Cellular and Molecular Immunology

Cellular and Molecular Immunology for Spring 2013
Course code 3024260
Credits 2 credits
Organizers Dr. Steve Roffler
Textbook Immunobiology, Janeway et al; 7th edition
Time Friday 10:00-11:50 am
Place Rm. N401, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica


  Date Topic Lecture
  02/18 YMU semester break  
1. 02/22 Basic Concepts in Immunology – Ch 1 Sho-Tone Lee
2. 03/01 Innate Immunity – Ch 2 Fang Liao
3. 03/08 The Generation of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors – Ch 4 Li-Der King
4. 03/15 Antigen recognition by B-cell and T-cell receptors – Ch 3 Steve Roffler
5. 03/22 Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes – Ch 5 Wu-Shiun Hou
6. 03/29 Signaling through Immune System Receptors – Ch 6 Ming-Zong Lai
  04/05 Sweeping Tomb Day  
7. 04/12 The Development and Survival of Lymphocytes – Ch 7 Kuo-I Lin
8. 04/19 T-cell Mediated Immunity – Ch 8 Nan-Shih Liao
9. 04/26 Mid-term Exam Organizer
10. 05/03 The Humoral Immune Response – Ch 9 Steve Roffler
11. 05/10 Dynamics of Adoptive Immunity – Ch 10 Nan-Shih Liao
12. 05/17 Allergy and Hypersensitivity (II) – Ch 13 Shuen-lu Hung
13. 05/24 Allergy and Hypersensitivity (I) – Ch 13 Tse-Wen Chang
14. 05/31 Failures of Host Defense Mechanisms – Ch 12 Yi-Ling Lin
15. 06/07 Autoimmunity and Transplantation – Ch 14 Shih-Liang Hsieh
16. 06/14 Manipulation of the Immune Response/ Cytokines – Ch 15 Jeffrey Yen
17. 06/21 Final Exam Organizer

This class is designed to provide graduate students with a basic understanding of immunology. It is especially appropriate for those students who have not yet taken an immunology course or for those students who wish to reinforce their basic immunological training.

Topics include basic concepts in immunology, innate immunity, antigen recognition by B-cell and T-cell receptors, the generation of lymphocyte antigen receptors, antigen presentation to T lymphocytes, signaling through immune system receptors, the development and survival of lymphocytes, T-cell mediated immunity, the humoral immune response, dynamics of adoptive immunity, failures of host defense mechanisms, allergy and hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and transplantation and manipulation of the immune response/ cytokines.

For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Roffler.