Date：23 July (Friday)
Time: 09:00 – 10:30 (GMT+8)
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
University of Colorado
Charles A. Dinarello is Distinguished Professor of Medicine 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. He is known as a founding father of the field of cytokines having identified IL‑1α and IL‑1β in 1974, purified IL‑1β to homogenity and established the specific activity of IL‑1β in 1977. He reported the first cDNA for IL‑1β in 1984. Dr. Dinarello has published over 1000 original research articles on the IL‑1 family and related 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 is a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute (Israel) and Ben Gurion University (Israel). He has received several awards including the Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine (Germany), Albany Prize in Medical Research (USA), Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Sweden), Paul Ehrlich Prize (Germany) and the Novartis Prize in Clinical Immunology (Switzerland), Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashdid al Maktoum Award (United Arab Emirates), Carol Nachman Prize (Germany), Drexel Prize in Immunology (USA) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Eicosanoid Foundation for his pioneering studies on the role of lipids in cytokine-mediated inflammation. In 2020, he received the Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science (Taiwan). Dr. Dinarello has has honorary degrees from the University of Marseille (France), the Weizmann Institute (Israel), the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and Roosevelt University (USA), Albany Medical College (USA), Radboud University (Netherlands), Trinity College (Ireland), University of Bonn (Germany) and Aarhus University (Denmark). The Institute for Scientific Information listed Dinarello as the world's 4th most-cited scientist during the 20 years 1983-2002. In 2009, Dr. Dinarello established the Interleukin Foundation, an educational foundation that supports research on cytokines, particularly by young scientists. He donates the monies from his awards and prizes to the Interleukin Foundation (interleukinfoundation.org).