Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Infection meets Immunity

when 4 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 750

This course illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human host. The course will start by refreshing your knowledge in Immunology and Microbiology. Themes that will be discussed include; Memory in the Immune System, Immune Tolerance, Intracellular Pathogens, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Bacteriology and Public Health. The second part of the program is dedicated to those areas where infection and immunity meet, such as Vaccines and Microbial Immune Evasion. On the final day you can apply all your knowledge in a scientific debate within the central theme: Infection meets Immunity. During this course there will be network opportunities with professors, senior scientists and clinicians of the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) and the Veterinary Faculty and tours through all facilities.

Course leader

Dr. Erna J.G. van Wilsem

Target group

The program is intended for master students and starting PhD-students. It is necessary to have a course certificate in Immunology and/or Microbiology or courses with similar content.

Course aim

Utrecht University has a strong history in research Infection and Immunity. It is home to some world-wide expert research teams in this area. The aim of this course is to familiarize you in depth with the scientific knowledge in the field of Infection and Immunity. After this course students will be able to relate immunological principles and clinical consequences and will have knowledge about bacterial and viral related diseases. Especially on those areas were infection meets immunity.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 750: • € 750 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 415 - Course + course materials


A limited number of scholarships for the Infection meets Immunity course are available for participants from outside Europe. The scholarship consists of a fee waiver by the amount of 400 euros. Requests for scholarships should be sent to the course direct

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