Dehoux Jean-Paul ;
Module A (30 hours) : biology students and veterinary students. The objective of this module is to describe the basic notions of immunology: immune system organs, immunocompetent cells, immunoglobulins, major histocompatibility complex, T receptor, complement system and inflammation, tolerance, regulation of the immune response, immunity in the fetus and newborne, mucosal immunity. Resistance to viruses and bacteria, immunity to parasites as well as vaccines and vaccination, hypersensitivity (types I to IV) and their treatment, immunity to transplant and different diagnostic applications and immunological tests will be covered .
Module B (15 hours) : Agronomy students.
The objective of this module is to give the essential notions of the immune system: natural immunity and acquired immunity, antigens, structure of antibodies and the classes of immunoglobulin, main interactions between humoral and cellular responses. Besides, the module shows the technological applications of fundamental immune knowledge : monoclonal antibodies, immunological techniques of detection and dosage and vaccinology.
Practical work (15 hours)
The practical work realizes the main tests in immunology : isolation of mononuclear blood cells, determination of different immuno-competent cells after coloration on blood smears, immunodetections by enzymatic technique (ELISA) and realization of numerous hemato-immunologicat tests (ABO group and rhesus).
The immunology course aims to give a fundamental formation carrying on the main mechanisms used in immune response. They cover the necessary knowledge to the immuno-pathological comprehension as well as their treatment. Besides, the main applications of immunology in the field of biotechnology are seen.
The course is divided in two modules adapted for students in veterinary and biology (A) and, on the other side, for agronomy students (B).
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To give a global view of the mechanisms involved in the innate and adaptative immune response.
Practical work (15 hours). The practical work realizes the main tests in immunology : isolation of mononuclear blood cells, determination of different immuno-competent cells after coloration on blood smears, immunodetections by enzymatic technique (ELISA) and realization of numerous hemato-immunologicat tests (ABO group and rhesus).
Knowledge in biology, in physiology, in anatomy and in biochemistry
Organization : the course is given during the first semester (2 hours per week).
Written notes : syllabus and books: Immunology Ivan M. Roitt, Jonathan Brostoff, David Male (in French or in English) et Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction by Ian R. Tizard (2005).
Assessment : Oral evaluation on the theory and the practical course.
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Moodle: cours et diapositives
Master  in Agricultural Bioengineering
Master  in Chemistry and Bioindustries
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine
Master  in Chemical and Materials Engineering
Master  in Biomedical Engineering
Additionnal module in Biology
Master  in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology