This two day program is ideal for basic research and translational biology scientists who work with antibodies on a regular basis. This program which focuses on the types of artifacts associated with antibodies and introduce them to a variety of validation methods that can be implemented in research and academic laboratories.
Antibodies, and in particular monoclonal antibodies, are the single most important laboratory reagent, but are now also recognized as a main contributor to the reproducibility crisis that wastes research funding, undermines trust in scientific research, and jeopardizes scientific careers. This workshop brings to the participants’ attention the various factors that can compromise the validity of data produced with antibodies.
When it comes to verifying the integrity and identity of laboratory reagent, the burden of proof is increasingly being laid on researchers, and thus, the end-user of the reagents. The validation or authentication of antibodies can be performed with techniques and equipment readily available in many laboratories. Therefore, this workshop is recommended for anyone who relies on antibodies in their research.
Lecture and Hands-on Interactive Training
Team taught by active researchers
Thumbnail drive with Lectures and Workshop material
Space limited to 24 participants
Registration Fee: $695
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University of Pennsylvania
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Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
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Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
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Johns Hopkins Medical Campus (ACCM)
Wolfgang Leitner, PhD
- Reagent authentication: why now? Which reagents have the most “issues”?
- Brief intro to producing antibodies – what can go wrong?
- Antibody batch-to-batch variations and QC
- Problems introduced through antibody labeling
- Problems introduced by antibody purification
- Verifying antibody identity: suitable methods already available in most immunology labs
- Proper maintenance of hybridoma cells, proper storage of antibodies
Hands-on Lab Exercises:
- Antibody Validation by Immunoprecipitation/SDS-PAGE/Western Blotting
- Antibody Validation by Flow Cytometry
- Validating Antibody Avidity with Biosensors
Wolfgang Leitner, PhD, Course Director
Dr. Leitner is the Chief of the Innate Immunity Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID). He received his flow cytometry training at the University of Salzburg where he obtained a MSc in biochemistry and a PhD in Immunology. He has been teaching flow cytometry for 25 years. Before joining NIAID, he worked on melanoma and lymphoma vaccines at NCI/NIH, and at WRAIR as a vaccine consultant.