Course B226/08 Molecular Immunology

ECTS: 2

Course leader: Thomas Vorup-Jensen

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: BIO

Course fee: 2,400.00 DKK

Max seats: 25

Applicants: 28

Status: Course is closed for applications

Semester: Spring 2021

Application deadline: 23/03/2021

Start date: 20/04/2021

Administrator: Annette Poulsen

Title: Molecular Immunology

Reg.nr: B226/08

is being offered being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2021.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The aim of the course is to give some insights into the molecular mechanisms of immunology.

Learning outcomes: Based on the selected examples presented in the course, a the student should

  1. Receive a better understanding of how functions of the immune system is studied at the molecular level
  2. Understand the connection between molecular mechanisms and immunodeficiencies
  3. Understand the connection between molecular mechanisms and chronic inflammation disorders and how to treat them
  4. Receive a better understanding of the connection between cancer and functions of the immune system, including cancer therapy
  5. Be able to better contemplate quantitative aspects of molecular mechanisms and functions of the immune system

Contents: In the past 20 years, a vast expansion has been achieved in the possibilities of treating diseases where the immune system is involved in pathogenic mechanisms. Historically immunotherapy was largely focused on vaccination to fight microbial infections. More recently it has become possible to attenuate the immune response in chronic inflammation disorders, in particular through the use of "biological therapy". Here the pharmacologically active ingredient is often function-blocking monoclonal antibodies, which targets molecular mechanisms of the inflammatory response in a highly specific manner. Similar approaches also now play a role in cancer treatment.

By presenting research made in Aarhus University the lecture course will present both methodological aspects of research in the inflammatory response as well as up-to-date scientific findings. In this way participants may both acquire insight on recent scientific developments as well as being offered the opportunity of networking with local researchers and students with shared research interests.

In addition to the lectures, time is allocated after each presentation to permit a thorough discussion between students and the presenter.

Language: English

Instructors: Various

Dates and times: 20 - 22 April 2021 from 9:00 - 16:00

Place: Det Blå Auditorium (1266-222), The Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 20 April 2021 09:00 - 16:00
  • 21 April 2021 09:00 - 16:00
  • 22 April 2021 09:00 - 16:00