wuhan, back in December 2019, the pandemic has ravaged the world with ever-evolving different variants-with changing dominance patterns. Different variant of concerns (alpha, beta, gamma, delta and kappa) with corresponding spike mutations, rendering evasion of the immune system and making them varyingly resistant to different vaccines (1). Presently, the delta variant (B.1.617.2) has outcompeted the other variants of concern and is globally the most intimidatingly dominant one. [READ MORE]

2021 Young Investigator & Abstract Award Winners

Cytokines 2021 Virtual Meeting Abstract Award Winners

Announcing the Cytokines 2021 Virtual Meeting Milstein Abstract Award Winners Powered By EmbedPress Announcing the Cytokines 2021 Virtual Meeting EFIS Trainee Abstract Awards European Federation of Immunological Societies and the European Journal of Immunology Travel/Abstract Awards Available for trainees and postdoc presenters who are currently working in Europe or the UK. [READ MORE]

Awards

The ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award from 1988 – 2020)

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]

Awards

Pfizer Trainee Awards for Most Promising Research Presentations at the Cytokines Annual Meeting

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]

Awards

ICIS – BIOLEGEND William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research

The ICIS-Biolegend William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research is dedicated to William E. Paul, M.D., who died on September 18, 2015 at age 79. Dr. Paul’s extraordinary contributions to the field of cytokine research are best summarized by this paper published in the Journal of Immunology on December 15, 2015.
This award was established in 2016 and is given to an investigator that has made significant contributions to cytokine and interferon research throughout their career through the generosity of BioLegend. [READ MORE]

Awards

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. The awardee will receive a $5,000 cash prize to include meeting registration and 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. [READ MORE]

Awards

NEW ICIS Mentorship Award

The newly established ICIS Mentorship Award recognizes ICIS members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. A minimum of three mentees will write a supporting letter on how this person has impacted their development, career and lives, to be submitted together by one of the mentees (an ICIS member). [READ MORE]

InflammaZoom
Other Meetings

InflammaZoom International Webinar Series on Inflammasome Signalling

This monthly webinar series has been extremely successful, setting a gold standard in quality and accessibility, with over 1500 registered users from over 300 international institutions and companies. This platform has provided an excellent opportunity for immunologists active in innate Immune research within Cambridge and internationally, to continue discussions and share findings. [READ MORE]