International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.




Mustafa Metin


MD, Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Adana, 1982                            
Speciality Degree in Pediatrics, Ministry of Health, Ankara, 1991
Associate Professor Dr. in General Pediatrics, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, 2002
Professor Dr. in  Department of Pediatrics, Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, 2011

Childhood obesity.            
Child growth and development,
Anthropometric measurements in children,
Child nutrition, Metals (macrominerals, vitamins and  trace elements)                                                                                                                

The Best Graduate,1982
Military  Superior Performance,1988
Grant, Trondheim, Norway,1992
Ministry of Health, Scientific Research Award,1992
Yunus Emre Award, 2001
Certificate of Acknowledgement, Istanbul Governorship, Directorship of Health,2006   
International Scientific Publication Awards: 1994-2010 (16  times)
The First Grade in Scientific Research and Performance,2007,2008,2009
Certificate of Successful Researcher, Coordination Unit of  Scientific Research Projects, Istanbul University,2009  
The Certificate of Acknowledgement, Istanbul Governorship, Directorship of Health,2009
Certificate of Successful Researcher, Namik Kemal University,Medical Faculty, 2015
Plaque of Acknowledgement, Ministry of Health, Directorship of Health,2016                                                                               

A total of 312 publications  
including articles, congress/conference abstracts and book chapters

Book (International)

Donma M.M. , Donma O., Michalke B., Halbach S., Nischwitz V.

"Vitamins, Minerals And Metabolic Pathways In Health And Diseases",

Istanbul University Press Number:4989 Cerrahpasa Medical Facuty: 285;

ISBN:978-975-404-890-2; Istanbul University Publishing House; 2012

Books (National)

 M. Metin Donma,Orkide Donma:

Ulusal Akademik Yayıncılığımızı Geliştirmek İçin Önerilen  Düzenlemeler.

(Suggestions Recommended  for  Improving   National Academic Publishing)

ISBN: 978-605-4136-01-8; Istanbul, 2009.

M.Metin Donma:

Çocuk  Beslenmesinin Tıpta  Biyolojik  ve Etik  Yönleri  İle Değerlendirilmesi.

(Evaluation of Child Nutrition with its Biological and Ethical  Aspects in Medicine)

ISBN: 978-605-4136-00-1; Istanbul, 2008.

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