Experimental Immunology

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Doel vak

This course will further extend the basic immunological knowledge
obtained in the bachelor courses ‘Immunologie’ or ‘Celbiologie en
Immunologie’ and will prepare the students for
immunology internships and the master specialization Immunology.
The aim of the course is to:
• Acquire practical experience in immunological techniques
• Acquire theoretical knowledge about immunological techniques and model
systems, how to address immunological questions and how to interpret
experimental results.
• Advance immunological knowledge about many aspects of the innate and
adaptive immune system
• Learn to communicate findings by giving an oral seminar

Inhoud vak

Lectures, experimental training (practica) and presentations
• Lectures which will address immunological techniques and current
immunological research models (17 hours).
• Experimental training to gain ‘hands-on’ experience with immunological
techniques (30 hours).
• Students will have to give an oral presentation on a immunological
subject (3 hours plus preparation).
• Self study


Immunology lectures and experimental training. Attendance of
experimental training and presentations is compulsory. Attendance of
lectures is highly recommended.


Written exam with open questions (90%), experimental training (pass),
oral presentation of assignment (10%). A minimum of 5,50 for both
written exam and oral presentation is required in order to pass.

Vereiste voorkennis

Since this is an advanced immunology course, students should have passed
the bachelor course 'Immunologie (AB_1144)' (Biomedical Sciences) or
'Celbiologie en Immunologie' (Gezondheid en Leven) or a related course.


Parham: The Immune System, 4th edition.
Additional literature and experimental protocols will be supplied by
Canvas two weeks before the start of the course.


3rd year Bachelor students Biomedical Sciences that have passed the
course ‘Immunologie' and 3rd year Bachelorstudents Gezondheid en Leven
who have passed the course 'Celbiologie en Immunologie' and have chosen
the biomedical or clinical variant.

Overige informatie

Maximum number participants: 80

dr. J.M.M. den Haan, dr. ing. S.J. van Vliet, dr. M. Westers, dr. A. van
der Sar and others

This course is part of a minor and has a maximum number of participants.
Students taking the whole minor have priority.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Parham: The Immune System, Chapters 1-10

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1055
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator drs. K. Brouwer
Examinator dr. J.M.M. den Haan
Docenten drs. K. Brouwer

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