CAR T Cells: Fantastic Voyages of Serial Killers


This module covers all the scientific foundations needed to understand how Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells are engineered, their mechanism of action, the main challenges associated with CAR T cell therapies and the promises they hold for tomorrow's curative medicine.

It also includes a first-in-class resource: an interactive glossary with a growing collection of Biotech Toolboxes.


Biotech toolboxes offer different complementary ways to use relevant key terms, essential for mastering the common territory of all biotechnology. These terms constitute a growing Biotech Toolboxes Encyclopedia, a framework for the creation of shareable life sciences knowledge for all stakeholders in healthcare


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- Introduction

- First Biotech 12-Pack: Oncology
- Second module: Checkpoint inhibitors
   Published September 17, 2019 

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- Download flier

- Iversity access


Learning objectives:

By the end of the course, you will have a clear conceptual understanding of:

- immunological cytotoxicity;
- different cytotoxic immune system cells;
- the notion of cancer immunosurveillance;
- MHC 1, T cell receptors and T cell cytotoxicity.

In addition, you will learn:

- how CAR T cells are engineered;
- how CAR T cell therapy is administered;
- about CART side effects and their management;
- about the limitations of CAR T cell therapies;
- future possibilities about CAR T cell therapies.


Target Audience:

- Non-scientists working in drug development
- Scientists working in drug development

- Medical doctors in need of CME

- Investors

- Regulatory Affairs professionals

- Nurses and other caregivers

- Patient advocates
University students interested in life sciences
- Anyone with an interest in cancer therapies


Module contents:
    Unit 1 - Introduction
    Unit 2 - The Killer Cells within us
    Unit 3 - Immunosurveillance
    Unit 4 - The making of Serial Killers
    Unit 5 - The Kymriah Protocol
    Unit 6 - Side Effects
    Unit 7 - The Fantastic Voyages of the Future


Total course duration: 40 minutes



- SBA members: 49 CHF (41 €)
- All others: 59 CHF (49 €)