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BT302 : Immunology

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Course Info

Course Category

Biotechnology

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Fakhra Liaqat
PhD
Ege University Izmir, Turkey

Course Contents

COURSE CONTENTS:
Overview of the immune system as the body’s main defense mechanism; elements of innate and acquired immunity; cells and organs of the immune
system; properties of antibodies and antigens together with their structure, function and interactions; genetics of antibody structure and diversity;
expression of immunoglobulin genes; VDJ recombination; antigen processing and presentation; major histocompatibility complex; monoclonal and
polyclonal antibodies; T-cell receptors, maturation, activation, and differentiation; B-cell generation, activation, and differentiation; complement
system, hypersensitivity, cytokines, resistance and immune response to infectious diseases, cell-mediated effector response, leukocyte migration and
inflammation, vaccines, diseases of the immune system