Antibody Engineering & Display Technologies
October 16 - 31, 2023

Key Dates
Application Deadline:  July 15, 2023
Arrival: October 15th by 6pm EST
Departure: October 31st around 12pm 

CSHL Courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.

Gregg Silverman, New York University School of Medicine
Gianluca Veggiani, Louisiana State University 
Birgit Dreier, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Christoph Rader, Scripps Research Institute
Johannes Yeh, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to attest to recent COVID vaccination (within one year of the course’s start date) with an FDA or WHO approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and Federal Guidelines applicable in Fall 2023.


See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

Advances in the generation and selection of antibodies from combinatorial libraries allow for the rapid production of antibodies from immune and non-immune sources. This intensive laboratory/lecture course will focus on the construction of combinatorial antibody libraries expressed on the surface of filamentous phage and the subsequent selection of desired antibodies from the library. Students will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of constructing combinatorial libraries from immune and non-immune sources as well as the construction of synthetic antibody libraries. Antigen-specific recombinant monoclonal antibodies will be selected from the library. Production, purification and characterization of antibody fragments expressed in E. coli will also be covered.

The lecture series, presented by course faculty and a number of invited speakers, will emphasize theory and practice of antibody display technologies, expression of antibodies in E. coli and mammalian cells, antibody structure and function, bacterial display of antibodies and other ligand-binding domains, the immunobiology of the antibody response, and the use of monoclonal antibodies for therapy including the design of chimeric antigen receptor T cells. We will also discuss principles and protocols for generation and analysis of immune repertoires determined by Next Generation Sequencing.

2022 Speakers:
Brandon Dekosky, MIT
Ratmir Derda, University of Alberta, Canada
Amelie Eriksson Karlström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Shohei Koide, New York University
John Lofblom, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jasna Rakonjac, Massey University, New Zealand
Sachdev Sidhu, University of Toronto
Donald Siegel, University of Pennsylvania
George Smith, University of Missouri 
Stefan Stahl, Royal Swedish Institute (KTH)

We would like to acknowledge the following companies that provided invaluable support:
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Support & Stipends

Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows:


Interdisciplinary Fellowships (transitioning from outside biology)  & Scholarships (transitioning from other biological disciplines) (Helmsley Charitable Trust)
International applicants (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.

Cost (including board and lodging): $4,660

Before applying, ensure you have:
  1. Personal statement/essay;
  2. Letter(s) of recommendation;
  3. Curriculum vitae/resume (optional);
  4. Financial aid request (optional).
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