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.