Many microbes exploit their hosts to obtain essential nutrients for their own propagation. The ability of pathogens to detect host receptors is a pivotal issue which decides their host range. Some microbes do not cause clinically evident diseases in hosts, but some of them develop chronic and acute diseases that lead to mortality.
The emphasis of this pathogenesis session is placed on
- the comprehension of the concepts of microbial pathogenicity and virulence that cause infectious diseases.
- the understanding of molecular signals and complex virulence systems that microbes opt for to parasitize and cause damage to host immunity.
- the provision of an overview of the host response to pathogen invasion and epidemiology.
This session encompasses a range of human, animal and plant diseases caused by viral, fungal and bacterial pathogens, as well as the immunology framework.