Netherlands, Utrecht

Infection Meets Immunity

when 17 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

This course illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human and the animal host. You will meet our local experts, follow lectures at an advanced level, visit our state-of-the-art facilities and go on a field trip to the first Microbe-Zoo in the world. After this course you will be able to relate immunological principles and clinical consequences and will have knowledge about bacterial and viral infectious diseases. We will stress that part of the field where insight in infectious diseases and understanding of the immunological principles is equally important: There where infection meets immunity.

Utrecht University has a very strong and long history in fundamental and translational research on Infection and Immunity; it is home to many worldwide expert research teams in this area. During this course you will meet these experts, senior and young talented people, follow lectures at an advanced level, visit our state-of-the-art facilities and go on a field trip to Micropia-ARTIS, the first Microbe-Zoo, worldwide, in the center of Amsterdam. The Utrecht Medical Students Associastion SAMS offers tours through the University Hospital and our various prestigious medical training facilities. Also a visit to the Veterinary Faculty and their facilities is part of the program.

The course will start by refreshing your knowledge on immunology and microbiology. The subsequent more advanced and specialized lectures will cover topics such as memory in the immune system, immune tolerance, intracellular pathogens, clinical immunology, clinical bacteriology and public health. Furthermore you will gain insight in those areas where infection and immunity meet, such as vaccines and microbial immune evasion. Finally you can apply your knowledge in a scientific debate within our central theme: Infection meets Immunity.

Course leader

Prof. dr. J.A.G. van Strijp

Course aim

The aim of this course is to familiarize you in depth with the scientific knowledge in the field of Infection and Immunity.

Fee info

EUR 500: Course + course materials
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional)

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