Advanced Immunology

Goal:
This course aims to further extend participant’s knowledge of recent developments in immunology and to improve the understanding of key scientific questions and approaches in immunological research.

Format:
This two-week, full-time course runs once a year. One week is spent at the VU University Medical Center (VUmc), the other at Sanquin. Lectures are given on selected topics by a variety of national experts, but also by some excellent international speakers. The lectures are combined with discussions on immunological topics, master classes and social activities.

Scheduled dates:
January 29 thru February 9, 2018

Content:
Topics include: molecules (MHC, antigen receptors, co-stimulatory molecules, adhesion molecules), mediators (cytokines, chemokines, hormones), and cells (T and B lymphocytes, antigen-presenting cells, natural immune cells) involved in immune responses; antigen processing; regulation of immune responses; effector mechanisms; infectious diseases, cancer, autoimmunity and allergy.

Target audience:
AMC PhD candidates with a good basic knowledge of immunology (Cuby, Janeway), as obtained during graduate training. It is advised that PhD candidates attend this course in the first year of their PhD projects.

Language:
The course is given in English.

Certificate:
To qualify for the certificate, a participant must attend all lectures and workshops, and complete all assignments satisfactorily. Attendance is registered.

Study load:
80 hours, which is comparable to 2.9 ECTS points.

Number of participants:
Maximum 60 per course.

Costs:
The costs are published at VU Amstel Academie.

Course committee:

Mw. B. Blom / Dept. of Celbiology & Histology (AMC) / tel. +31 (0)20 566 8105
Dr. M.A. Nolte / Adaptive Immunity Lab; Department of Hematopoiesis (Sanquin Research) / tel. +31 (0)20 512 3377
Dr. JMM den Haan/ Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology(VUmc) / tel. +31 (0)20 444 8058

Application:

Only through online registration at VU Amstel Academie. E-mails will not be processed.
To receive the flyer and registration link, please send an e-mail to events@vumc.nl. The mailing is sent in October/November.

More information:
VU Amstel Academie / tel. +31 (0)20 444 8444

Contact

AMC Graduate School
E-mail
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 5663108