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Conducted by the Centre for Immunology and Molecular Biology Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences Faculty of Science, University of Colombo


ELISA is a sensitive immunological technique widely used as a diagnostic tool in medicine, veterinary science, plant pathology, biotechnology, food science, toxicology etc. as well as a quality control check in various industries. This is a versatile tool in many areas of research.

Course Objectives

To provide sound theory and hands-on practical knowledge on ELISA techniques and on establishing ELISA.

Minimum entry requirement

  • GCE Advanced Level in Biological Sciences/ Technology (at least pending results)

Registration link

Registration form  here

Course fee

Rs. 50,000/= per head

Mode of payment:
Mode of payment will be communicated to registered participants
through a personal email.

Number of candidates:
Limited to twenty (20)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance of antigen-antibody reactions in disease diagnosis.
  • comprehend the basic principles of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).
  • gain knowledge on different types of ELISA techniques.
  • acquire skills to perform indirect/sandwich/competitive ELISAs to detect antibodies/ antigens in the test sample.
  • learn how to establish an indirect ELISA.


Week 1: Introductory session on Antigen-antibody interactions Indirect ELISA

Week 2: Sandwich ELISA

Week 3: Competitive ELISA

Weeks 4 – 5: Establishment of ELISA


30h (6h x 5 Saturdays) starting on 12 August and continuing through 9 September, 2023 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

For whom


  • interested in pursuing studies in biomedical sciences (undergraduates/ postgraduate students)
  • who wish to seek career opportunities in medical laboratory diagnostics (E.g., Medical Lab Technicians etc.)
  • who wish to supplement their existing knowledge in Immunology

Course Coordinator:

Telephone: (+94) 705694265