CERIC Center of Excellence for Research on Inflammation and Cardiovascular disease

Next course offering 2016 | Course 2388 "The Biology of Inflammation"
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Biology of Inflammation

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Course Director

Craig WheelockDivision of Physiological Chemistry II Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Karolinska Institutet
Scheeles väg 2
SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: 08 5248-7630
Fax: 08 736-0439

Course 2388 "The Biology of Inflammation"

Course Aims

This course will provide students with a broad spectrum overview of the field of inflammation biology and present the different technologies and methods employed in this type of research. Specific aims include the following:
  • Convey to students the concept and rationale behind inflammation biology-related research approaches and experimental design.
  • Provide an overview of available experimental methods/models as well as resources available at the Karolinska Institutet.
  • Explain the role of inflammation in the etiology of inflammatory-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
  • Educate students on the current state of inflammation biology and potential future research directions to assist students in applying this information to their research.

Learning Outcome

Following successful completion of the course, the student will acquire a basic level of knowledge in the biology of inflammation and its role in inflammatory-related disease processes. In addition, students will be updated on recent findings within these fields. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Reflect on the utility of inflammation-related research in terms of hypothesis generation and experimental design.
  • Relate to principle the appropriate applications of different experimental approaches and theory to questions of disease etiology.
  • Theorize on the future development of inflammation-related research approaches and its role in observed pathologies, as well as motivate the answer.