SBIK19002U Current and Experimental Immunology
MSc Programme in Biotechnology - semi compulsory
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine - semi compulsory
The course will focus on emerging knowledge in modern immunology, with special emphasis on the current research areas of interest to the biotech industry.
You will learn about the basic principles of the immune system
and how its regulation can be used to develop novel therapeutic
options and how the regulation can be influenced by environmental
factors, such as microorganisms and diet.
The practical course will focus on modern immunological techniques, which apart from basic techniques, will include cultivation and purification of leucocytes from blood and lymph organs, flow cytometry and molecular signaltransduction techniques.
The objective is to provide the student with an updated and applied knowledge about the immune system and its interaction with the environment.
The course we will focus on diseases caused by lack immune
regulation. This will include Allergy, Autoimmunity and Cancer and
the current/future treatment strategies.
The practical course will cover a variety of currently used molecular cellular immunological-techniques, which can also be used in non-immunological research. The course will also include critical reading and discussion of original research articles.
- State of the art knowledge about current immune based treatment of cancer, autoimmunity and allergy.
- Insight into novel immune regulatory mechanisms such as immunometabolism and microbiota.
- A basic understanding of how diet can influence the immune system.
- Insight in the molecular signal regulation of immunity, including cytokines and intracellular signal mechanisms.
- Perform immunological experiments, including critical
evaluation of the results.
Use immunologically founded reasoning on various scientific problems concerning health and related issues.
Use various immunologically and molecular techniques to solve questions raised in immunology and related fields.
Have acquired knowledge to discuss immunological literature, immunological problems, techniques and an updated knowledge of molecular immunology - both basic and more specialized areas.
Have a technical foundation to suggest experimental analysis of some immunological questions.
Janeway's Immunobiology, 9th edition.
Novel research articles
Manuals for practical course in Immunology.
- Theory exercises
- Practical exercises
The primary feedback will be given during the theoretical exercises and journal club. There will also be thorough interaction and feedback during the practical exercises.
Feedback on the reports will be given written or orally.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minOral presentation and discussion of immunological material
- Exam registration requirements
Approved practical course and at least 80% attendance in the practical course.
Submission of 4 out of 4 reports. Even if you did not participate in some parts of the practical exercise, it will still be possible to hand in the report.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Several internal examiners
If the requirement of approved practical course and at least 80% attendance in the practical part of the course is not fulfilled, the student must take the course again next year
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome