Antibody training course: from selection to validation

Getting accurate and reliable results is crucial for your scientific career. However, a third of junior scientists fail to validate their antibodies before they use them1. To help you avoid wasting time and resources, we have compiled everything you need to know into a four-week training course.

When you enroll, you will receive four weekly emails on Tuesdays. In each, you will get short videos and guides taking you from choosing the right antibody, through to storage, validation, optimization, and troubleshooting to ensure you get the best results from your antibody.

Sign up now

Abcam will process your personal data in strict accordance with its privacy policy which can be found here. This will include sending you updates about Abcam, our products, and resources we think would be of interest to you. You can unsubscribe and manage your marketing preferences by clicking the link at the bottom of every email we send.

What do you get?

  • Week 1

    Choose your antibody. Find out what to look for and understand the differences between different types of antibodies.

  • Week 2

    Store and handle your antibody. Get our antibody storage guide, learn how to store different conjugates and get answers to your most common questions.

  • Week 3

    Test and validate your setup. Get help on how to choose appropriate controls and learn how to validate your antibody and optimize your experimental setup.

  • Week 4

    Troubleshoot. Get the answers to common protocol issues for key antibody based applications including western blot, IHC/ ICC, and flow cytometry


1 Freedman, L. P. et al. The need for improved education and training in research antibody usage and validation practices. BioTechniques 61, 16–18 (2016).