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Hands-On Immunology

The epic battle within

On the surface all appears tranquil and calm; inside, your immune system is waging a constant war against infectious organisms that have found their way into or onto your body. Your immune army includes innate cells whose weaponry allows them to engulf and destroy disease-causing invaders such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Another branch of your own personal defence force includes the adaptive cells that produce highly specific molecules that target and kill these insidious infectious attackers.

You will use a combination of advanced immunological techniques (think microscopes, lasers and glow-in-the-dark materials) to visualise innate and adaptive immune cells in action as they fight potentially deadly bacteria.

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