Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity

Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity

1st Edition - April 8, 2022

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Nima Rezaei
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187319
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323903035

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Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity, Four Volume Set provides new insights into the interactions between bacteria, fungi, parasites and their hosts. Specific areas of interest include host cellular and immune response to microbes, molecular mechanisms of action of beneficial microbes or host-associated microbial communities, microbial pathogenesis, virulence factors, experimental models of infection, host resistance or susceptibility, and the generation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Comprised of over 200 chapters written and edited by leading experts in the field, this book will serve as a key resource for students, researchers, academics and industry practitioners in the fields of microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. More than 100 years after Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur established the microbial etiology of communicable diseases, the field of microbiology is experiencing a second period of rapid growth and expansion, driven by the realization that changes in host-associated microbial communities might be at the root of a broad spectrum of noncommunicable human diseases. These advances follow on the heels of recent progress in high-throughput sequencing technology, which has provided a wealth of information on the human microbiome and its physiological potential.

Key Features

  • Offers a contemporary review of current infection and immunity research, and insights into the future direction of the field
  • Meticulously researched and cross-referenced to allow students, researchers and professionals to find relevant information quickly and easily
  • Includes chapters written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions, ensuring that the knowledge within is easily understood by, and applicable to, a large audience


Academic and industrial researchers, including postgraduates, working in microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. Practitioners, industry scientists, and policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Section 1. The Immune System
    Section 2. Pathogens and Immunity
    Section 3. Bacteria
    Section 4. Viruses
    Section 5. Fungi, Parasites, and Other Pathogens
    Section 6. Clinical Infectious Disease
    Section 7. Clinical Immunology
    Section 8. Laboratory Tests
    Section 9. Treatment Protocols

Product details

  • No. of pages: 3428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128187319
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323903035

About the Editor in Chief

Nima Rezaei

Professor Nima Rezaei gained his medical degree (MD) from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and subsequently obtained an MSc in Molecular and Genetic Medicine and a PhD in Clinical Immunology and Human Genetics from the University of Sheffield, UK. He also spent a short-term fellowship of Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Newcastle General Hospital. Professor Rezaei is now the Full Professor of Immunology and Vice Dean of Research, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the co-founder and Head of the Research Center for Immunodeficiencies. He is also the founding President of the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN). Professor Rezaei has already been the Director of more than 55 research projects and has designed and participated in several international collaborative projects. Professor Rezaei is an editorial assistant or board member for more than 30 international journals. He has edited more than 35 international books, has presented more than 500 lectures/posters in congresses/meetings, and has published more than 1,000 scientific papers in the international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Immunology, School of Medicine; Head, Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Founding President, Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran

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  • Pooya Mon Apr 18 2022

    A valuable book!

    This book is a valuable reference for immunology enthusiasts, especially medical students. The book is very well organized and easy to read. The book begins with the basic topics of immunology and continues with more advanced topics including clinical immunology and laboratory methods. The immunosenescence chapter seems fascinating. The laboratory test chapter, which is my favourite section, provides a comprehensive reference regarding the diagnosis of infectious diseases and immunological disorders. As the author of one of the chapters of this book, I strongly recommend reading it to medical students and researchers. Thanks, Prof. Nima Rezaei for this inspiring book. Pooya Farhangnia Iran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Immunology