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About

A Hybrid Experience: In-person and Online Presentations & Sessions

The International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS), is the world’s largest multidisciplinary organization advancing both fundamental and clinical research specific to the role of cytokines in health and disease. Our annual gathering of 700-1,100 investigators from academia, government and industry is an important time for our community to come together with the goal to bring together scientists from diverse areas of biomedical research to discuss the latest breakthroughs and insights into how cytokines and interferons regulate immunity, inflammation, metabolism, and cancer. Greater understanding of mechanisms of disease and novel concepts for therapy have and will continue to emerge from multidisciplinary gatherings where advances can be presented and discussed by established and trainee scientists.

Many of the major advances in cytokine biology were first reported at this annual conference, and we very much look forward to continuing this strong tradition this October in Cardiff, Wales. It is our hope that attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how cytokines network together to maintain health and gain an appreciation for the many potential strategies for targeting the network to create better drugs. The meeting will provide an outstanding forum for investigators in basic science and clinical research to present their most recent findings on the role of cytokines (including interferons, chemokines, and various pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory factors) in infection, cancer, allergy and autoimmunity, as well as in various other inflammatory and immune diseases. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for updates on the development of novel therapeutic interventions in these fields and help spur international collaborations among the meeting participants.

Cytokines 2021 will combine the physical event at the Cardiff City Hall in the Centre of Cardiff, with a custom LabRoots Virtual Meeting platform for a unique experience bringing both the in-person and virtual community together. Webcast video presentations will be intertwined with physical presentations and sessions including virtual interactions, live commentary, online chat & video chats and discussion. 

I very much hope to see you all in Cardiff next year, and I hope you and your families are healthy and safe in these challenging times.

Best regards,

Professor Simon A Jones

Dean of Research, The School of Medicine
Division of Infection & Immunity
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, UK
[email protected]

Yr Athro Simon A Jones

Deon Ymchwil Ysgol
Meddygaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd
Yr Isadran Haint ac Imiwnedd
Adeilad Tenovus
Parc y Mynydd Bychan
Caerdydd, Cymru, DU

Local Organizing Committee

  • Simon A Jones, (Chair) Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • Clare Bryant, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Clare M. Lloyd, Imperial College, UK
  • Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Preliminary List of Session Topics

  • Evangelos Andreakos, Laboratory of Immunobiology, Biomedical  Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece
  • Yvonne Bordon, Nature Reviews Immunology, UK
  • Andrew Bowie, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ernest Choy, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • Marcus Feige, TUM, Germany
  • Kate Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Trude Flow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Brian Fritz, 10x Genomics, USA
  • Sarah Gaffen, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Christian Holm, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Christopher Hunter, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Brendan Jenkins, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia
  • Gareth W. Jones, University of Bristol, UK
  • You-Me Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Carolina López, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
  • Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  • Sandra Nicholson, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
  • Anne O’Garra, Crick Institute, UK
  • Stefan Rose-John, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Ram Savan, University of Washington, USA
  • James Turkson, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, USA
  • Irina Udalova, University of Oxford, UK
  • Hiroki Yoshida, Saga University, Japan
  • Cytokines in cellular metabolism and immune homeostasis
  • Designer cytokines and cytokine immunotherapy
  • Tissue homeostasis and barrier immunity
  • Cytokines in anti-viral immunity • Epigenetic control of cytokine responses
  • Mechanisms of cytokine release syndromes
  • Single cell analysis of inflammatory outcomes
  • Understanding multimorbidity in chronic disease
  • Cancer inflammation
  • Mechanisms of interferonopathies
  • Determinants of disease heterogeneity
  • Cytokines in allergic reactions
  • Cytokines in psychoneuroimmunology and pain
  • Stromal tissue as orchestrators of disease outcome
  • Determinants of cell fate
  • Repurposing of biological therapies
  • Advances in precision medicine
  • Systems approaches in precision medicine

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CLOSING CEREMONY & INVITATION TO CYTOKINES 2021, 17-20 OCTOBER, CELTIC CYTOKINES SENSING AND INTERPRETING CYTOKINE & INTERFERON CUES, CARDIFF, WALES, UK