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H2: Molecular Medicine II – 12424

(2 hrs/week; 2 CP; Spring 2021)

Christoph Handschin, Markus H. Heim, Radek C. Skoda

The purpose of this lecture series is to introduce biologists to the mechanisms that cause human diseases. Emphasis will be on the genetic and environmental factors that lead to diseases, and how this knowledge can be used to develop diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The series will concentrate on infectious diseases (e.g. AIDS, Malaria), disorders of the immune system (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), on organ systems such as blood, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal and respiratory system, on muscle diseases and more general topics such as cancer, psychiatric disease and aging.