3rd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology

Cell culture introduction

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ECTS Credits1
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffDE RYCKER, C├ęcile
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Cell morphology and biology, aseptic rules.

Aims and Objectives

To learn the specific vocabulary of the disciplin. To know the usual techniques for the routine work in a cell culture laboratory. Appreciation of the advantages and dissadvantages of each technique.


The laboratory equipment.

Aseptic techniques

Preparations and sterilization.

Contaminations of the cultures

Protection - biohazard

Culture conditions (media, pH, ...)

Basic techniques


FRESHNEY Ed., Culture of animal cells : a manual of basic technique, Liss, New York, 2005

FRESHNEY Ed., Animal cell culture : a pratical approach, IRL press, Oxford, 1989

ADOLPHE M. et BARLOVARZ-MEINON G., Culture de cellules animales : méthodologies, applications, INSERM, 1999.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations

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