Cell Biology and Immunology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY033-05
Vaknaam Cell Biology and Immunology
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Cell Biology and Immunology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) reproduce and explain the basic principles of cell communication, cytoskeleton, cell division, and cell death.
2) reproduce and explain the basic principles of multicellular development, tissue homeostasis cells and cancer
3) reproduce and explain the basic principles of immunology, including innate and acquired immune response, response pathways and immune disorders.
4) reproduce and explain the function of dendritic cells.
5) summarize the dynamic process of inflammation
6) distinguish between acute and chronic inflammation on the basis of the composition of the inflammatory infiltrate
7) recognize and name cells that are part of the innate and adaptive immune system
Omschrijving During the course the basic processes of cell biology and and an introduction in the basic principles and concepts of immunology will be addressed. The cell biology lectures follow up on the course basic cell biology and molecular biology, and include topics like signal transduction, cell-cell communication, cytoskeleton, cell movement, cell cycle, cell death, multicellular development, tissue homeostasis, stem cells and cancer. The immunology lectures start with a short history of immunity after which basic principles of immunity, innate immunity, acquired immunity, immune response pathways to bacteria and virusses, and disorders of the immunesystem will be addressed. The immunology part includes a magistral lecture on dendritic cells, and e-learning assignment on inflammation.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(LC-34hr; ASM-2hrs; Self-study 104hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Opdracht (AST)
(MC-100%; AST-0% (The exam consists of 40 multiple questions. Each question is valued equally. To pass a 55% knowledge level has to be attained (in this case, a minimum of 27 questions have to be answered correctly).))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. M.H.K. Linskens
Docent(en) prof. dr. P. Heeringa ,dr. M.H.K. Linskens ,prof. dr. G. van den Bogaart ,prof. dr. I.J. van der Klei
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
"Human Physiology: an integrated approach" Chapter 24 8th Dee, Unglaub and Silverthorn
"Molecular Biology of the Cell" Chapters 15-22 6th 2015 Alberts et al
Entreevoorwaarden Prior knowledge: Basic cell biology and molecular biology.

This course unit is only accessible to students enrolled in the Bachelor's programmes Biology or old curriculum Life Science & Technology. Students following other degree programmes cannot follow this course unit and will be unenrolled in Progress.
Opmerkingen The course expects prior knowledge from Basic cell biology and molecular biology

Guest lecturers: Dr J. Kamenz and Prof. H. van Goor

No maximum capacity
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Biology - Year 1 1 semester II a verplicht BN/BMS/ML
BSc Biology: major Behaviour and Neurosciences 1 semester II a verplicht
BSc Biology: major Biomedical Sciences 1 semester II a verplicht
BSc Biology: major Integrative Biology  (Semester 2, BN/BMS/ML route) 1 semester II a verplicht
BSc Biology: major Molecular Life Sciences 1 semester II a verplicht