About this course
This course aims at providing a detailed overview on immunology of fish and shellfish:
- history of immunology;
- immune organs of fish;
- innate immunity;
- key cells;
- cell based innate immune sensing fish;
- cellular effectors in fish;
- humoral-based immune sensing in fish;
- cytokines and chemokines;
- mhc in fish;
- ag presentation;
- t cell response in fish;
- immunoglobulines of fish;
- b cell response in fish;
- hemocytes in shellfish and tissues of
- their immune system;
- prr of shellfish;
- propo in shellfish;
- coagulation in shellfish;
- anti-viral mechanisms in shellfish.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to (within the limits of the subjects treated) be able to:
- possesse a broad knowledge at an advanced level in a number of basic disciplines (biology, immunology) relevant to aquaculture;
- understand the processes ongoing in different forms and systems of aquatic production in relation to disease prevention;
- understand the ethical issues of animal production and experimentation;
- design and implement strategies for future development in aquaculture with emphasis on prevention of infectious diseases;
- interact with peers, with various stakeholders in the aquaculture sector, and with a general public concerning personal research, thoughts, ideas, and research proposals, both written and orally.
General Biology, Microbiology, Basic knowledge on Aquaculture.
- CreditsECTS 4
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These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University