Practical Training: Neuroinflammation
Full course description
Students participate in a neuroinflammation practical, which will be based on ongoing experimental Research in the School for Mental health and Neuroscience.
These practicals focus on the characterization of autoantibodies against neuronal receptors, using techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), cell-based assays (CBA) and immunofluorescence (IF) microscopic analysis.
Such techniques are clinically relevant to detect autoantibodies from individuals with neuropsychiatric diseases, including for example myasthenia gravis or NMDA encephalitis.
Students will be able to understand:
- neuroinflammation markers;
- biochemical assays;
- data analysis.