Cellbiological Methodology and Immunobiology, 9 credits (NVCB02)

Cellbiologisk metodik med immunbiologi, 9 hp

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Director of studies or equivalent

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KBIO 6 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping v
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's programme (Internal) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1+4 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Protein Science, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbioloy

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives basic knowledge about how different methods can be used for studying cell and tissue structure and function. It will also provide theoretical knowledge of concepts and methods in immune biology and immunology. After the course the student will be able to:

  • explain how cells and tissues should be prepared for further analysis
  • for a given cell biological problem to choose appropriate analytical method
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of different analytical methods
  • explain the theory behind the chosen preparation method for cells/tissue
  • explain the theory behind the chosen method of analysis
  • perform a theoretical project included literature search
  • account for project work in written and oral
  • defend their own presentation and oppose to the work of others
  • Give an overview of the innate / natural immunity, including inflammation process.
  • Give an overview of the adaptive / acquired immunity.
  • Describe the theory behind and application of important immunological methods.

Course content

Tissue and cell preparation for microscopy.
Biological markers for methods discussed within the course. Fluorometry, cytometry and flow cytometry.
Cell culture and cell separation.
Electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, ratio imaging and confocal microscopy: construction and function of the equipment.
Inflammatory cells and mediators.
Inflammation and the development and structure of the immune system.
Diseases and problems caused by the immune defence.
Immunological methods.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, practical exercises on the basis of "problem-based learning", hand-in assignments, a theoretical project and seminars.


LAB1Laboratory workU, G3 credits
UPG1Hand-in assignementsU, G3 credits
UPG3Assignments oral and written presentationU, G3 credits
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.


Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Supplementary courses: Stem Cell Engineering


Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin

Director of Studies or equivalent

Kajsa Holmgren Peterson


Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 46 h
Recommended self-study hours: 194 h

Course literature

Artiklar och kompendier För immunbiologiska delen: Janeway’s Immunobiology. 8th ed. Kenneth Murphy(2011). Garland Science (eller motsvarande).
Artiklar och kompendier För immunbiologiska delen: Janeway’s Immunobiology. 8th ed. Kenneth Murphy(2011). Garland Science (eller motsvarande).
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 3 credits
UPG1 Hand-in assignements U, G 3 credits
UPG3 Assignments oral and written presentation U, G 3 credits
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

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