Immunology (3rd year)

All the information, study materials, quizzes etc. can be found at the Moodle course Immunology DA0105044, the password to which is "ImmunologyIsFun". Below you can find a summary of the most important information.

Course page in SIS:


Wednesday 10:00-11:40, small left lecture hall (malá levá posluchárna).

Powerpoint slides from previous year's lectures will be made available in each Moodle topic every Monday, up-to-date slides will be uploaded after each lecture. Previous year's YouTube lecture recordings will be available in each topic where available.

4.10.2023 Introduction to immunology, innate immunity, complement
11.10.2023 Inflammation, cytokines, chemokines, antigen presentation, MHC system, cellular signaling
18.10.2023 Complement and other humoral components of the innate immune system, NK cells, ILC
25.10.2023 Adaptive immunity, T lymphocytes, NKT cells
1.11.2023 Germinal center reaction, B lymphocytes, antibody response
8.11.2023 Immunity against infection, mucosal and skin immunity
15.11.2023 Immunodeficiency
22.11.2023 Immunopathology, autoimmunity
29.11.2023 Allergic diseases, atopy
6.12.2023 Immunology of transplantation
13.12.2023 Biological therapy, immunostimulation, immunosuppression
20.12.2023 Active/passive immunization
3.1.2024 Immunity against tumours


Seminars take place at the seminar room of the Department of Immunology, 3rd floor, node G in the laboratory tract between the pediatric and adult hospital.

Attendance at the seminars is mandatory, with 2 permitted absences due to important reasons per semestre, based on mutual trust.

Groups 1, 2 Fridays 10:45-12:25

6.10.2023 Introduction, organization, essay topics
13.10.2023 (HOME) Work on essay
20.10.2023 (HOME) Work on essay
26.10.2023 (HOME) Work on essay
3.11.2023 Laboratory methods in immunology
10.11.2023 Outpatients visit + ESSAY HAND-IN
24.11.2023 Allergo-immuno case reports
1.12.2023 Immunodeficiency cases workshop
8.12.2023 Diagnosis through research in immunology
15.12.2023 Oral essay presentations
22.12.2023 Oral essay presentations
5.1.2024 Oral essay presentations
12.1.2024 PRE-TERM EXAMS


Composition of an essay is one of the crucial tasks leading up to the exam and is necessary to obtain your credits. Students can join in groups of up to three to choose one of the presented topics, or choose their own after consultation with the teachers, then compose and submit an essay via Moodle by midnight of November 12th. An oral presentation will then follow in December, also as part of the credit. More information will be given at the first seminar.


Each week after the Wednesday lecture, a short mandatory online test will open up in Moodle. This has to be completed and submitted by each student before Friday midnight. Their purpose is to promote revision of that week's topic and they will be mostly focused on (but not entirely limited to) what was discussed during the lecture, thus helping you form a stronger memory of the topic for the future.


Credits are awarded based on the essay, presentation, tests and presence at seminars.

They will be listed in SIS before exam period starts.


The exam will be held in person, orally.

Dates will be listed on December 15th, sign-ups will open December 18th.

Pre-term examinations will be held during the week 8.-12.1.2024.

The list of exam topics is available in Moodle.

Recommended literature

  • Lectures! Each exam topic should be at least in part be covered during one of the lectures - not exhaustively (which is impossible given the time alotted), so we expect self-study to be an important part of your preparation. The lectures should however give you an idea of what is important and put the systems into proper context.
  • Abbas, Lichtman, Pillai: Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Elsevier, 2017, 9th edition
  • Hořejší, Bartůňková, Brdička, Špíšek: Základy imunologie, Triton, 2017, 6th edition
  • Chapel, Haeney, Misbah, Snowden: Essentials of Clinical Immunology, Wiley, 2014, 6th edition
  • Bartůňková et al: Imunodeficience, Grada, 2021, 3rd edition
  • Petrů et al: Dětská alergologie, maxdorf, 2021, 2nd edition
  • Doležalová, Dallos et al: Dětské revmatologie v praxi, mladá fronta, 2019
  • Murphy, Weaver: Janeway´s Immunobiology, Garland Science, 2017, 9th edition
  • Bartůňková: Vyšetřovací metody v imunologii, Grada, 2011, 2. přeprac. vydání

Responsible contact persons

Deputy for undergraduate education Adam Klocperk, MD, Ph.D. (@email)
Secretary Zuzana Trnkova (@email)

Created: 6. 5. 2019 / Modified: 18. 9. 2023 / Responsible person: Administrátor