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When and where? Fall, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am in NSB 5132.

Areas covered: Immunochemistry is about the formation and use of antibodies.  Both the applications of antibody use and the theoretical background of each of the areas will be presented.  The course will include, but not be limited to antibody (Ab) structure, antigens (Ag), Ab/Ag interactions and their measurement, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, formation of Ab and their measurement. Ag detection methods using Ab, including precipitation, fluorescence, chromophore production with enzyme-linked Ab, and chemiluminescence.  Ab-intensive techniques such as Western blotting, ELISA and other sandwich approaches, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, and fluorescence and confocal microscopy.  Contexts for immunological work, including forensics, research, disease analysis, environmental testing, and roles for cellular immunology in research and disease prevention.

Target:  Students, both undergraduate and graduate, who will need to use or understand immunochemical techniques in their future careers, including students headed to graduate or professional programs in chemistry or biology, forensic science students, students interested in drug R&D, basic science research, clinical or pathology work, any health field, environmental testing, public health, many others, too.

Relevant majors:  Chemistry, biology, forensic science, pre-med, clinical lab sciences, environmental health science, nursing, public health.

Tasks:  Readings will be primary and secondary sources on the web.  There will be exams, papers, class presentations, a debate or two, and smaller assignments.

PREREQUISITES: Any one of the following, or equivalents from other schools:  CHE 105, 102, 361, 430, 431, or BIO 331. 

Contact Information

Dr. Martin Brock
(859) 622-1460

Published on March 22, 2016

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