Academic Catalog

GENE518 EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN IMMUNOLOGY

Course Code: 2190518
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Molecular Biology And Genetics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to current protocols in immunology, principles of experimental design to study an immunology related problem, introduction to animal models of infectious, inflammatory and autoimmune disease, animal models of transplantation and tumor immunology. Isolation of lymphoid cells from human and murine tissues and blood, principles of flow cytometry and its applications, proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, tetramer staining methods, ELSA, ELSPOT and cytometric bead array and adoptive cell transfer are among the major techniques that will be covered.