Infection and Immunity

Infection and Immunity studies molecular, cellular and clinical aspects of pathogens and immune responses. Infectious diseases and disorders of immunity are a continuous threat to the life and well-being of humans and animals. The aim of the participating groups is to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases and disorders of immunity by performing basic and clinical research in a multidisciplinary approach. The mission of this Master’s programme is to train the next generation of researchers, thus ensuring the continuity and quality of research in the field of immunology and infectious diseases.

Objective
Infectious diseases and immunity disorders are a continuous threat to human and animal life and well-being. The objective of the institutes offering the Immunity and Infection Master’s programme is to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and immunity disorders by performing basic and clinical research with a multidisciplinary approach. Challenges facing researchers in this field include e.g. new pathogens such as the virus causing SARS, a new disease that has had a considerable impact on society.

Knowledge
This Master’s programme aims to give young scientists the opportunity to gain profound knowledge of fundamental and clinical immunology, vaccination strategies, immunotherapy in the context of cancer, the mechanisms of infectious diseases, the molecular epidemiology of infections, virulence factors of micro-organisms and resistance to therapy. Students will be required to undertake a major and a minor research project, as well as writing a Master’s thesis and giving presentations about their own work and that of others. In addition, students will follow theoretical courses and seminars, and take part in master classes given by eminent scientists.

Ervaring van een student

Ervaring van een student Infection and Immunity (in het Nederlands)