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IMMU 004 | Cellular Immunology

February 23, 2021 to February 26, 2021

9:00am - 12:30pm


Registration is closed.

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977 for space availability.

NIH Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab and awaiting payment authorization can tentatively hold a seat using the “Reserve A Seat” option. Payments need to be received within 7 business days from date of reservation or before the start of a workshop, whichever comes first. Seat reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received prior to workshop.

This workshops will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm.​

Immunology is a biological science studying how the immune system protects against pathogens while keeping host homeostasis. The goal of this course is to get closer to the fundamental pillars of Immunology. In particular, we are going to understand the cellular and molecular partners participating in the orchestration of an immune response. In addition, we are going to give an overview of the main experimental approaches that can be used to inquire how the immune system works. The study and comprehension of basic immunology is of fundamental relevance for biological sciences and human health. Understanding how the immune system works has helped to fight infectious diseases, and develop therapies for chronic diseases including cancer and obesity.

Cells of the adaptive immune system and of the innate immune system; special focus on B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes; Interactions between antibodies and antigens; Genes encoding antibodies; Immunological memory and the mechanisms involved in recall responses; The Major Histocompatibility complex (MHC) and how it controls adaptive immune response; Immunological tolerance and how the immune system is kept under control; Immunotherapy; Using flow cytometer and microscopy for the analysis of cells of the immune system; Immunological assays (T cell proliferation, cytotoxic T lymphocyte cell assays); The Mucosal Immune System, Host microbiome interaction, Viral immunity; Neuroimmunology, Metabolism of the immune cells and The development of vaccines.

Training Rate
Discounted Training Rates
$755.00 - NIH Community (Trainees, Employees, Contractors, Volunteers, etc.)
$835.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military

Technology Fee

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 1.4 CEUs.

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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