This course provides you with an understanding of immunology and infectious diseases at an advanced level. You learn about the immune system and how it can fight infection. Examples of different types of clinically relevant infectious agents and which type of immunity they activate are provided. You also learn how an immune response can fail and how infectious agents can overcome the natural immune response and cause disease. In addition, the course illustrates how the immune response against these agents can be manipulated through the use of vaccines.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.