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Infection and Immunity 2024

ECTS credits: 2.5 ECTS/year


Course parameters:

Language: English.

Level of course: PhD course.

Time of year: Continuous.

No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: approximately 60 per year.

Capacity limits:  30.

Course fee: Free.


Objectives of the course:

To present and discuss research in infectious diseases and immunity at the highest international level.


Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Design and interpretate experiments in the field of infection and immunity.
  • Present experimental data.
  • Participate in high-level discussion of research in this area.


Compulsory programme:

Participate in at least 80 % of the announced lectures and the subsequent discussion sessions for PhD students. Individual, oral presentation once a year (see course assessment).


Course contents:

Lectures given by internationally recognized researchers.

Discussion session after the lecture for participating students. Active participation in the discussion is required.



Participating students should be enrolled in a PhD programme in a field related to infection and immunity.


Name of lecturers:

Course responsible: Rune Hartmann


Type of course/teaching methods:

Lecutures, discussion sessions, oral presentation.





Course homepage:



Course assessment:

The course is evaluated once per year with a 15-minute individual oral presentation by each PhD-student. This presentation should be a summary of the lectures that the student finds most interesting, including: why were these particular lectures interesting, what were the novel findings, and how does these relate to their own project.



Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.


Special comments on this course:

Lecture series that runs throughout the calendar year.


Time and place:

Will be announced individually for each lecture.


Course fee:




By e-mail to Anna H. Christensen at ahc@mbg.au.dk

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