Year 13 pupils research about immunology

BSX Y13 students have made a short film about Immunology, specifically the Humoral Immune Response, a type of specific response.

The students have used different models of the cells present in our immune system, the students have simulated the complex immune response in a clearer and more understandable way.

We observed that the immune response involves the action of many specialised cells as well as mechanisms that work together to activate chain processes, so that our body can neutralise the antigens on the surface of invading pathogens. B-lymphocytes, which produce antibodies (immunoglobulins) that are specific to a particular antigen, play a key role in keeping our immune system up to date.

In short, antibodies bind to antigens, marking them for destruction by other immune cells or blocking their ability to cause damage.