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Immunology for Translators

Immunology is ‘the science of self-nonself discrimination’ and is a subject that crosses the boundaries of basic science, medicine and biotechnology. It attempts to answer the question of how our body can recognise and target infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses, remove them, and then ‘remember’ how to repeat the process many years later. The answer is relatively straightforward in theory, but highly complex in practice, with one of the worst reputations for jargon in the biomedical sciences! This webinar covers the key elements of the immune system and its normal function in clearing infections, as well as its role in the pathology of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It also covers the antibodies which are central to these processes; they are also powerful tools for measuring substances with exquisite sensitivity and precision, as well as being used as biological drugs to treat disease. The jargon is inescapable, but examples are carefully selected so as not to be overwhelming, and links to further reading and online resources are provided.

Speaker

Dr. Edward Zanders

Duration

1 hour 7 minutes

Who should watch it?

Both new and established medical translators. Anyone interested in learning more about immunology for translators.

What are the benefits to you?

This webinar will provide background knowledge on the subject of immunology for translators given by an expert in the field with medical translators in mind.

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Comments

  1. I can likewise confirm that the seminar gave a very good insight into the subject and explained many processes with the exact medical terminology. It also reminds one of terms one does not use every day. If I can put a suggestion in for future topics, it would nice to have some anatomy seminars.

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