Path 415 – Agglutination is right, but how do you know that your determination is right?

Hi everyone! Agglutination, yup, that’s it. Why does it work? What’s in antisera? Antiserum is blood serum that contains specific antibodies against an infective organism or poisonous substance. Antiserum (plural: antisera) typically contains polyclonal antibodies and is used to pass on passive immunity to many diseases. How will they work? Think of what we know about antibodies that bind to antigens, and how they cause…

Path 415…Putting what you learned to practice

Hello everyone! In today’s lecture we went through some basic principles of immunology that are often the basis for various immunological techniques related to research and health and human disease. Coming out of today’s lecture, I expect you to be able to answer the following: Describe the molecular basis of antigen-antibody interactions What techniques best localize…

UBC Pathology Day – Congrats to our students!

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held its annual Pathology Day Conference on May 24th, 2015. Two of our students were recognized for their work – Adam Yu won an award for his poster, and Tissa Rahim won an award for her oral presentation. Congratulations to both! Adam poses with his award-winning poster.