Immunology in Oxford

Discover more about the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune systems

Program Highlights

Learn about the principles of immunology and immunopathology in Oxford, UK exactly where the AstraZeneca vaccine was developed.
Discover the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune cells, tissues, and organs.
Gain a better understanding of the molecular and cellular interactions and principles of the immune system.
Explore modern research tools and techniques
Analyse immune system development, humoral & cell-mediated immunity, disease and treatments involving immunization, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity
Identify the difference between immune disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Explain, compare, and contrast the key mechanisms and cellular players of innate and adaptive immunity and how they relate.
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Residential Tuition:



Session 1 Limited (10 Students):
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024

Session 2 Limited (10 Students):
July 28, 2024 August 9, 2024


Oxford, UK
Oxford, UK

Course Overview

Concerned about infectious agents and the impact they have on your immune system? Questioning how to reduce the severity of infections and interested in finding treatments for patients with immune system disorders? Discover more about the structure, functions, and capabilities of immune systems, and learn how immunologists can improve animal and human health. Learn first-hand how immunology has led to key advancements in medical care, including vaccination and cancer immunotherapy.

Meet your instructor

Dr. Adam John Ritchie

University of Oxford

Dr. Adam Ritchie is the curriculum and course advisor for our Immunology program in Oxford. He is a vaccine developer and academic at the University of Oxford.

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Session 1 Instructor - Marcellus Korompis, his main interest is to find a definitive immune correlate of protection that would be a significant tool in developing an effective TB vaccine.

Session 2 Instructor - Gerardo Montalvo, has collaborated in the development of novel vaccines against several arthropod-borne viruses, including Dengue virus (DENV), Zika virus (ZIKV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).

Topics you'll explore

Real World Insights

Students will have the opportunity to welcome and engage with guest professional speakers such as scientists and immunologists involved in research teams on the immune system and infectious diseases. Students will participate in hands-on experiences by visiting labs, as well as participating in workshops.

Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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