Course Identification

The interaction between the immune system and the environment: seminars in immunology
20243362

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Hagit Shapiro
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Course Schedule and Location

2024
Second Semester
Sunday, 11:15 - 13:00, FGS, Rm C
07/04/2024
07/07/2024

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Life Sciences: Seminar; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (ExCLS Track): Elective; 2.00 points

Comments

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Prerequisites

Basic course in immunology 

Restrictions

12

Language of Instruction

English

Registration by

14/09/2023

Attendance and participation

Expected and Recommended

Grade Type

Pass / Fail

Grade Breakdown (in %)

20%
10%
70%

Evaluation Type

Seminar

Scheduled date 1

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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

2

Syllabus

Will be determined 

Learning Outcomes

The students will gain knowledge through research studies in the field that focus on how immune cells interact with the environment. These studies will cover various aspects, such as how the immune system responds to an excessive intake of food, leading to obesity and metabolic diseases. The students will also be introduced to the concept of immunometabolism.

Another important topic to explore is the interaction between the gut microbiome and the host, and how this interaction affects both health and diseases.

A third area of study will delve into how the immune system's functioning is influenced by the time of the day, known as diurnal rhythmicity, and its implications for health and diseases.

Lastly, the students will be taught about the immune system's ability to sense the environment and the different mechanisms that underlie this sensing process.

Reading List

Will be determined 

Website

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