Immunology and Infectious DiseasesSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course provides you with an overall understanding of the human immune system. It emphasizes different immune phases and modalities necessary to help fight infections. It provides examples of clinically relevant infectious agents to illustrate and analyze immune responses leading to health or disease. In addition, this course highlights immunological methods utilized to monitor the course of infections and to develop vaccines. Knowledge acquired in this course is used to analyze several concrete clinical examples, such as the immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.


Chenhong Lin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D., Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.