History of Modern Immunology: The Path Toward Understanding

History of Modern Immunology: The Path Toward Understanding

By: Zoltan Nagy (author)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability

Description

A History of Modern Immunology: A Path Toward Understanding describes, analyzes, and conceptualizes several seminal events and discoveries in immunology in the last third of the 20th century, the era when most questions about the biology of the immune system were raised and also found their answers. Written by an eyewitness to this history, the book gives insight into personal aspects of the important figures in the discipline, and its data driven emphasis on understanding will benefit both young and experienced scientists. This book provides a concise introduction to topics including immunological specificity, antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies, major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, T cell biology, immunological tolerance, and autoimmune disease. This broad background of the discipline of immunology is a valuable companion for students of immunology, research and clinical immunologists, and research managers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Create a review

About Author

Dr. Nagy, a world-leading immunologist, previously held positions as Scientific Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology, Deputy Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology in Tuebingen, Project Leader in Preclinical Research at Novartis in Basel and most recently as Department Head of Immunology at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley. Dr. Nagy's research into the major histocompatibility complex has resulted in over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He's actively contributed to immunology research from 1970 to 2006 and is an author of over 150 research publications (mostly in high impact international journals). He's directly contributed to the majority of sub disciplines, the history of which is described in this book. He personally knows almost all prominent scientists in immunology including 8 Nobel Laureates. This background put him uniquely into the position of writing up the history of immunology in the last third of the twentieth century with authenticity and insider details. He's significantly contributed to the genetics of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), to the MHC-association of autoimmune diseases, and to different aspects of T cell biology. Formerly, he was a member of the Basel Institute for Immunology, deputy director at the Department of Immunogenetics, Max-Planck-Institute of Biology, Tubingen, Germany, head of the Immunology Department, Hoffmann La Roche Inc., Nutley, NJ, USA, and head of research at GPC-Biotech Inc., Munich, Germany. Also is a former editorial board member of "Immunogenetics", and "Human Immunology".

Contents

Introductory Words about Science, Scientists, and Immunology Part One: Pre-History with Far-reaching Consequences 1 The immunological revolution Part Two: The History 2 A very special location: the basel institute for immunology 3 Immunological specificity 4 Monoclonal antibodies: the final proof for clonal selection 5 The first victory of molecular biology: mechanisms of the generation of antibody diversity 6 The major histocompatibility complex 7 Antigen processing and presentation 8 The intricate behaviour of t cells 9 Acquired immunological tolerance 10 Autoimmunity Concluding Remarks

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780124169746
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780124169746
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 0124169740

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close