The program aims at providing intellectual and practical training to senior biomedical students of different disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, science, and biotechnology. The program will include a theoretical section on the immune system and its functions, with emphasis on its vital role in fighting and eliminating cancer. In addition, the program will cover practical training on the isolation and identification of different immune subsets, Immunophenotyping, and basics of culturing and maintaining immune cells. At the end of the program, the trainees will be asked to provide a short presentation on what they have learned, and if there are any research ideas to share and discuss.

Program Learning Objectives: at the end of the program, each trainee will be able to

  1. Define the basic principles of immunology, including the functions of the immune system in different contexts, and list the different types of immune cells and molecules.
  2. List the mechanisms used by immune cells to attack and kill cancer cells.
  3. Isolate the population of white blood cells from healthy donors and culture these cells in appropriate conditions to mimic the human body’s microenvironment.
  4. Isolate and differentiate between the different types of immune cells based on their surface and intracellular components via Immunophenotyping.
  5. Recall and apply the basics and precautions for tissue culture.
  6. Write up the experimental steps and results in a lab report.
  7. Expand T cells in culture from isolated primary immune cells.
  8. Genetically manipulate cultured cell lines using transfection reagents (if reagents can be supplied)
TopicTypeAssigned person
1st WeekMonday10:0012:00· Introduction to the Immune systemTheoretical and practicalMona Zidan
 Tuesday10:0002:00-Isolation of white blood cells  
 Wednesday10:0002:00-Immunopheno typing of different immune subsets  
 Thursday10:0001:00-Data analysis  
2nd WeekMonday10:0012:00-Basics of cell cultureTheoretical and practicalYasmin ElMaghloob
 Tuesday10:0002:00-Isolation of PBMCs and expansion of T cells in culture  
 Wednesday10:0001:00-Genetic manipulation of cultured cells  
3rd weekWednesday10:0001:00-Student presentations of topics covered and potential research ideasTheoreticalTrainees

3 Weeks.


NoWavesAvailable dates
 1Wave 1From 18/9/2023-19/10/2023
 2Wave 2From 30/10/2023-16/11/2023
 3Wave 3From 20/11/2023-07/12/2023    

Biomedical students of different disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, science, and biotechnology.

In order to receive your certificate, you have to attend no less than 80%
• Hard copy for 100 Egyptian Pounds
• Soft copy for free

The fees of the course will be directed towards the treatment of our children.

Course Fees and Registration