Cluster of Excellence –
University of Freiburg

Teaching

With great motivation and fun, we prepare the lectures and teach Immunology at the Department of Biology. From left to right: Wolfgang Schamel, Susana Minguet and Marco Cavallari - your congenial immunology team.

Bachelor and Master

The University of Freiburg is one of the few German universities, in which Immunobiology can be studied at the Faculty of Biology, thus focusing on the basic science aspects of this topic. However, courses and Bachelor-, Master- or PhD-thesis can also be taken at the Medical Faculty. Indeed, PIs working on the applied side of Immunology (diagnostics and treatment of patients) are actively participating in our teaching modules. This guarantees that the students get a very comprehensive training in immunology, including basic research, clinical studies, virology and medical microbiology.

We established the focus “Immunology” within the bachelor and master studies at the department of biology.
The teaching in the bachelor courses is in German whereas in the master studies it is in English. We are spending a lot of time on preparing the classes and actually enjoy teaching very much. 

 

Here is a link to the Master’s Major in Immunology:

http://www.bio.uni-freiburg.de/studies/degree-programs/master-en/immunology

Here is a link to the Module Guides of the Faculty of Biology:

http://www.bio.uni-freiburg.de/studies/moduleguides?set_language=en

ILIAS, the University´s E-Learning Platform:

https://ilias.uni-freiburg.de/login.php?target=crs_536714&soap_pw=&ext_uid=&cookies=nocookies&client_id=unifreiburg&lang=en

 

Our teaching activities are as follows:

4. Sem. Bachelor Modul „Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology“, 8 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course, written exam

5. Sem. Bachelor Vertiefungsmodul „Antibodies“, 8 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course, written exam

5. Sem. Bachelor Profilmodul „Methods in Immunology“, 6 ECTS seminar, practical course

5. Sem. Bachelor Profilmodul „Signaltransduction in der Tumour- und Immunobiology“, 6 ECTS lecture, seminar

6. Sem. Bachelor Projektmodul, Bachelorthesis and Colloquium, 23 ECTS

 

1. Sem. Master Orientation Module „Immunology“, 9 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course, written exam

2. Sem Master Specialization Module „Immunology 1“, 12 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course, written exam

2. Sem Master Optional Module „Current topics in Immunology“, 9 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course

2. Sem Master Optional Module „Clinical Immunology“, 9 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course

2. Sem Master Optional Module „Virology“, 9 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course

2. Sem Master Optional Module „Synthetic Immunology“, 9 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course

3. Sem Master Specialization Module „Immunology II“, 21 ECTS, lecture, seminar, practical course

3. Sem Master Project Module „Immunology“, 9 ECTS, practical course

4. Sem Master Master thesis and colloquium, 30 ECTS

We also hold a class in the master studies „Systems Biology” and “Molecular Medicine”.

Here are two links to the teaching activities at the Faculty of Biology:

www.bio.uni-freiburg.de/studium

www.bio.uni-freiburg.de/studium/studiengaenge

 

PhD thesises:

  • Sascha Yousefi „A combined synthetic and systems biology approach to study the kinetics of T cell activation“, voraussichtliches Ende: 2017
  • Frederike Deibel (2017) „Activation of Src kinase Lck by the TCR“, magna cum laude
  • Esmeralda Beck (2014) „Quantitative Analysis of the proximal kinase module at the TCR“, magna cum laude
  • Gina Fiala (2015) „A systems biology analysis of antigen receptor clustering“, magna cum laude, GEFI Preis
  • Katharina Beck (2013) „The molecular mechanism of TCR triggering“, magna cum laude
  • Sumit Deswal (2012)„Quantitative Studies of Early Events in T Cell Activation“, summa cum laude
  • Elaine Pashupati Dopfer (2010) „Signal Initiation at the T-Cell Antigen Receptor“, magna cum laude
  • Mahima Swamy (2008) „The stoichiometry and activation oft he monovalent and multivalent T cell antigen receptor complexes“, summa cum laude
  • Gabrielle M. Siegers (2006) „Structure-Function Analysis of the B and T Cell Antigen Receptors“, magna cum laude

 

 

Master theses:

  • Hess, Sandra (2016) „Role of the Transmembrane Protein Kidins220 in Macrophage Activation“·  
  • Janowska, Iga (2015) “Characterization of the role of Kidins220 in B and T cell signaling and development”
  • Al-Kayyal, Qusai (2014) “The CD3δ ITAM has an inhibitory role in T cell antigen receptor signaling”
  • Hils, Miriam (2014) “Specific functions of the E2A splice variants E12 and E47 in B cell differentiation”
  • Raute, Katrin (2014) „In vitro analysis of the influence of the extracellular matrix on T-cell migration“
  • Mentzel, Jan (2014) „PLA to investigate early Signaling Events upon TCR activation“
  • Zorzin, Carina (2013) “Reconstitution of the T cell antigen receptor and the kinase LCK into liposomes.
  • Plum, Thomas (2013) “The role of Kidins220 in B cell receptor signaling”

