IMMU 004 | Cellular Immunology
February 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM – February 26, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Immunology uncover the study of the immune system, it’s biological meaning and the close relationship with other organ systems. The goal of this course is to get closer to the fundamental pillars of Immunology. In particular, we are going to understand the cellular and molecular partners participating in the orchestration of an immune response.
LECTURE AND VIRTUAL LABORATORY TOPICS
Cells of the adaptive immune system and of the innate immune system; special focus on B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes; Interactions between antibodies and antigens; Genes encoding antibodies; Immunological memory and the mechanisms involved in recall responses; The Major Histocompatibility complex (MHC) and how it controls adaptive immune response; Immunological tolerance and how the immune system is kept under control; Immunotherapy; How to generate and produce monoclonal antibodies; Using a flow cytometer for the analysis of cells of the immune system; Immunological assays (T cell proliferation, cytotoxic T lymphocyte cell assays, Western Blotting/Immunostaining, ELISA); The Mucosal Immune System.