BMB208: Cancer immunology
The course has limited entry. The following criterias are taken into consideration when seats are assigned.
- PhD students after time of enrollment
- Students with the most ECTS from their master
- Students who follows master courses concurrent with their bachelor programme (dispensation to 30 ECTS Master courses)
knowledge of basic immunology
able to use retrieve and use new literature on (auto)immunology
- It is an advantage if courses on autoimmunology
(BMB201) and infection immunology (BMB806) have been completed.
- Give the competence to understand and present problems and new results in molecular cancer immunology
- Give skills to read and present articles and to define and carry out projects in molecular cancer immunology
- Give knowledge and understanding of molecular cancer immunology.
- Give competence to relate basic knowledge and current research results to future research.
Expected learning outcome
The learning objectives of the course is that
the student demonstrates the ability to:
basic mechanisms in immunological self/non-self discrimination (immune
surveillance), including immune check points, immunogenic versus
non-immunogenic cell death
the role of innate and adaptive immunity in cancer immunology
cancer in molecular terms (hallmarks of cancer)
tumor-associated antigens, tumor rejection antigens, oncofetal antigens, cancer
testis antigens, etc.
basic principles of diagnosis and immunotherapy of cancer
and understand new scientific literature on molecular cancer immunology
- present current issues and problems in molecular
cancer immunology research
- Immunological recognition of cancer cells (immune surveillance) compared with immunological self/non-self discrimination
- Innate and adaptive immunity in cancer immunology
- Oncogenic viruses and immunity to these
- Immunogenic versus non-immunogenic cell death
- Hallmarks in development of cancer
- Diagnostics of cancer and paraneoplastic diseases
- Immunotherapy of cancer
- Cancer vaccines
Exam element a)
Indicative number of lessons
At the faculty of science, teaching is organized after the three-phase model ie. intro, training and study phase.
The course combines lectures, reading of original articles, examinatories with article presentations, laboratory exercises and individual projects.
Activities during the studyphase: Reading of articles, literature searching, article presentations, individual project.