PřF:Bi8250 Dev. and Comp. Immunology - Course Information

Bi8250 Developmental and Comparative Immunology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Thu 10:00–11:50 BR1
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi5220 Immunology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
  • General Biology (programme PřF, N-BI, specialization Physiology of Animals)
  • Special Biology (programme PřF, N-EXB)
  • Special Biology (programme PřF, N-EXB, specialization Experimentální biologie živočichů a imunologie)
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and be able to explain differences in immune system between main animal groups; compare immune system of invertebrates and vertebrates; interpret scientific articles about invertebrate and vertebrate immunology; determine differences in human immune system in contrast to other mammals;
  • 1. Introduction, defence mechanisms of organisms
  • 2. Invertebrate immunology - evolutionary diagram of immune reactions
  • 3. Porifera and Cnidaria (Diblastistica), Nemathelmintes, Nemertea
  • 4. Sipunculida, Annelida, Mollusca
  • 5. Antennata (mainly Insecta)
  • 6. Urochordata, Echinodermata, Cephalochordata
  • 7. Vertebrate immunology evolutionary diagram of immune reactions
  • 8. Fish (Pisces) immunity
  • 9. Amphibian (Amphibia) immunity
  • 10. Reptiles (Reptilia) immunity
  • 11. Birds (Aves) immunity
  • 12. Comparison with mammals immune system
  • Comparative immunology. info
  • Turner R. J.: Immunology: A Comparative Approach, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1994.
  • BECKAGE, N. E. Insect immunology. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008. 348 s. ISBN 9780123739766. info
  • CRUSE, Julius M. and Robert Edwin LEWIS. Illustrated dictionary of immunology. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1994. 327 s.,6. ISBN 084934557X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, 2x per semestre class discussion - students should study in advance english literature, study materials available on IS
Assessment methods
final written test, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Na předmět se vztahuje povinnost registrace, bez registrace může být znemožněn zápis předmětu!
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2013, recent)
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