Immunology - LIFE95011
The course provides a detailed overview of the organisation, development and regulation of the immune system in health and disease. It assumes a basic knowledge of cell biology and immunology.
Advanced Topics in Immunity and Infection - LIFE96004
Integrative Cell Biology - LIFE95012
ICB will give students an understanding of how molecules, cells and organs are integrated intofunctional systems. Students should gain a deep appreciation of the principles of: cellcommunication (cell-surface receptor proteins and intracellular pathways), neuronalcommunication and the brain, the key concepts in the cell biology of development, the biology ofstem cells, and the constituent components and regulation of physiological processes within theimmune system. ICB will build on first year cell biology teaching and complement MacromolecularStructure and function 2.
Advanced Immunology - LIFE96003
This course follows on from the 2nd year Biological Sciences Immunology course. However, as Biochemistry students have not covered so much Immunology in their 2nd year, there will be two revision lectures to begin the course. The course will cover six main topics:
1. The cellular basis of detection and killing in mammalian innate immunity and comparative evolution of immune responses.
2. The molecular basis of innate immunity in plants and how it comapres to mammalian innate immunity
3. Innate lymphoid cells – where do they come from and what do they do
4. Mechanisms of cellular immunoregulation – the development, plasticity and function of regulatory T cells
5. The role of gut microbiota in regulating immune responses and in disease
6. Cancer immunology, the role of the immune system in cancer development and how we can use immunotherapies to treat cancer