Course catalogue doctoral education - VT24

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Title Molecular Immunology
Course number 3114
Programme Allergi, immunologi och inflammation (Aii)
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2023-10-02 -- 2023-10-13
Responsible KI department Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi
Specific entry requirements Basic knowledge in immunology corresponding to the learning outcomes of the courses “Basic immunology”.
Purpose of the course This course is an extension of the Basic Immunology course and is suitable for students who already have some background knowledge of immunology. The aim of the course is to expose students to the molecular aspects of the immune responses.
Intended learning outcomes After the course, the student should be able to relate their own research project to the cutting-edge developments in other areas of immunology research. Furthermore, they should be able to present novel information about an immunological problem or a specific technique.
Contents of the course The course covers topics of immune cellular interactions, immune cell signalling as well as the role of epigenetics and genetics in determining immune responses and immune cell development. Students will be asked to study an immunological method or problem deeply at the theoretical level.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, seminars and oral presentations. The course is given over 2 weeks. Invited national and international lecturers give their views on selected problems, or techniques, in immunology. The seminars take off from basic facts, and after that the speakers move on to current problems, and focus on both scientific and methodological aspects. During the course the students will be expected to present orally selected topics within the field of immunology focusing on molecular events important in the development or maintenance of immune responses. At the end of the course, the students will write an essay on these methods or problems.
Compulsory elements Oral presentation of selected topics. If a student misses the presentation, a special presentation with the course leader will be arranged.
Examination Oral presentation of selected topics and a final written exam based upon take home essay questions. These questions cover current problems, theories in immunology or relate the student'äs own research to cutting edge developments in the other areas of immunology research.
Literature and other teaching material Reading standard text books in immunology, such as Janeway, Immunobiology 9th edition, is recommended but not required. Review articles pertinent to the subject are handed out by the lecturers. During the group work, specific articles on the immunological problems or techniques are recommended.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information Course will be held on the Solna campus and online
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Course responsible Benedict Chambers
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Contact person Nadir Kadri
Institutionen för medicin, Solna