“Immunological memory in infections and vaccination: actual knowledge and future directions”
- The course was conceived by Argentinean scientists and
organized by members of different institutions:
- Education Committee of International Union of Immunological Societies
- Center for Research in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (CIBICI) – National
Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET).
- Postgraduate School, School of Chemical Sciences (FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS
QUIMICAS), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC)
Immunological memory is a hallmark of the immune system. This fundamental property of the
immune system is the basis for vaccination, and the goal of a successful vaccine is to induce long-term protective immunity.
The proposed course was focus on integrating current knowledge concerning the cellular and
molecular protagonist involved in the induction of long-term immunity. The program of the
course included topics about the characterization of memory NK, B and T cells, in mice and
humans, and their role in mediating protection against infections and upon vaccination. The
course was also aimed at fostering multidisciplinary collaborations and scientific and student