Vaccines and Viral Immunology

11th January – 25th March 2022, online.

Learn how the immune system is being harnessed to create vaccines that protect against infections by disease-causing viruses.

Viral infections are responsible for many human diseases, from common diseases like the flu to emerging infections such as Zika virus and SARS-CoV-2.

Understanding how the immune system works to prevent and remove viral infections is essential for anyone working to develop or distribute vaccines that can protect against these diseases.

This advanced course offers a unique way for professionals to learn from leading Harvard Medical School faculty about cutting-edge developments in the creation of vaccines to protect against viral infections.

Course Topics:


Overview of the Immune Response to Viral Infections:

  • The Immune Response to Viral Infections
  • The Potential for Preventing Viral Disease


Principles of Viral Immunology:

  • Introduction to Viruses
  • Viral Pathogenesis
  • Methods of Immune Evasion
  • T Cell Exhaustion
  • Passive Immunotherapy
  • Adjuvants and Immune Activation
  • Viral Invasion
  • Viral Replication
  • Immune Responses to Viruses

General Information
Date: 11th January – 25th March 2022


For more information and detailed program visit the website.

Published in GI-Mail 10/2021 (English and German edition).

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