Curriculum & Course Descriptions


BS7408 Current topics in immunology

Course Coordinator: Assistant Professor SU I-Hsin   (email:

Availability: Semester 1

Course will cover topics such as immunogenetics, the protein chemistry of complement, the molecular basis of leukocyte adhesion and migration, the role and regulation of protein kinases in immune responses, evasion of host immune response by pathogens, the biology of cytokines, producing nature’s protein chips: the MHCs and processing, the immune scavengers: macrophages and dendritic cells, transplantation immunology, and tumour immunity. Topics are subjected to changes.

Selected topics in immunology will be covered in greater depth. This course requires students to perform literature searches and reading of original publications and review articles on selected areas in immunology. Students are also required to participate actively in small group discussions, presentations, and report writings