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
Cell and Developmental Biology - LIFE95005
The course aims to provide an integrated understanding of the regulation of development in animals and plants. Studies will focus especially on the underlying cellular and molecular biology processes. Particular attention will be given to the initiation and regulation of recognisable developmental features of animal and plant body plans during embryogenesis and in later life. Selected case studies will consider recent research breakthroughs, the role of the environment in development and how organisms interact to modify each others’ development.