LMP1101H: Basic concepts in inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis

Who can attend

No specific courses are required; however, we prefer background knowledge in:

  • cellular/molecular biology (LMP1510 or equivalent)
  • biochemistry (LMP301H1, BCH242Y or equivalent)
  • immunopathology (LMP403H1 or equivalent)

Course description

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the spectrum of immune-mediated arthritic diseases
  • Recognize the genomic and environmental influences in the pathogenesis of various forms of arthritis

Course coordinator

Dr. Vinod Chandran


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered in odd years (i.e. years ending in 1,3, etc.) in the Winter session.

Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm

Location: Synchronous online delivery (Zoom)

Evaluation methods

Final exam – 75%

In-class presentation – 15%

Participation in class – 10%


Date topic Lecturer/instructor
March 2, 2021 Introduction to immune response: the spectrum of immune-mediated inflammatory rheumatic diseases Dr. Vinod Chandran
March 9, 2021 Deep Phenotyping in Arthritis Dr. Mohit Kapoor
March 23, 2021 The environment: microbiome and infectious agents in arthritis Dr. Bryan Coburn
March 30, 2021 Genomic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies in arthritis

Dr. Proton Rahman

Professor of Medicine, MUN (Memorial University)

April 6, 2021 Integration of omic studies with clinical data in arthritis

Dr. Igor Jurisica

Department of Computer Sciences

April 20, 2021 Final Examination Dr. Vinod Chandran