Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:00

The HMS Neurobiology Imaging Facility presents a special seminar:


The Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for evidence-based antibody search


The“reproducibility crisis” has generated much attention in the research community over the past years. While the issue is multifaceted at its core, rogue antibodies have been identified as one of the major culprits.


To ensure scientists can find antibodies that have been proven to work repeatedly by peers, we developed an open-access resource that uses a machine learning algorithm to screen the literature and identify which and how antibodies have been cited. The resulting peer-reviewed data are searchable by protein targets or product identifier, and are filterable by experimental contexts as cited in papers, including technique, tissue, cell line, to help users pinpoint antibodies that have been published under experimental conditions matching their study interest.


Freely accessible resource for Harvard and affiliated scientists at



Tuesday, May 14th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Armenise 125 (D) Amphitheater