Immunological methods: Immunoprecipitation in gel, qualitative and quantitative methods; immunoblotting; radio/enzymoimmuno-assay; immunohistology; immunization, isolation and characterisation/identification of antibodies; immune cell activation and detection, anaphylactic hypersensitivity and skin testing; detection of antigens in food-stuffs.
Immunochemistry: Immunoglobulin structure and function, transplant antigens (MHC proteins), antigen-antibody interactions, immunogenetics, the complement system.
Cellular immunology: Lymphoid cells and organs, cell differentiation, activation and interaction, effector cells, cytokines, immunoregulation.
Immunobiology: Immunity to infection, inflammation, immune disease, ontogeny and phylogeny of the immune system.
According to a reading list determined by the department. This list will be available at least five weeks before the start of the course.