This course provides you with a fundamental 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. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Research background in genetic engineering, cardiovascular disease, regenerative medicine, and cancer. With DIS since 2017.