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Elective Courses

   
 

FIRST offers a number of „Elective Courses“ of which you should select at least 2 during your PhD period.


Crash Course – Basics in Molecular and Clinical Immunology

Topics: innate immunity & adaptive immunity;
Hyperactive immune system: Tolerance and Allergy, Chronic Inflammation, Autoimmunity and Transplantation;
Hypoactive immune system: Immune Deficiencies ;
Tumour, immune therapy and NK cells and stem cell transplantation

Duration:

usually 2 full days



Lipids in Healths & Diseases & Lipid Pharmacology

Topics: Endocannabinoids in the vascular system; Leukotrienes and atherosclerosis
Prostanoids and nociceptor sensitisation by lipids
Cannabinoids in nociception and neuroimmune interaction and nerve injury

Duration:

6 hours

 


From Target to Drug

Topics: History, biology and clinical relevance of the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNFα;
the development and use of TNFα blocking agents as anti-inflammatory drugs

Duration:

usually 4x 2 hours including Journal Club



Pain Research – from animals to humans

Topics: various forms of pain, pain models, pain pharmacology

Duration:

usually ½ day



Molecular Virology

Topics: Structure and replication strategies of viruses, Simple and compley retroviruses
Viruses as gene transfer vehicles and expression systems, Immune reactions to viruses
Vaccinia virus, Hepadna viruses, herpes virus, Virus evolution

Duration:

usually 2x ½ day




Tumour Biology

Topics: Cancer – growth control and signalling, Stem cells and cancer stem cells,
Tumour immunology, Leukaemia and lymphoma
Genomic integrity and cancer, Multistep tumourigenesis
Cancer treatment

Duration:

usually 6x 2hours, including Journal Club



Biopharmaceuticals

Topics: Peptides, oncolytic viruses, immunization, vector viruses, antibodies, si RNA, RNA and DNA aptoamers, cytokines, coagulation factiors, muteins

Duration:

usually 10x 1 hour

 


Cardiovascular Course

Topics: regulation of vascular tone, endothelial dysfunction, platelet function, angiogenesisi, atherosclerosis, hypertension

Duration:

usually 10x 1 hour



Regenrative Medicine

Topics: stem cells in regenerative medicine, hematopoetic stem cells, reprogrammed stem cells

Duration:

N/A



If you wish to join a course, please contact Brigitte Held () for more information.


 

 


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