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Introduction to Immunology

A two day course for those seeking a grounding in immunology. The course will be informal but intensive with limited numbers and a high level of staffing to encourage interaction, questions and discussion.

Suitable for personnel from the pharmaceutical industry, the medical community and academic scientists.

Prior knowledge of immunology is not necessary although a scientific background is essential.

Programme to include:

  • Introduction to the cells & their organs
  • The nature & diversity of antigen receptors
  • The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) organisation & polymorphism
  • Function of the MHC in antigen processing & presentation
  • Effector functions - Fc receptors & complement
  • Cytokines & cell-mediated immunity
  • Adhesion molecules
  • Transplant & tumour immunology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Autoimmunity

A series of small group tutorials will be conducted, using discussion, graphic displays and experimental material, to illustrate immunological and cellular assays/techniques (raising an antibody, western & dot blots, ELISA, immunoaffinity purification, flow cytometry, immunohistology, cell separation, T cell activation & culture, cytokine & T cell assays).


For further information contact:
Email: sls dot ug at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: 024 765 28261


Course leaflet  


8-9 July 2019


£675 (£575 for NHS or University staff/full time students)