A few of us from CiteAb are going to be at the 2014 International Antibody Validation Forum hosted by St John’s Laboratory at Queen Mary University of London on 15 October.

The Forum addresses growing concerns associated with the use of commercial antibodies in research and in diagnostics, a subject close to our hearts here at CiteAb.

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The event pulls together an international group of experts from academia and industry. Topics will include the way forward for ensuring quality antibodies are used in research through establishing validation guidelines and data sharing. We’re looking forward to what promises to be a very interesting discussion.

It is hoped that the Forum will become one of many that will help to shape the industry and provide more transparent, accessible antibody validation data.

We’re very much looking forward to the keynote presentation from Dr David Rimm who is the author of the Rimm Lab Algorithm for IHC/QIF, and our own founder Dr Andrew Chalmers will of course be speaking about the work we’re doing here at CiteAb.

If you’re coming along we’d love to catch up with you, so do drop us an email or send a tweet to @CiteAb. If you’re not coming, we’ll write an update when we get back, and will of course tweet from the event itself. The hashtag for the event is #abvalidate.

You can register now for the conference through the St John’s Laboratory website.

– Katrina and the CiteAb team