 

Bachelor theses:

  • Weiß, Hauke (2015) “The biology of Kidins220 and its CRISPR/Cas9 mediated deletion in T cells”
  • Flachsmann, Lea (2015) “Nanoscale organization of Lck and the TCr during t cell activation”
  • Cerqueira, Liz (2014) “Light-induced T-cell activation: kinetic studies of early T-cell receptor activation”
  • Gulde, Sebastian (2014) „Impacts of ligand and T cell receptor binding durations on T cell activation“
  • Al-Samra, Nada (2014) “Kidins 220 enhances TLR4 signaling in alveolar macrophage-like MPI-2 cells”
  • Hauswald, Lisa (2014) “Role of the Rho-associated kinase in B cell receptor signaling”
  • Zimmermann, Julia Anna (Molekulare Medizin) (2014) “ A TCR reporter model for Lck activity and its free accessibility at the cytosolic interface of the TCR” Molekulare Medizin
  • Alka, Oliver (2013) “ In vitro reconstitution of CD3 phosphorylation”
  • Bauer, Christoph (2013) “Establishing the TALEN technology for mutating the CD3δ chain in a murine T cell line”
  • Deronja, Ognjen (2013) “Interaction of Coronin 1a with Syk in Drosophila S2 cells”
  • Janowska, Iga (2013) “Analysis of a first mouse with a B cell-specific Kidins220 knockout and characterization of the Kidins220-BCR interaction”
  • Koralegedara, Nina (2013) “Construction of an inducible receptor to investigate TCR-mediated Lck regulation”
  • Schächtle, Melanie (2013) “Comparison of different P6A-TCRβ expressing constructs in 31-13 cells and analysis of their TCr surface expression”
  • Alfano, Daria (2012) “Analysis of the Coronin 1A-ZAP-70 interaction in Jurkat cells”
  • Prutek, Fabiola (2012) “Kidins220 positively regulates Erk signaling in K46 B cells”
  • Zenke, Simon (2012) “SHIP-1 interacts with the TCR upon anti-TCR stimulation in situ”
  • Mukenhirn, Markus (2012) “Reconstitution of the Interaction of Coronin 1a with ZAP70 in Drosophula S2 cells”
  • Bohler, Sheila (2011) “Mutating L19 to A in the ƪ TM region reduces TCR phosphorylation but does neither influence assembly nor oligomerization”
  • Hils, Miriam (2011) "Analyse der molekularen Mechanismen des E2A Spleißens während der B-Zell-Entwicklung"

 

Diploma thesises:

  • Mindrup, Erna (2014) “Vergleichende Analyse der Signalübertragung des αβ und ϒδ TCRs“
  • Anna Morath (2013) „Analysis of the B Cell Receptor Organisation“
  • Frederike Deibel (2012) „Construction of a reporter for Src kinase activity at the T cell receptor“
  • Anja Meyer (2011) „Functional Characterisation of Kidins220 as a New Interaction Partner fort he T Cell Antigen Receptor“
  • Stanislav Karnatsevych (2011) „Validierung des Boolschen Netzwerks für die Signalleitung in B-Zellen“
  • Esmeralda Beck (2010) „Analysis of specific hydrophobic interactions between lipids and proteins“
  • Kathrin Jakobus (2009) „Characterization of MST4 and Fer as novel interaction partners of the TCR“
  • Gina Fiala (2008) „Structure-Function Analysis of the pre-TCR and gdTCR“
  • Ester Heupel (2008) „Analysis of the signaling properties of mutant ZAP70 that causes autoimmune arthritis“
  • Oliver Eberhardt (2007)„Role of the tyrosines in the signaltransduction of the T cell antigen receptor complex“
  • Thomas Bock (2006) „High Throughput Identification of Multiprotein Complexes“
  • Eva-Maria Weiß (2005) „Signaltransduction of the CD3g-deficient T cell antigen receptor complex in mice and men“
  • Elaine Pashupati Dopfer (2005) „The Ig-a/Ig-b disulfide-bond: Role in B cell antigen receptor signaling and structure”
  • Barbara Schöpf (2005) „Phosphorylation of the TCR z chain by Src and Syk family kinases in a Drosophila reconstitution system“
  • Claudia Dürr (2005) „Analysis of the signaling properties of mutant ZAP70 that causes autoimmune arthritis“
  • Careen Pollmer (2004) „Studying B cell activation events induced by lipopolysaccharide”
  • Kerstin Höhne (2003) „Reconstitution of the T cell antigen receptor in drosophila cells and analysis of the proximal signalling molecules”