Immuno-Tunisia 2021 Introduction


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Course aims and objectives:

  • To delineate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune responses to infections.
  • To discuss the strategies developed by pathogens to evade immune responses.
  • To learn from the models of Inborn errors of immunity the critical pathways involved in genetic susceptibility to infections.
  • To get acquainted with the contribution of the infectious agents to emergence of cancers and autoimmune diseases
  • To address development of new vaccines and innovative therapeutic strategies in light ofthe interactions between the immune system and microorganisms.

 

FacultyTopicLearning Link
Dieter KabelitzNon-self signals recognition by innate immunity: Host microbe interactions at barrier sitesBasics of anti-infectious immunity
Clive GrayAnti-infectious effector immune responsesBasics of anti-infectious immunity
Amel Benammar-ElgaaïedPathogens’mechanisms to escape immune responsesBasics of anti-infectious immunity
Nadine Cerf-BensussanHost microbiota interactions across the gut immune systemBasics of anti-infectious immunity
Steven HollandInborn errors of immunity phenocopiesInborn errors of immunity and infections
Brahim BelaidInborn errors of IFN-γ Immunity and mycobacterial infectionsInborn errors of immunity and infections
Yu Lung LauInborn errors of immunity underlying fungal diseases Inborn errors of immunity and infections
Mohamed-Ridha BarboucheExploring frontiers between infections and allergyInborn errors of immunity and infections
Maryam SellamiMechanisms of tolerance disruption and autoimmune diseasesInfection and auto-immunity
Melika Ben AhmedMechanisms of autoimmunity induction by infectious agents Infection and auto-immunity
Martin KriegelMicrobiota and autoimmune diseases Infection and auto-immunity
Gloria VasquezBiotherapies and susceptibility to infections during autoimmune diseasesInfection and auto-immunity
Abdallah BadouIntroduction to cancer, immunity and oncogenic infectious agents Pathogen-induced immune dysregulation and cancer
Pierre BussonHead and neck cancer and EBV infectionPathogen-induced immune dysregulation and cancer
Hanne OstergaardViral infection and cancerPathogen-induced immune dysregulation and cancer
Shubhada ChiplunkarVaccination and prevention of cancersPathogen-induced immune dysregulation and cancer
Koussay DellagiEmerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases and associated challenges Understanding of host-pathogen interaction and applications (SARS-CoV-2)
Myriam MeradImmunology and immunopathology of COVID-19Understanding of host-pathogen interaction and applications (SARS-CoV-2)
Fatma GuerfaliComputing approaches and Sars-CoV-2 variants Understanding of host-pathogen interaction and applications (SARS-CoV-2)
Alain FisherNew vaccine approaches in COVID-19Understanding of host-pathogen interaction and applications (SARS-CoV-2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University