PhD-Program Inflammation and Immunity
Medizinische Universität Wien

Courses

Thesis research in the IAI graduate program is accompanied by an educational training program structured in lectures, laboratory courses and seminars (see table below) according to the guidelines of the MUW PhD-Curriculum. Our training program is set out to provide young researchers with comprehensive and state-of-the-art research training at the interface between basic, translational and clinical research to prepare them for a future successful career in academia, industry or any field of health care. The multidisciplinary educational approach will be offered at the level of both theoretical and practical skills.   

Scientific-medical propedeutics (details)

- various courses offered by the MUW PhD Curriculum (details)

Basic Seminars (details)

Immune Tolerance

Cells of the skin immune system - phenotype and function

Autoimmunity and clinical aspects of autoimmune diseases

Experimental protocols for transplantation tolerance

Inflammation and Cancer

Immune regulation by human rhinoviruses

Jaks/Stats in immunity and disease

Pathomechanisms of Allergy

NK cells Ė what is new in the field

Innate immune cell signaling

The biology of the antigen presenting cell

Viral immunity

T cell development

Immunomodulation

Inflammatory/neoplastic skin diseases

Tumor associated macrophages

Peripheral T cell subsets

Viral vaccines

NK cells in tumor surveillance

Mouse models of inflammatory diseases

Innate immune system in inflammation

New diagnosis and forms of therapies for allergies

Pharmacological modulation of skin inflammation

Inflammatory joint diseases

Journal Clubs (details)

- regular group and institute-specific Journal Clubs

- IAI-DK specific Journal Clubs

Special Courses (Student Seminars) (details)

- seminars offered by the MUW PhD Curriculum (details)

- IAI-DK specific Special Courses (SC 1-10)

Scientific presentation (SC6)

Basic techniques in molecular and cellular biology (SC1)

Basic and advanced FACS methods (SC2)

Advanced Imaging

(SC3)

Advanced molecular cloning techniques (SC4)

Mouse genetics (SC5)

Cellular allergology (SC7)

Viral caccines (SC8)

Skin disorders (SC9)

Tumor surveillance (SC10)

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above courses and seminars, once a year a thesis symposium will be organized where IAI students present their scientific progress to all the participants of the IAI graduate program and the PhD Thesis Committee. In addition, students of the IAI graduate program will also have the opportunity to organize an annual workshop on a special scientific topic of their interest and invite 6-8 international experts in the respective field.

The teaching courses will be distributed over the 3 year PhD study period as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

Lectures

PropedeuticsBasic seminars

journal clubs, progress reports, 2 x SC

 

Research

 

 

 

thesis research work

 

Other activities

 

 

 

 

 

WS

 

 

 

 

 

Sym TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

Lectures

journal clubs, progress reports, 2 x SC

 

Research

thesis research work

 

Other activities

 

 

 

 

 

WS

 

 

 

 

 

Sym TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

Lectures

journal clubs, progress reports, 2 x SC

 

Research

thesis research work

 

Other activities

 

 

 

 

 

WS

 

 

 

 

 

Sym TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SC: Special Course; WS: workshop; Sym: Thesis Symposium; TC: Thesis Committee

 

 

 


 
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