Teaching About Antibodies and Immunology​

Teaching About Antibodies and Immunology​

Knowledge of the components and functions of the immune system has led to many advances, including the development of treatments for autoimmune disease, allergic reactions, and many endogenous and pathogen-derived diseases. Antibodies are now used as therapies for various cancers as well as in diagnostic testing — for microorganisms, drugs, proteins, hormones, and disorders such as cancer and heart disease.

Classroom Lab Activities and Resources for Teaching ELISA​

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    ELISA Immuno Explorer Kit​

    Use the ELISA Immuno Explorer Kit to teach how antibodies and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) are used to detect microbial and viral infections (such as those that cause COVID-19, HIV, or the flu), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or molecular markers that enable diagnosis of cancer, pregnancy, or drug use.​

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    Giant Panda Problem Kit​

    The Giant Panda Problem Kit is a great way to help your students understand physiological systems by combining immunology, reproductive endocrinology, epidemiology, and the unique properties of antibodies that have revolutionized medicine.​

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    ELISA Paper Model Activity​

    Your students can use this paper model activity to get a solid grasp of the components of an ELISA and how they work together in antibody/antigen detection. Add volumes to these pieces to construct an interactive protocol!​

    Download PDF (PDF 2.6 MB)
    Download PPT (PPT 65.9 MB)

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    Animation: ELISA Tests​​

    Visualize two types of ELISA in these step-by-step animations.​

    ​Antigen Detection
    ​Antibody Detection

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    Bio-Rad ELISA Guide

    Access details about the different types of ELISA assays and considerations for assay design.​

Classroom Lab Activities and Resources for Teaching Western Blotting

Western Blot Learning Center​

Western Blot Learning Center

The Western Blot Learning Center is a complete reference on all the steps of western blotting, includes practical theory, protocols, and recommendations on how to make your blots better from experts.