Turnus of offer:
each winter semester
Course of studies, specific field and terms:
- Master Infection Biology 2018 (compulsory), Infection Biology, 1st semester
- Master Infection Biology 2012 (compulsory), Infection Biology, 1st semester
Classes and lectures:
- Immunology (lecture, 2 SWS)
- Immunology (seminar, 2 SWS)
- 60 Hours in-classroom work
- 120 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
- History of Immunology.
- Hematopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cells.
- Cells of the innate immune system.
- Immune sensing by cell-bound pattern recognition systems.
- Immune sensing by soluble pattern recognition systems.
- B cells, gene rearrangement and antibodies.
- MHC, antigen presentation and T cell activation.
- T cell subsets, functions and regulation.
- Cytokine receptors and signaling.
- Soluble mediators and cell trafficking.
- Mucosal immunity.
- The immune response in allergy.
- The immune response in autoimmune diseases.
- Introduction: Basic mechanisms of immune defense against pathogens.
- The impact of the microbiome on innate and adaptive immune responses.
- Immune mechanisms in infection with extracellular bacteria.
- Immune mechanisms in infection with intracellular bacteria.
- Immune mechanisms in infection with pathogenic protozoa, nematodes, trematodes and cestodes.
- Immune mechanisms in infection with DNA and RNA viruses.
- The Sepsis syndrome.
- Vaccination strategies to prevent infections.
- Immune mechanisms related to fungal infections.
- Understanding the basics in Immunology
- Understanding the immune mechanisms in infection
- Employing principles of immunology for studies in infection-immunology
- written exam
- Marked presentation
Responsible for this module:
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Karsten
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rudolf Manz
- PD Dr. rer. nat. Yves Laumonnier
- Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Köhl
- PD Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Reiling
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Tautz
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Taube
- Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Hölscher
- Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Friedrich
- Kenneth Murphy: Janeway's Immunobiology
If both module parts are passed successfully, the final grade is calculated from the weighted partial grades as follows: 33.33% seminar, 66.67% written exam.
The total amount of time allocated to a written examination is usually between 60 and 180 minutes (Examination Regulations).
Letzte Änderung: 13.12.2022