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- noun The study of the interrelation between immunity to disease and genetic makeup.
- noun The branch of immunology that deals with the molecular and genetic bases of the immune response.
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- noun immunology, genetics The study of the
geneticbasis for the immune response, and of the relationships between geneticsand immunityfrom disease
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The next decade saw several additional recruitments: Thomas Mandel initiated electron microscopy and, later, transplantation biology; Noel Warner established a strong base in immunogenetics; Ken Shortman succeeded Gordon Ada and established a new tradition in cell separation; Jerry Adams and Suzanne Cory introduced molecular biology, initially to investigate antibody production and later to study the origins of cancer; Graham Mitchell initiated a vigorous program in immunoparasitology, focussed on schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis and malaria.
Such a laboratory offered very attractive facilities and precious inbred guinea pig strains essential to my work in immunogenetics.
The analysis of the H-2 system by Snell became a monumental masterpiece in mammalian genetics that has laid the foundations of a new science: transplantation immunology and immunogenetics.
Since that time, he has retained a constant interest in the immunogenetics of blood cells.
His training and principal area of research has been in quantitative genetics, but by about 1960 his interests shifted to immunogenetics and more recently to molecular genetics.
The transplantation immunologist Professor Leslie Brent said: "He was undoubtedly one of the important figures in the field of immunogenetics, and a great intellect."
At this time he started the immunogenetics research that led to his Nobel prize.
Cookson W (2004) The immunogenetics of asthma and eczema: a new focus on the epithelium.
Sato A, Nikolaidis N (2007) MHC, TSP, and the origin of species: from immunogenetics to evolutionary genetics.
Additionally, we analyze a dataset in HIV immunogenetics to demonstrate the results of the two strategies on real data.