Lectures in Clinical Immunology at the phil-nat. faculty

4540-FS2018-0: Selected topics in Clinical Immunology  
Lecturers Bern Immunology Club (BIC); Coordination: Prof. Dr. S. von Gunten
Type Lecture, 2h / week, 3 ECTS  
Semester   Master Spring semester, on Thursdays, 4.15 - 6 p.m. 
Place                         Institute of Cell Biology, Baltzerstr. 4, lecture room C161  


The preconditions to visit this lectures are: 

  • participation in classes Immunology I and II of the Bachelor course or an equivalent education
  • an Immunology textbook, we recommend Abbas AK, Lichtman AH und Pillai S: Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 8th Edition
  • course preparation according to topic (reading respective chapters, download and study of lecture print-outs)
  • knowledge of English language


Exam: June 7, 2018, 17.00-18.00 pm, Ort: Hörsaal UG113 im Chemiegebäude, Freiestrasse 3
Date Lecture Title   Overview/Concept   Lecturer(s)  
22.2.   Introduction   ·Introduction of the course
·Why do we need Clinical Immunology?  
Stephan von Gunten (16:15)
Handout Introduction.pdf (PDF, 3.4 MB)
22.2.   Glycoimmunology  - Glycan-based vaccines
- Tumor glycosylation and immunity
Stephan von Gunten (17:15)
Handout Glycoimmunology.pdf (PDF, 6.4 MB)
1.3. Biologics   ·Lessons regarding pathogenesis
·Cytokine inhibitors/antagonists
·Therapeutic antibodies beyond anti-cytokines
Sabine Adler

Handout Clinical Immunology biologics March 1_2018.pdf (PDF, 1.7 MB)

8.3.   Tumor Immunology   ·Tumor antigens
·Immune response to tumors
·Why immunity to tumors often does not work
Adrian Ochsenbein
Clinical Tumorimmunology2018 -Handout.pdf (PDF, 6.3 MB)
15.3.   Allergy ·Classification, pathogenesis and diagnostics of allergic diseases 
Anna Gschwend (16.15)
handouts phil nat 2018_Anna Gschwend.pdf (PDF, 6.0 MB)
22.3 Tolerance   ·Tolerance mechanisms
·Mucosal immunology
·Analyzing tolerance mechanisms in clinical settings  
Mirjam Schenk
Tolerance_ClinImmunol_vMS_2018_Schenk.pdf (PDF, 4.0 MB)
29.3 Immunological lung diseases  - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sarcoidosis
- Asthma and respiratory infections
Manuela Funke (16.15)

Christophe von Garnier (17.15)

12.4. Autoimmunity   ·Autoimmune connective tissue diseases/connectivitides
·Autoinflammatory diseases
Sabine Adler 
19.4. Immunity to microbes   ·Immunity to bacteria
·Immunity to fungi
·Immunity to viruses
·Immunity to parasites
Rami Sommerstein 
26.4.  Transplantation   ·Stem Cells
·Solid Organs

Gabriela Baerlocher (16:15)

Daniel Sidler (17.15)
3.5.   Immunological skin diseases  ·Psoriasis

·Atopic eczema

Christoph Schlapbach (16:15)

Dagmar Simon (17:15)

17.5 Immunodeficiencies   ·Congenital immunodeficiencies
·Acquired immunodeficiencies  

Michaela Fux

Andri Rauch
24.5.   Immunopharmacology Drugs affecting the immune system Stephan von Gunten