Medical cell biology

Course Code :2028FBDBIC
Study domain:Biochemistry
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:4
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Ponsaerts
Vigor Van Tendeloo
Zwi Berneman

3. Course contents *

1.         Blood cells: interactions and differentiation (hematopoiesis).

2.         Hematopoietic stem cells.

3.         Cancer stem cells

4.         Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematological malignancies.

5.         Developmental origin of stem cells.

6.         Embryonic stem cells.

7.         Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

8.         Stem cell therapy/research for liver, skin, heart and brain disease.

9.         Gene therapy: basic principles and clinical applications

10.       Principles and regulatory aspects of clinical cell therapy

11.       Cellular immunotherapy for cancer

12.       Cellular immunotherapy for auto-immune diseases

13.       Blood products and blood transfusion

14.       Principles and applications of automated hematological cell counters and leukocyte formula.

15.       Implementation of flow cytometric methods in the clinical diagnostic/pharmaceutical laboratory.