B15
Course Coordinator: 
Hiroki Ishikawa
Immunology
Description: 

In this course, students will learn basic principles of immunology including the cellular and molecular mechanism of innate and adaptive immunity. The course also provides the clinical importance of immunology in various diseases such as HIV/AIDS, autoimmunity and allergy. Then, students will learn how the immune response can be manipulated by vaccination to combat infectious diseases and cancer.

Detailed Syllabus: 
  1. Basic concepts in immunology
  2. Innate immunity
  3. Antigen recognition by B-cell and T-cell receptors
  4. The generation of lymphocyte antigen receptors
  5. Antigen presentation to T lymphocytes
  6. Signaling through immune system receptors
  7. The development and survival of lymphocytes
  8. T cell-mediated immunity
  9. The humoral immune response
  10. Dynamics of adaptive immunity
  11. The mucosal immune system
  12. Failures of host defense mechanism
  13. Allergy and Hypersensitivity
  14. Autoimmunity and Transplantation
  15. Manipulation of the immune response
Aim: 
This lecture series introduces the basic principles and current research in immunology.
Course Type: 
Elective
Credits: 
2
Assessment: 
Report 50%; Final exam 50%
Reference Book: 
Immunobiology 8 edn, by Kenneth Murphy (2012) Garland Science