BIOL 53700 Spring 2013: Immunobiology

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Term paper

TOPIC:        Design a hypothetical pathogen with an ability to evade at least three components of the immune system
                      and a hypothetical drug that will restore the immune response. 



TIMELINE:

 

Before 03/12             Outline             optional            Submit a hard copy    

04/11 @ 3pm             Paper              150pts              Upload to Blackboard under ‘Term Paper

        AND submit a hard copy in class


The detailed description of the paper format can be found here.




Primary papers



This is an in-class activity to be completed in small groups.  You are expected to have read the paper prior to class and to fully participate in answering the questions within your group. 

A set of questions based on each paper (see table below) will be distributed for each topic and you will have about 15 minutes to come-up with the answer. 


You only need to participate in 5 out of 9 paper discussions, but you are encouraged to participate in all, and the 5 highest scores will be used for your final grade.

 


Date

Topic

Author

1/17

Complement in West Nile infection

Mehlhop

2/7

Discovery of tolerance

Billingham

2/26

Discovery of antibody structure & function

Edelman, Porter

2/28

Discovery of somatic recombination

Hozumi

3/19

Influenza universal epitope

Ekiert

3/26

Pandemic flu of 1918

Kobasa

3/28

Targeting tumor-associated macrophages

Luo

4/9

Failure of immunological synapse in AML

Le Dieu

4/16

HIV: Berlin Patient

Hutter































Last modified:  January 7, 2013