Cell Culture: Advanced Course

Content & Learning Objective

This course is appropriate for participants wishing to extend and deepen their knowledge of cell culture. You receive an overview of cell culture methods and how they differ, and are acquainted with complex cell systems and more advanced detection and analysis approaches. You then apply these to selected tasks.

The theoretical part includes:

  • Standardized cell culture methods
  • Cell systems
  • Introduction to cell transfection
  • Immunofluorescence staining of cells
  • Cell harvesting and protein detection

The practical part covers:

  • Immunofluorescence staining
  • Transfection of adherent cells
  • Luciferase assay

Target Group

Technical and scientific staff with knowledge of and practical experience with cell culture


Associate professor Dr. Rüdiger Arnold  teaches at the University of Heidelberg as a lecturer in several life science education programs. Dr. Arnold studied biology in Giessen and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max - Planck - Institute of Physiology and Clinical Research in Bad Nauheim. Afterwards he joined the German Cancer Research Center and habilitated at the medical faculty of the Ruprecht-Karls - University of Heidelberg in immunology where he worked in the area of activation, differentiation, and apoptosis in leukocytes and lymphoma. Between 2011 and 2015 he headed the student research laboratory of the Heidelberg Life - Science Lab at the German Cancer Research Center.

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Flow Cytometry, Spheroid Culture, Skin Models, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Customized Cell Models; Transfection and Reporter Gene Analysis; Cell Viability, Bioassays; Proliferation and Toxicity Tests; Use and Optimization of Transfection Methods; Fluorescence Microscopy of Live Cells; Industrial Cell Culture Technology