Keynote Speakers

  • Charles Dinarello, University of Colorado Denver, USA

Charles A. Dinarello is Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Professor of Experimental Medicine at Radboud University in the Netherlands.  Dr. Dinarello received his medical degree from Yale University, clinical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and from 1971‑77, he was at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.  He is considered one of the founding fathers of cytokines and was the first to identify Interleukin-1.  He has published over 900 original research articles on inflammatory cytokines, particularly on IL‑1, the IL‑1 Family of cytokines.  Dinarello is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.  He has received honorary degrees from the University of Marseille (France), the Weizmann Institute (Israel), the University of Frankfurt (Germany), Roosevelt University (USA), Albany Medical College (USA), Radboud University (Netherlands), Trinity College (Ireland) and the University of Bonn (Germany).  For his contributions to the field of cytokines and medicine Dinarello received the Albany Prize in Medical Research (USA), the Crafoord Prize (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences), the Paul Ehrlich Prize (Germany), the Novartis Prize in Clinical Immunology (Switzerland) and the Tang Prize (Taiwan).  Dr. Dinarello donates the monies from his prizes to The Interleukin Foundation, a charitable foundation he established in 2009, which supports research on cytokines, particularly to young investigators.


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