Antibody based technologies

National course. The course is addressed to current and potential facility users such as PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees within life science at any Swedish university, curious about antibody based methods or in need of antibody based technologies for their research.
Applicants with an ongoing project or defined future project where any of the covered technologies are to be used will be prioritized.

This course is supported by SciLifeLab and run by the SciLifeLab Cell Profiling facility in Stockholm.


Application page

Important dates

Application open: November 23, 2017

Application deadline: February 25, 2018

Confirmation to accepted participants: March 7, 2018

If you don’t receive information according to the dates above, contact and

Social program

The course contains a voluntary social program for networking purposes (includes the coffee, lunches and one course dinner with teaching experts). A course fee of 1100 SEK will be invoiced to accepted participants that attend the social program, after completion of the course. NOTE – Uppsala University cannot invoice individuals.

Course content

The workshop will focus on antibody based technologies and describe the possibilities of using these technologies within the facilities at SciLifeLab. Lectures will cover both theoretical and more practical aspects of the different applications, including the following technologies:

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Protein array technologies and suspension bead technologies
  • Mass cytometry and flow cytometry
  • Immuno capture/immuno precipitation in combination with mass spectrometry
  • Proximity ligation assays
  • Antibody validation strategies

Apart from general aspects of the technologies, the course will include project presentations to demonstrate the benefits and possibilities of the technologies in different contexts. Last but not least validation strategies of antibodies for different applications will be covered, as this is of outmost importance for adequate output data.

Course literature

A number of relevant articles will be provided to accepted participants after the application deadline. The articles should be read before the course.

Course teachers 

Entry requirements

No previous experience in antibody based methods is required, but applicants with an ongoing project or defined future project where any of the covered technologies are to be used are prioritized. It is therefore important to briefly describe relevant projects when applying to this course.

The course has a limited number of spots. Selection criteria include correct entry requirements, motivation to attend the course as well as gender and geographical balance.