From 22 to 31 July 2013, CERMEL hosted its first regional malaria ELISA workshop with over 10 participants coming from various academic and research institutions of the Central African region including Congo Brazaville, Cameroun and Gabon.
The purpose of this workshop which took place within the framework of the CANTAM network (Central African Network for Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria) was to transfer the expertise developed by CERMEL for the assessment of plasmodium falciparum specific immunity and provide participants with a thorough overview of the ELISA method, specifically with regards to its applications for measurement of humoral immune responses the context of malaria vaccine research. The workshop specifically included training on ELISA assay principles and applications, ELISA assay praticals (MSP3, GLURP and GMZ2 total IgG ELISA), ELISA data reduction (linear regression analysis), overview of critical aspects (CV, assay reproducibility, assay optimization). More information about the CANTAM network is available here
Workshop facilitators team
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