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Msc Study Track in Cellular Biology and Immunology
The Cell Biology and Immunology Track is an English track designed to prepare students for future independent careers in research and teaching in cell biology and immunology or related disciplines. The educational program emphasizes interdisciplinary training and collaborative and interactive research, an approach based on the idea that solving difficult problems requires the integration of individuals with common goals but differing expertise.
As in the Graduate School regulations. However, the applicant must find first a mentor from the list of researchers that teach in the track or other track-affiliated researchers or other faculty members of the Faculty of Life Sciences.
One of the following laboratories: biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology of the cell, genetics or Immunology.
For students that are not from the Faculty of Life Sciences one-major undergraduate degree in biology, the following undergraduate courses are viewed as essential for admission: Cell biology, Molecular biology and biotechnology, Genetics.
The study program, built for two years of study (4 semesters), includes required and elective courses, research work, submission of a written summary of the research work (MSc thesis) , and defending it in a final examination. The courses total is 30 semester hours, some of which will be Graduate School courses as detailed below (that is, courses open to MSc and PhD students only. Third year undergraduate students will be admitted to these courses with special approval only).
The study program for each student will be approved by the track committee. A supplementary studies program for students coming from other institutions or other faculties will be determined by the track committee.
Head of Track: Prof. Gerardo Lederkremer
The scope of studies for the master's degree is 30 semester hours, according to the following breakdown:
Required faculty courses - 10 s/h
Safety in the Laboratory course (during the first year of studies) – no credit
Group research seminar – 2 s/h
Departmental seminar for MSc students –all students will participate in the seminar given by the Departments in which he performs his research – 2 s/h each year
One of the courses:
Biostatistics – 4 s/h
2. Required track courses:
|0452.3117||Methods in molecular and cellular biology||2 s/h|
|0440.3125||Advanced cell biology: Cellular responses to stress in Health and Disease||2 s/h|
|0421.3811||Selected chapters in Cancer biology||2 s/h|
Required courses from undergraduate studies - 7 s/h
|0455.2688||General immunology||4 s/h|
|0455.3034||Viruses and epidemics in the modern age||3 s/h|
As these courses are in Hebrew, the subjects can also be studied at the following links:
The teachers of the courses will evaluate acquired knowledge
If these courses have been studied during the undergraduate degree, they will be replaced by elective courses (from the graduate or third year undergraduate degree courses), of the same number of hours.
Students whose research project will include working with animals in the laboratory must take the course: "Principles of the use of laboratory animals in bio-medical research", given by the Faculty of Medicine.
Elective courses - making up to 30 s/h
Students must make up a total of 30 hours from Graduate School courses and/or undergraduate courses. It is also possible to make up courses from other faculties, with the consent of the student's advisor, but the weight of courses from faculties other than Medicine, Engineering, or Exact Sciences will be no more than 4 semester hours. In any event, the program in its entirety and any changes made to it require the approval of the student's advisor and the track committee.
Table of recommended Graduate School courses for the track:
|0453.3397||Selected issues in contemporary genetics A||2 s/h|
|0453.4105||Principles and use of physical methods in biology||2 s/h|
|0421.3816||Introduction to Structural Biology||4 s/h|
|0452.3125||Glycans, Lectins and Glycobiology|
|0491.3224||Research Approaches in Neuroimmunology||2 s/h|
|0119.5648||Introduction to Flow Cytometry|
|0114.6565||Maintaining genome stability in states of health and illness (see the Medicine bulletin)||4 s/h|
|0141.2007||Intracellular movement: molecular mechanisms (see the Medicine bulletin)||3 s/h|
|0103.0035||Principles of the use of laboratory animals in bio-medical research (see the Medicine bulletin)||2 s/h|
|0453.3388||Antibody engineering||2 s/h|
|0119.5648||Introduction to Flow Cytometry||1 s/h|
Table of additional elective courses recommended by the track, from the second and third year undergraduate courses:
|0455.3686||Immunology laboratory||3 s/h|
|0455.2566||Laboratory in molecular biology of the cell||6 s/h|
|0455.3832||Pathologies in the 21st century||?|
|0455.3348||Molecular evolution||4 s/h|
|0455.3779||Chapters in biotechnology||4 s/h|
|0455.3798||Molecular signals in processes of division, differentiation and apoptosis||3 s/h|
|0455.3431||Molecular approaches to problems of learning and memory - not given in 2021/22||3 s/h|
Courses in medical science can be found in the medical science yedion (courses beginning with the digits 01).
Researchers that are teachers in the Required courses of the track (+ links)
Other track-affiliated researchers (+ links)