IMMU7040 Immunological Methodology


FALL 2020
CRN 20284 (A01)

Course Coordinator:   Dr. Abdel Soussi Gounni
Address:                      419 Apotex Centre
Phone:                          (204) 975-7750
Course Times:             Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am 
                                      Some lab components may run on the
                                      Wednesday afternoon of the lecture

Location:                      Alec Sehon Room (477 Apotex)

IMMU7040 - Immunological Methodology is a practical course covering a range of methodologies in common use in immunology and other biomedical research fields.
Lectures will cover (1) the theoretical basis of methods, (2) common applications in immunology, (3) practical pitfalls/common problems, (4) and the advantages and disadvantages of competing methodologies.

Take-home exam of experimental problems incorporating several of the covered methodologies. Answers will be graded independently by at least 3 instructors and averaged.

  • Mid-Term Exam  30%
  • Final Exam          70%

 Sept. 09

 Introduction to methodology-RNA work, RT-PCR and quantitative
 analysis of gene Expression
 **Lab demo to follow lecture, 4th Floor Apotex Centre**

 A. Soussi Gounni

 Sept. 16  Enzyme immunoassays and their applications  R. Su
 Sept. 23

 Flow Cytometry
 **Lab demo to follow 12:30-1:30 p.m., 4th Floor Apotex Centre**

 C. Zhang

 Sept. 30  

 Gene microarrays: practical aspects and data analysis  A. Raouf
 Oct. 07  Proteomics/high content analysis and protein interactions 
 **Tour/demo at The Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and
 Systems Biology** (to be confirmed)
 N. Mookherjee
 Oct. 14  Intra-vital microscopy 
 **Lab demo to follow lecture, 4th Floor Apotex Centre** 
 T. Murooka
 Oct. 21  Animal models for host-defense against pathogens  J. Uzonna
 Oct. 26

 • Covers lectures 1 to 7
 • Worth 30% of your final mark 

 A copy of the exam will be emailed to you at 10:00 AM

 DUE DATE:  Tuesday ,October 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM

 Oct. 28  Animal models for inflammatory disease  J. Ghia
 Nov. 04   DNA manipulation / expression vectors / gene transfer methods
 **Lab demo to follow lecture, 4th Floor Apotex Centre**
 S. Kung
 Nov. 13   Immunoprecipitation and electrophoretic analysis of proteins  S. Gibson
 Nov. 18  Methods for generation of antibodies binding a specific
 molecular target
 X. Han
 Dec. 02  Preparing cellular products for clinical application  Q. Guan
 Dec. 09  CRISPR technology  A. Saleh
 Dec. 09     A. Soussi Gounni
 Dec. 10


  • Worth 70% of your final mark 
  • A copy of the exam will be emailed to you at 10:00 AM

DUE DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM