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Immunotherapy has gained clinical importance in recent years, primarily as a result of advancement in cancer treatment and modulation of inflammatory diseases. This course will bring you up-to-date with immunotherapy from basic principles to modern treatments including personalized medicine. We will focus on the cellular and molecular action of the therapy towards cancer and autoimmune diseases. This will also take us through the identification process of diseases that are suitable for immunotherapy. This is followed by introduction to the process of discovery of new immune modulators, including side effects of the treatment and how to overcome these problem. Completion of the two week course will provide participants with in depth understanding of immunotherapy, and form a solid base for future research and clinical practice in this area. The course covers a panel of lectors given by experts in the field, which will be combined with classroom teaching with discussions and problem solving.   

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


  • 80% course participation.
  • In addition, the students’ yield from the course will be evaluated through an oral presentation of the project work to finish off the course. The project work and the presentation will be done in groups, but students will be assessed individually in relation to the academic objectives of the course.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.  


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Martin Kristian Thomsen

Jens Christian Skou fellow