Course Information

BE6013 Molecular Immunology

Credits: 3.00

Description:
This course familiarizes students with the body of research that underpins the present understanding of the molecular basis and the cellular interactions that regulate the immune responses. The principal learning tool is the reading and discussion of research papers in immunology by a small group of students supervised by a faculty member, who is active in the specific research area. Topics covered include antibody structure, B-cell development, T-cell structure and development, T-cell-MHC interaction, MHC structure and antigen processing, complement chemistry, complement and Fc receptor structure and function, transplantation immune-genetics, mucosal immunology and allergic reactions.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate biochemistry.