Dear Students,

The 1st Semester of 2020/2021 academic year is organised in the form of a hybrid education (involving both in person and online courses) at Semmelweis University.
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Topic list

Basic Immunology” (GYKGEN070E1A-00 and GYGENIMUE1A-00)
2  credits


Course Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of the structure and mechanisms of the immune system, immunological responses in health and disease.

Please note that because of possible unforeseen changes of the virus situation, there might be changes to the regulations described below. In case of any changes we inform you on the startup page of the website of the department and by Neptun messages.
Please read the general compulsory safety regulation on the startup page of the website

Topic list and Schedule
Fall: 2020/21


Lectures (2*45 min / week)
Thursday, 10:35 – 12:05, NET Green Lecture Hall

(Sept 7-11)

Role, processes, organs and cells of the immune system
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 14-18)

Principles of natural immunity
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 21-25)

The complement system
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 28 - Oct 2)

Antigen, antigen presentation and MHCs
/ with voice: ppt

(Oct 5-9)

Antigen receptors and their formation

(Oct 12-16)

T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immune response

(Oct 19-22)

B lymphocytes and humoral immune response

(Oct 26-30)

Immune response in infections; immonodeficiencies

(Nov 2-6)

Hypersensitivity reactions

(Nov 9-13)

Immunological tolerance; natural and pathological autoimmunity

(Nov 16-20)

Immunology of transplantation and pregnancy

(Nov 21-25)

Antitumor immunity

(Nov 30 - Dec 4)


(Dec 7-11)


The order of the lectures and seminars may be subject to modifications.




If you want to attend the lecture personally, please register in advance.
Alternatively, you can listen to the lecture in Zoom.
Registration opens 24 hours before the lecture.

The next date for registration: 22nd Oct

Zoom URL for the lecture on 22nd Oct (Lecturer: Marianna Holub): 
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Course information


Prerequisite subject:
GYKGEN070E1A: Biology II.
GYGENIMUE1A: Biology II., Anatomy, Medical Terminology

Course Instructors and Contact Information:

Course instructor: Dr Marianna Csilla Holub, PhD
Office: NET 618
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emails must include your full name, student number and faculty and have a descriptive subject line.
Expect an average response time of 2 business days. Email will not be checked on weekends or holidays.
Email is not a substitute for office hours. Some questions and/or concerns are better addressed in person and you will be asked to come to office hours.

Office hours: Because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situation, educational administration is managed electronically. In case of questions and/or concerns better addressed in person , ask about the possibility of personal administration at the education administrator's phone number or e-mail address.

Education administrator: Lengyelné Dibó Szilvia; office: NET 623, Phone: 210-2950, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lecturer and Chairman of the Department: Prof. Dr Edit Buzas, MD, DSc
Office: NET 717 - If you wish to discuss something with her, please email to set up an appointment.



Required Textbook:            
Abbas, Lichtmann, Pillai, Basic Immunology 5th Edition,Elsevier, 2015, eBook ISBN: 9780323400145, eBook ISBN: 9780323400114, eBook ISBN: 9780323400152, Paperback ISBN: 9780323390828
Lecture ppt presentations


Other Information

In the rooms of the NET building it is compulsory for everyone to wear a mask that covers both the nose and the mouse. Violation of this rule excludes a student from the practice/seminar or lecture and will have legal consequences according to the directive of the Rector and Chancellor (E/19/2020. (VIII. 28.). see 
You will be responsible for material presented in class and associated textbook sections. The textbook is your resource and will help you understand this material. It contains many of the visuals presented in the lectures. Pay careful attention to the Figures and to the questions and guidelines for study at the end of each chapter.

Semi-final exam:

The semester ends up with a colloquium (semi-final exam; exam period: December 14, 2020 - January 29, 2021).
The grade for the course will be based on the following:
Semi-final exam (date and time set by Neptun) – 90 min. long written test: 60 points
Your mark will be calculated as follows:
Students have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores (31 out of 60) to pass.
The topics are based on the textbooks and the lectures, so attending the latter ones greatly helps students to successfully prepare for the exam. At the exam, it is not sufficient to repeat memorized topics from the textbook and presentations, but you have to be able to synthesize and integrate your knowledge from different parts.
The exam dates will be published one month before the beginning of the exam period. Registration for the exam dates (or modifying the registration) can be arranged exclusively online by the students’ registration system (NEPTUN). If you want to change your exam day, first you have to cancel your earlier sign up. Since we have to book the exam rooms in advance, we cannot change (increase) the maximum number of examinees.
For taking the exam, students have to prove their identity by an official formal personal document with a photo (i.e. passport, driving license).
The announcement of the results takes two-four working days, depending on the number of examinees. Here we would also like to warn you  that in case of  postponing your  exam right to the end of the exam period, you may not be able to register to some of the subjects (which have Immunology  as a  prerequisite) of the next semester on time.
If you miss an exam, the second retake exam (and all others thereafter) can be taken upon payment of a retake fee. The receipt has to be presented to the examiner at the beginning of the exam. If you miss the exam for a valid reason you must request deferred standing. To request deferred standing you must submit a supporting documentation to the Students Administration Office of the Department (not to the Secretary) (NET 623) within 3 business days of the missed exam. Doctor’s notes are NOT sufficient for missed exams; you MUST have your doctor fill out the Attending Physician’s Statement (please make sure you are using the current version of the Attending Physician’s statement form – no other versions will be accepted). Exam missed without certification means the loss of one exam possibility.
Recording of the exam tasks is NOT permitted. Students in violation of these policy may have legal action taken against them.

Consultation in the exam period:
In the exam period the Department keeps an official 45 min consultation, once per week. The exact dates will be published on the website prior the exam period.


Seminars in Immunology ebook: pdf

(Updated version 2015)














The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Deputy Chairman:
Dr. SZALAI, Csaba
+36 1 210 2930 / 56236

Course coordinators:
Cell Science / Biology:

Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251

Oct 16, 15:00-17:00
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. HOLUB, Marianna
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234

Genetics and Genomics:
Dr. HEGYESI, Hargita
+36 1 210 2930 / 56326

Academic (Neptun) administration:
L. DIBÓ, Szilvia
+36 20 825 9996

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