CIG 30th Oppenheim Memorial Symposium (Overview)


To attend the symposium by WebEx, please use this link below:

The Cytokine Interest Group 30th Anniversary Symposium - A tribute Joost Oppenheim - From Lymphodrek to defined molecules: cytokines, alarmins, and chemokines

Hybrid event

Date: March 27 (Monday), 2023

This one-day hybrid symposium is hosted by the NIH/FDA-Cytokine Interest Group to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Cytokine Interest Group, and as a tribute to the late Dr. Joost Oppenheim (NCI) - a giant in cytokine and chemokine research - who passed away on May 14, 2022. The symposium will feature cutting-edge research in cytokine immunology by leading scientists in the field, and further highlight the legacy of Dr. Oppenheim as a mentor, colleague, and NIH researcher.


  • Adit Ben-Baruch, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Rachel Caspi, NEI
  • Xin Chen, University of Macau, China
  • Charles Dinarello, University of Colorado
  • Scott Durum, NCI
  • Josh Farber, NIAID
  • Heather Hickman, NIAID
  • Alberto Mantovani, Humanitas University, Italy
  • Kouji Matshushima, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Kat Mayer-Barber, NIAID
  • Dan McVicar, NCI
  • Phil Murphy, NIAID
  • Alan Sher, NIAID
  • Stefanie Vogel, University of Maryland
  • Ning Zhang, Peking University Health Science Center, China.
  • De Yang, NCI