This course illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human host. You will meet the experts, follow lectures at an advanced level, visit our state-of-the-art facilities and go on a field trip to Micropia, the first museum of microbes, in the center of Amsterdam. After this course you will be able to relate immunological principles and clinical consequences and will have knowledge about bacterial and viral diseases, especially on those areas were infection meets immunity.
Utrecht University has a strong history in research on Infection and Immunity; it is home to worldwide expert research teams in this area. During this course you will meet the experts, follow lectures at an advanced level, visit our state-of-the-art facilities and go on a field trip to Micropia, the first museum of microbes, in the center of Amsterdam. The Utrecht Medical Students Associastion SAMS offers tours through the University Hospital and our various prestigious medical training facilities.
The course will start by refreshing your knowledge about Immunology and Microbiology. The subsequent more advanced and specialized lectures will cover topics such as Memory in the Immune System, Immune Tolerance, Intracellular Pathogens, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Bacteriology and Public Health. Furthermore you will gain insight in those areas where infection and immunity meet, such as Vaccines and Microbial Immune Evasion. Finally you can apply your knowledge in a scientific debate within the central theme: Infection meets Immunity.