ELISA and Western Blot
2 Day Course
Available Dates

This course is designed and delivered by leading research scientists from the pharmaceutical industry to give early career scientists the opportunity to learn how to perform an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Western Blotting, two of the most highly sought-after biochemical & molecular biology techniques.


The programme provides practical laboratory-based training in ELISA & Western Blotting.

The course content is ideal for graduates and postgraduate students who wish to learn well-established techniques. This course is also ideal if you are applying for further research studies or scientific posts and require new skills to add to your CV.

We ask students to design their own experiments and allow students to make (safe) mistakes and learn from these. We believe this helps students to develop independent research skills and gain confidence in their own ability in the laboratory.

What to expect

The ELISA and Western Blot (2 Days) programme runs from 9:30am – 4pm for 2 consecutive days with an hour break for lunch. We teach at a very low student to tutor ratio (5:1) meaning that students are supervised and encouraged throughout their course.

Course Content

Day 1 - Western Blot I

Hands on training on SDS-PAGE & Western Blotting for the detection and analysis of proteins from a cell sample. Students will learn how to prepare their samples, load samples into an SDS-PAGE gel for electrophoresis and then how to transfer and overnight incubate their blots.

Day 2 - Western Blot II & ELISA

In the morning session students will perform final steps to produce their blot and then analyse their results. In the afternoon session, students will learn how to carry out a quantitative ELISA.

  • This course is designed for graduates or postgraduate students who wish to gain ‘real’ experience in setting up their own protocols.
  • To get the most from this course you must be confident and competent in a laboratory setting. Thus, a questionnaire must be completed prior to the commencement of your course to ensure you are able to meet the required competencies.
  • If you do not yet possess the necessary lab skills, you need to attend our 1 day ‘Introduction to laboratory skills’ course or the 5 days ‘Essential Laboratory Techniques’ course before commencing this course.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Perform your own analytical tests using the well-established techniques of ELISA and Western Blotting to answer real world questions.
  • Learn how to design and perform your own experiments.
  • Learn how to evaluate your results.
Course Endpoint

This course provides both current undergraduate and graduate scientists with a set of transferable skills and techniques in the laboratory, to progress on into jobs which will involve the use of these skills on a day-to-day basis. The skills and techniques learnt on this course, provide scientists with the tools to progress into postgraduate research projects involving these techniques.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the range of careers and laboratory research opportunities available. On completion of the course, your new skills and laboratory techniques will be endorsed by our lecturers on LinkedIn and a reference can be provided upon request.

Course Details

The cost of this course is £600

You can reserve your place on this course with a deposit of just £150.00 if you are booking more than 28 days in advance. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the course start date

You can also choose to pay for this course in 6 instalments if you are booking more than 26 weeks in advance, or 12 instalments if you are booking more than 54 weeks in advance


Science Park, Liverpool, L3 5TF

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This course lasts for 2 days

9:30am - 4pm

There are up to four payment options available:
  • Pay in full at the time of booking
  • Pay in 2 - 25% deposit with the remainder due 28 days before the course commences (only available if booking more than 28 days in advance)
  • Pay in 6 - 6 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 26 weeks in advance)
  • Pay in 12 - 12 equal, monthly payments (only available if booking more than 54 weeks in advance)
Available Course Dates
Current Academic Year 01/09/2023 to 01/09/2024
2nd March - 3rd March 2024
Location: Science Park, Liverpool
Only 1 places left on this course

Sorry, we don't have any of these courses planned at the moment in the next academic year.