NTNU course on Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammation

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Date(s) - 07/11/2022 - 11/11/2022
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NTNU course: Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammation (Mol-8009)


Time and place: November 7-11. Trondheim.

Registration: This is a NTNU course and you need to apply for a place through NTNU´s SøknadsWeb.

Read more on how to apply as an external student here: https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/researchcourses

Deadline: September 15th

Travel funding: IBA will cover travel and accommodation for external IBA PhD students and postdocs. Register for financial support here.

ECTS: 7.5

NB! IBA will arrange a 2-day add on course on Pathogenic Immune Evasion Strategies from November 14-15. Read more about the evasion course here.

Course content

The most recent and complete information can be found on NTNU´s course page.

The course will give an overview of mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in inflammatory processes, mainly connected to activities at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR, NTNU). This is inflammation related to infections, but also sterile inflammation (that can be observed during e.g. autoimmune diseases, heart infarction/failure and obesity). Innate and adaptive immune responses will be discussed, with an emphasis on innate immunity. Cell types that are involved include macrophages, monocytes, dendritic cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, T cells, B cells, osteoblasts, osteoclasts. Recognition- and signaling mechanisms include complement, interactions between complement and other signals, phagocytosis, Toll-like receptors (TLRs), inflammasomes, RIG-I family and other helicases, cGAS, C-type lectin receptors, autophagy, responses to different types of bacteria, viruses, protozoan parasites and fungi, sterile inflammation, vaccines/adjuvants, inflammatory cytokines. Inflammatory signals will be discussed in relation to clinical situations such as infections, immunodeficiencies, inflammation during pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease, heart failure and bone inflammation.

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For questions about admission, please contact the NTNU admission office:

Email: opptak@ntnu.no

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 11:30 (Norwegian time)


For questions about IBA travel support contact Daniel.