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Lecture_1-_overview_history imm250 - Immunity and Infection...

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Unformatted text preview: Immunity and Infection IMM250H Course Coordinators: Dr. Jen Gommerman, Assistant Professor, Dept. Immunology jen.gommerman@utoronto.ca Dr. Dana Philpott, Assistant Professor, Dept. Immunology dana.philpott@utoronto.ca Course Administrator and main contact person: Dr. Liliana Clemenza, Lecturer, Dept. Immunology liliana.clemenza@utoronto.ca MM250 Tutorials Location: room 3153, Medical Sciences Building. Time: 4-5pm. 5 tutorials are scheduled for IMM250, Spring Term 2009. Dates are: January 12, January 16 February 23 April 13 April 17 The rst two tutorials will be devoted to clarify issues related to the course organization, including assignments (choice of topics, submission, etc.). Text will be treated as a supplement to the lectures (chapters only 2 pages long). You are responsible for lecture material and material in text. Clickers are recommended for this course. Feb 24: MIDTERM Mar 3, 2009, Dr. Michael Ratcliffe: Being a B cell: how antibodies neutralize pathogens . Refer to: Chapters 16-20 Mar 10, 2009, Dr. Jen Gommerman: Location, Location, Location: coordinating immune cell encounters Refer to: Chapters 22-23 Mar 17, 2009, Dr. Jen Gommerman: Fine tuning the troops: priming the T cell response Refer to: Chapters 15, 11, 21 Mar 24, Dr. Tania Watts: I think Ive got the flu: emerging influenza variants Refer to: Chapter 25 Mar 31, 2009, Dr. Jen Gommerman: Horror Autotoxicus : mechanisms of autoimmune disease Refer to: Chapters 33-36 Apr 7, 2009, Dr. Dana Philpott: Building smarter vaccines Refer to: Chapters 44-45 IMM250H Immunity and Infection Lecture times: Tuesday 10-12 Spring term, Location Earth Science, 1050 Text: Flesh and Bones Immunology Matthew Helbert. First Edition Outline: Jan 6, 2009, Dr Jen Gommerman The Immune SystemThe Big Picture Refer to: Section 1 Jan 13, 2009, Dr Dana Philpott: Keeping the bad guys out: Natural barriers to infection. Refer to: Chapter 1 Jan 20, 2009, Dr Dana Philpott: Sensing the bad guys: Molecules that detect danger Refer to: Chapter 2 Jan 27, 2009, Dr Dana Philpott: Taking out the bad guys: innate immune anti-microbial strategies Refer to: Chapters 3-7 Feb 3, 2009, Dr Dana Philpott: Getting carried away: how innate immune responses can make us sick Refer to: Chapters 3-7, 24 Feb 10, 2009, Dr. Jen Gommerman: Growing an adaptive immune system Refer to: Chapters 8-10, 12, 15 Feb 17: READING WEEK MARK BREAKDOWN: A) Term Paper: 30 % Assignment: A 15 page double-spaced term paper on the disease/infection of choice. Include details (where applicable) on epidemiology, mode of transmission (for infectious disease), genetics (especially for autoimmune diseases), involvement of the immune system, evasion of the immune system (if applicable), treatments (current and potential)....
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