Encyclopedia of Immunobiology

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Elsevier Science, 12.07.2016 - 3126 Seiten

Encyclopedia of Immunobiology provides the largest integrated source of immunological knowledge currently available. It consists of broad ranging, validated summaries on all of the major topics in the field as written by a team of leading experts. The large number of topics covered is relevant to a wide range of scientists working on experimental and clinical immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, veterinary science, physiology, and hematology.

The book is built in thematic sections that allow readers to rapidly navigate around related content. Specific sections focus on basic, applied, and clinical immunology. The structure of each section helps readers from a range of backgrounds gain important understanding of the subject.



  • Contains tables, pictures, and multimedia features that enhance the learning process
  • In-depth coverage allows readers from a range of backgrounds to benefit from the material
  • Provides handy cross-referencing between articles to improve readability, including easy access from portable devices

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Über den Autor (2016)

Professor Michael Ratcliffe trained in the United Kingdom, receiving his B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. from University College London. After holding positions at the Basel Institute for Immunology and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, he was recruited to McGill University, Montreal. In 2001 Dr. Ratcliffe moved to the University of Toronto as Chair of the Department of Immunology, a position he held until 2012. He was then appointed Vice-Provost and Dean of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Dr. Ratcliffe is a former President of the Canadian Society for Immunology and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies and currently serves on the Council of the International Union of Immunology Societies. His research is focussed on the development of B cells and he has actively been engaged in teaching many aspects of Immunobiology at the undergraduate and graduate level for more than 30 years.

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