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UE Advanced immunology and diseases

Head : Mathias Faure, Yann Leverrier

6 ECTS Credits

 

The course will provide a deep insight into the immune system function in health and diseases. The immune system is a complex, diverse, dynamic and highly organized multicellular and biochemical system that protect us against infections and cancers.  Deregulation of the immune system induces autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Topics will cover: biology of the immune system, immune responses against microbes, communication within the immune system, animal models of immune diseases, autoimmune diseases, immuno-deficiencies, hypersensitivity, tumour immunology, learning to harness the immune system to combat microbes and cancer, genetics and development of the immune system. The course will provide a high-quality, comprehensive coverage of many facets of basic and translational immunology research.

Sessions content will ensure an opening on basic, clinical and industrial research by bringing together academic research scientists, clinicians and private research scientists.

Students will gain a broad understanding of how the immune system develops, functions and dysfunctions and can be manipulated to maintain human health.