The major content of the course is basic immunology and the understanding of the mechanisms behind how the immune system is continuously prepared to defend us against infections. In addition, the course contains an overview of how the immune system can sometimes damage our bodies, as in autoimmune disease and allergy.

Metabolism is a fundamental aspect for maintaining the functions of all types of cells. Almost all major human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, cardio-metabolic syndrome, autoimmune and ageing-related disorders are caused in part by metabolic abnormalities. Thanks to recent advances in metabolomics, the knowledge of cell metabolism is growing exponentially in recent years. Therefore, understanding the latest concepts and groundbreaking discoveries on cellular metabolism and metabolic regulation is essential for biomedical research, clinical practice and drug discovery.