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Immunology & Immunotherapy

Learn basics of immunology, cell-growth and immuno-modulation mechanisms.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibiting negative immune regulation.


In this course, we focus on physiological functioning of immune system under both normal and disease condition. Immunotherapy is now considered a pillar of treatment in medical science. This course will introduce and build upon concepts of immunology in a biomedically relevant manner. You will learn about principles and mechanisms that enable our bodies to fight and respond to pathogens.


  • Understand the components and coordination of Innate and Adaptive immune systems to fight pathogens
  • Learn mechanisms of faltering immune system leading to immune disorders and autoimmunity
  • Significance of harnessing the potential of body’s immune system for cancer therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Introduce topics & technologies like

  • Types of immune cells
  • Innate and Adaptive immunity
  • Allegies and autoimmunity
  • Vaccination
  • Cancer Immunothearpy
  • Biologics and cell therapies (CAR T cell & NK cell therapy)
  • Precision medicine
  • Omics technologies (genomics, proteomics)
  • CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing, etc)
  • Bioinformatics
Career counseling about an increasingly wide range of available careers, including research (academic & Pharmaceutical company based), teaching, Medical practitioners, to name a few.

Activities & Credits

Poster Making
Students learn to make high quality science posters & hone their presentation skills.
Learn to draft scientific write-ups with clear and convincing narratives.
Outstanding students also get opportunities for long-term projects with mentors.

Tumour Immunology and Immunotherapy - By Nature