Introduction to Immunology

A two day course for those seeking a grounding in immunology. The course will be informal but intensive with limited numbers and a high level of staffing to encourage interaction, questions and discussion.

Programme to include:

Introduction to the cells & their organs
The nature & diversity of antigen receptors
The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) organisation & polymorphism
Function of the MHC in antigen processing & presentation
Effector functions - Fc receptors & complement
Cytokines & cell-mediated immunity
Adhesion molecules
Transplant & tumour immunology
Infection and immunity