Molecular and immunological interactions in parasitology

A.A. 2019/2020
Insegnamento per
8
Crediti massimi
48
Ore totali
SSD
BIO/10 VET/06
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical information on molecular, biochemical and immunological dynamics established in the host-parasite coevolution process. The students will be introduced to the comprehension of the basic biological mechanisms determining the within-host (immunological) and between-host (epidemiological) relationships with parasites, and the parasite-disease dynamics.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
Moduli o unità didattiche
Module: Biochemical bases in host-parasite interactions
BIO/10 - BIOCHIMICA - CFU: 2
Lezioni: 12 ore
Docente: Negri Armando

Module: Immunological interactions and applied immunology in parasitology
VET/06 - PARASSITOLOGIA E MALATTIE PARASSITARIE DEGLI ANIMALI - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 18 ore

Module: Molecular patterns in host-parasite co-evolution
VET/06 - PARASSITOLOGIA E MALATTIE PARASSITARIE DEGLI ANIMALI - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 18 ore

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The final examination will be carried out using a written test in English including both multiple-choice questions and open questions
Metodi didattici
Theoretical lectures
Module: Molecular patterns in host-parasite co-evolution
Programma
1. Ecological, epidemiological and physiopathological parameters of host-parasite interaction (6 hrs)
2. Molecular and genetic determinants of host-parasite co-evolution (6 hrs)
3. Molecular mechanisms of parasite diversification in response to environmental and host variations (6 hrs)
Metodi didattici
Lectures will consist of theoretical lessons
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be supplied by the teacher and available on ARIEL website
Module: Immunological interactions and applied immunology in parasitology
Programma
1) Applied immunology in particular concerning the host-parasite interaction
2) Examples of some host-parasite interactions and immunological response of the parasitized subject
3) Management strategies of the host-parasite interaction
Metodi didattici
Lectures will consist of theoretical lessons
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be supplied by the teacher
Module: Biochemical bases in host-parasite interactions
Programma
1) Methods to detect proteins involved in host-parasite interactions: focus on proteomics and metabolomics
2) Involvement of host-parasite interactions in signalling pathways
3) Parasite secretomes and exosomes
4) Extracellular matrix and related proteolytic acitivties
Metodi didattici
Lectures will consist of theoretical lessons
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be supplied by the teacher
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The final examination will be carried out using a written test in English including both multiple-choice questions and open questions
Module: Molecular patterns in host-parasite co-evolution
Programma
1. Ecological, epidemiological and physiopathological parameters of host-parasite interaction
2. Molecular and genetic determinants of host-parasite co-evolution
3. Molecular mechanisms of parasite diversification in response to environmental and host variations
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be available on ARIEL website
Module: Immunological interactions and applied immunology in parasitology
Programma
1) Applied immunology in particular concerning the host-parasite interaction
2) Examples of some host-parasite interactions and immunological response of the parasitized subject
3) Management strategies of the host-parasite interaction
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be supplied by the teacher
Module: Biochemical bases in host-parasite interactions
Programma
1) Methods to detect proteins involved in host-parasite interactions: focus on proteomics and metabolomics
2) Involvement of host-parasite interactions in signalling pathways
3) Parasite secretomes and exosomes
4) Extracellular matrix and related proteolytic acitivties
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Study material will be supplied by the teacher
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Mercoledì 11.00-12.00
DiMeVet; Patologia Generale e Parassitologia
Ricevimento:
Mercoledì 11.00-12.00
DIMEVET - Patologia Generale e Parassitologia
Ricevimento:
Mercoledi dalle 12.00 alle 13.30