Infection II is the course following up on Infection I and is also separated in a virology, microbiology, and parasitology, but focusing on more specific aspects of those fields. In virology it focuses on anti-viral therapy and viral diseases; microbiology focuses on molecular mechanisms of pathology; parasitology focuses on different kinds of parasites. Additionally, it gives a basic introduction into hygiene.
As the consecutive course of Immunology I, this course focuses more on adaptive immunity, specifically on B and T cells. It describes the molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte development, cell-cell interaction, receptor signalling and subsets. Papers for each topic are also presented and discussed in the group to gain knowledge on the relevant methodology applied in the field of immunology.
This course focuses on tumor immunology and autoimmune diseases, covering basic concepts, molecular pathomechanisms, and treatment options in general and for specific diseases of these fields.
This course deals with regulations and legal aspects that are the basis for research in life sciences. It introduces important concepts, rules, and laws for scientific work, drug development, clinical trials, and biosafety.
This course consists of a separate part on research ethics taught by the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE)/Institute of Science and Ethics (IWE). It introduces basic ethical concepts and their application to current research questions. The second part on scientific writing focuses on conveying writing skills that are important for writing papers and protocols and general rules for clear writing.