BIO-479 / 5 credits

Teacher:

Language: English

Remark: pas donné en 2021-22


Summary

The students acquire advanced level knowledge regarding the functioning of the (vertebrate) immune system. A strong focus is placed on the molecular mechanisms underlying innate and adaptive immune responses and their implications for medicine.

Content

Keywords

  • Immune cell subsets
  • Pattern recognition receptors
  • Signal transduction
  • T cell differentitation
  • Antigen processing and presentation
  • B cell regulation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Biology I, II

Basic knowledge in immunology is helpful.

Recommended courses

Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire II & III.

Important concepts to start the course

  • cellular biology
  • pathogens

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Recall knowledge of the immune response
  • Assess / Evaluate the value and accuracy of primary scientific research
  • Use available resources to generate an oral report on a immunological topic
  • Propose strategies of translational immunity

Transversal skills

  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.

Teaching methods

  • Online lectures
  • Preparation and oral presentations of review articles and of primary research articles

Expected student activities

  • Revision of course content
  • Presentation of scientific topic

Assessment methods

  • Written assessment of acquired knowledge in an exam format
  • Oral presentation

Supervision

Assistants Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Immunology - advances and therapeutic implications
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Immunology - advances and therapeutic implications
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    CM012
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15   MXG110 
15-16   MXG110 
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 14h - 15h: Lecture MXG110

Thursday, 15h - 17h: Exercise, TP MXG110

Friday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CM012