IMAGE: For 30 years, the Milstein Awards have represented the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research and are conferred each year by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society… view more
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The International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) announced today that the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award has been bestowed on two world leaders in deciphering the role of innate immunity in the host immune response. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhD, and Luke O’Neill, PhD, will share the 2018 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Cytokine and Interferon Research (“The Milstein Award”). The 30th “Milstein Award” ceremony will be held at Cytokines 2018, the 6th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society on Saturday, October 27, in Boston, USA. The Milstein Award recognizes achievements by biomedical research scientists who have made outstanding contributions to cytokine and interferon research, either in a basic or applied field.
Interferons and cytokines are involved in all biological processes and play a critical role in the development and progression of many diseases including cancer, viral diseases, and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Indeed, interferon has been called “evolution’s first
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