MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASE, IMMUNOLOGY, AND TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES

Second cycle degree in BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE (Ord. 2017)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: CRISTINA MAMMUCARI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Oral and/or written examination
Course unit contents: Mechanisms of cell adaptation, damage, and death. Acute and chronic inflammation. Natural and acquired immunity. Auto-immune diseases. Nutrition-related diseases.
Biotechnology applied to diagnosis and control of food-borne transmissible diseases. Molecular epidemiology and phylogenetic analysis applied to diseases surveillance and control. Genetic basis of disease, including variants within pathogens that influence infection, transmission, and prevention.
Ecological and molecular basis of the host-parasite relationships.