The use of immunological approaches in human and veterinary medicine, biotechnology and pharmacy has revolutionized the development of new immunological tools in the last four decades. This course will cover the development and application of classic and newer principles in immunology currently being used in the medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and basic research fields. This course will provide detailed insights into principles and applications of the antibody-antigen interactions, innate and adaptive immunity, immune cells and organs, in vitro and in vivo immune approaches being used in diagnostics and therapy for medical and biotechnology purposes. The topics developed in this course will include immunological approaches and development of tools to study.
Upon completion of this course, students will understand:
- Humoral responses and their applications for diagnostics and therapy
- Basic overview and use of innate immunity and its application to vaccine development
- Basic overview of the acquired immunity: antigen presentation and T cell activation/memory.
- Importance of the acquired immunity in host protection and its application to vaccine development.
- Failures of the immune system and current immunotherapeutic approaches to repair them.