22 Jan Let’s to do some science !
The Molecular and Cellular Immunology Course at Institute of Biotechnology Addis Ababa University 9-19 Jan 2016.
By Ennio Carbone
The Immunology course was held at the University of Addis Ababa, Institute of Biotechnology from the 9th to the 19th of January 2016. It was a typical refreshing course for PhD students.
I decided to have a special focus on new advances in the fields of innate immunity , tumor immunology and new immune-therapies.
The students participation was enthusiastic and we had good time in the study groups activities. The course was judged extremely well by all the participants and the faculty. The textbook used was the free downloadable from the web www.musianiforni.com a self explicative immunology handbook conceived for the teaching in less favorite countries. The different epidemiology of the sub-saharian countries; dominated by old and new infectious diseases, induce in an immunologist, belonging from the Nordic countries,
Darwinian thoughts on his/her scientific activities considering how these diseases have been a powerful driving force for the immune system phylogenesis in the vertebrate.
The possibility to start collaborative researches with the colleagues at the Institute of Biotechnology offer a rather unique possibility to evaluate the regulation and effector mechanisms of the immune system in pathological conditions where the ethology is related to infectious agents often related to orphan diseases.
Finally I would like to thank the colleagues and students for the Addis Ababa Friday evening, enjoying the warm Ethiopian hospitality, food and music, and their introduction to the Ethiopian history and culture.