PhD Course Advanced Immunology

With this post graduate course, you will further extend your knowledge on recent developments in immunology and their insight in scientific questions and approaches in immunological research. Topics include molecules, mediators, cells involved in immune responses; antigen-processing; regulation of immune responses; effector mechanisms; infectious diseases, cancer, autoimmunity and allergy. The course is strictly meant for PhD students working on projects that require substantial knowledge of principles in immunology.

Registration will open in 2021

The aim of the course is to further extend the knowledge on recent developments in immunology and to contribute to insight in scientific questions and approaches in immunological research.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the course of 2021 will be postponed until June 2021. Please sent an e-mail to events@vumc.nl to be placed on the mailing list and for receiving updated information about the course.

Topics:

  • molecules (MHC, antigen receptors, co-stimulatory molecules, adhesion molecules)
  • mediators (cytokines, chemokines, hormones) and cells (T and B lymphocytes, antigen-presenting cells, innate cells) involved in immune responses
  • antigen-processing
  • regulation of immune responses
  • effector mechanisms
  • infectious diseases, cancer, autoimmunity and allergy

Participants of the course should have a good basic knowledge of immunology (Cuby, Janeway, Parham) such as obtained during graduate training.

In the morning, lectures will be given on selected topics. In the afternoon, more active participation of the PhD students is asked in discussions on selective immunological items.

Target group

The course is strictly meant for PhD students working on projects that require substantial knowledge of principles in immunology.  It is advised to attend this course in the first year of the PhD project.

The course is NOT allowed for senior scientists, post-docs, technicians, analytical chemists, doctor researchers or other researchers that are not involved in a PhD project.

Dates

June 2021

Venue

First week:  Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Second week:  Sanquin, Plesmanlaan 125, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Course Committee

  • ·         Martijn Nolte (Dept. of Hematopoiesis Sanquin)
  • ·          Bianca Blom (Dept. Experimental Immunology, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC)
  • ·         Joke den Haan (Dept Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, Amsterdam AMC, location VUmc)

Cancellation

Cancellation of your registration may only be done in writing at the latest one month prior to the first day of the course. We will refund the amount due except Euro 35,- administration fee. After this date, no amount will be refunded.