Adaptive Immune System
Adaptive Immune System

Adaptive Immune System

by Peter Delves, PhD

The adaptive immune response is characterized by the onset of immunity-related reactions triggered by a specific antigen, as well as the continuous development of immunological “memory” to ensure that future encounters are resolved in a more efficient fashion. Although it’s differentiated from the innate immune response by these factors, both work in very close association.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the processes of lymphocyte development, activation, homing and recirculation, and antigen processing and presentation.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing gene expression, protein synthesis, signal molecules, and cellular receptors.

Course Details

  • Videos 31
  • Duration 2:41 h
  • Quiz questions 100
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Adaptive Immune System

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

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Very clear explanation, and fun analogies used, sometimes!
By Cb Y. on 13. March 2024 for Adaptive Immune System

I loved Dr Delves lectures! I find them incredibly easy to follow, very clear… he uses his voice to empathize important points, uses fun analogies, sometimes, to explain concepts. What I personally “disliked” is that since I am using his lectures to study for Step 1, it makes me wonder if I really need to know all the details presented in his lectures. It is very interesting and all, but I am pressed for time! I would looove a final summary saying, “this is what you HAVE to know for your exam”. I think doing the quiz questions have helped me extract the most important points in some of the lectures that were so full of “letters and numbers”. But overall, his lectures have made immunology so much more friendly and even amusing!

Super helpful
By Jonathan A. on 17. February 2024 for Adaptive Immune System

Very clear and detailed videos. Highly recommended material for med students.

By Samara O. on 31. March 2023 for Recognition of Antigens – Lymphocyte Development

In my university class I wasn't understand this, but the video class with dr. Peter is so clear for me, thanks. Sorry for my english

Thank you
By Ami A. on 18. January 2023 for Overview of Lymphoid Tissues – Lymphocyte Activation

It is a good introdduction video! I love this class