University of São Paulo: Students aged 14 to 18 can enroll in a course on immunology at USP

Between January 24th and 28th, the Blood Center of Ribeirão Preto and Casa da Ciência will promote the first edition of the Immunotherapy Week for students from public and private schools. For registration, which runs until January 18 and must be done here , interested parties must be between 14 and 18 years old, attending between the 9th year of elementary school and the 3rd year of high school.

With online classes and live chats with researchers at the institution, participants will learn concepts involving innate and adaptive immune responses. The activities will be recorded and the students must deliver, until February 4th, a final activity that will be announced on the last day of the course.

The event integrates actions that are scheduled to take place annually over a period of three years and participation in this edition will be essential for students to participate in the next ones with more complex themes, such as immunotherapy using CAR cells and gene editing.

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Science House
Casa da Ciência is a program of the Blood Center of Ribeirão Preto, linked to the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (FMRP) at USP, which develops science teaching activities with the objective of bringing scientific research closer to students and teachers of the basic network of teaching and supporting them. Casa da Ciência started in 2001 as part of the educational program As Células, o Genoma e Você, from the Cell Therapy Center (CTC), part of the Research, Innovation and Diffusion Centers (Cepids), financed by the Research Support Foundation. of the State of São Paulo (Fapesp).
The project was proposed based on the methodological trajectory of the LEC (Science Teaching Laboratory) between 1981-2000. He worked directly with teachers in exercises at Basic Schools and their students and follows an educational line that has the support of researchers and graduate students from USP and the Blood Center.
The program is coordinated by Professor Marisa Ramos Barbieri and proposed based on the methodological trajectory of the Science Teaching Laboratory (LEC) of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) at USP, which worked directly with professors and students from basic schools. The Science House includes the following projects: Information, Research and Organization in Sciences (Pipoc), storage place for records made during the programs it coordinates and the Museum and Science Teaching Laboratory (MuLEC).

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