Cell culture training courses in Heidelberg

In cooperation with PromoCell Academy in Heidelberg, Germany, we offer cell culture training courses in the area of

  • cell culture quality control
  • quality management
  • quality assurance
PromoCell Academy


Quality Management in Cell Culture Labs

Content & Learning Objective

Defining standards in cell culture is usually perceived as being complicated and therefore, establishing guidelines is often postponed or omitted. However, standards are an indispensable prerequisite for gaining reliable, objective, and reproducible results and consistently avoiding contamination.

In this course, you will be trained to perform cell culture routine methods according to current quality guidelines. Even though GMP and GLP are not a central topic in this course, standardization will be presented e.g., by generating SOPs and by recommendations in line with GLP and GMP regulations.

PromoCell Academy

Topics in this theoretical course are:

  • Standardization of cell culture routine methods such as passaging, thawing, and freezing of cells
  • Contamination control with a focus on mycoplasmas
  • Quality of reagents in cell culture, e.g., FCS
  • Prevention of cross contamination
  • Methods for characterizing cells
  • Assurance of lasting quality of cell lines
  • Cell banking

Target Group

Technical and scientific staff members with cell culture experience who want to improve the quality of their cell cultures and the reliability of their results but do not work under GMP or GLP.

Dates and prizes

Quality management in CC 11.03.-13.03.2014 3 days, 1049 Euro + VAT

Staring time (on the first day) 09:00 am

Ending time (on the last day) ca. 15:30 pm

The course fee includes the training material in color print, a certificate of attendance, lunch, snacks, and drinks during the training, as well as, on the course days, the free-of-charge transfer from and to your hotel. Further information and registration forms are located here.


Dr. Nicole Kühl studied Biology at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and the University of Bremen. 1999 she completed her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology studying the cell cycle and heat shock proteins. Dr. Kühl then began her post-doctorate work at the Academic Hospital Groningen in the Netherlands, where she specialized in research related to multiple sclerosis and worked with primary glial cells. In 2005, she continued her work at the Jacobs University Bremen, where she led a research group and lectured in biochemistry and cell biology. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Kühl was the head of the PromoCell Academy and taught cell culture courses. Since 2012, she is a freelance trainer and consultant in the area of cell culture quality control and runs the cell culture web site

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