Gibco Cell Culture Basics

Gibco Cell Culture Basics is an introduction to cell culture, covering topics such as laboratory setup, safety, and aseptic technique. You'll also find basic methods for passaging, freezing, and thawing cultured cells. Start here if you are new to cell culture techniques or need to refresh your knowledge.

For an introduction to cancer cell culture, visit Gibco Cancer Basics

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The virtual training lab is an introduction to cell culture, covering many topics including

  • Basic principles of cell culture
  • Preparing a new cell culture
  • Performing a cell passage
  • Cryopreservation
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The Gibco cell culture basics lab is endorsed by The American Association for Cell Biology (ASCB). Gibco and ASCB are committed to cell biology education. As part of our partnership you will receive discounted membership to ASCB after completing the virtual lab.

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A companion handbook that introduces the fundamentals of cell culture. Download a copy to keep as a frequent reference guide.

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Course description

Mammalian cell culture is an integral tool in many workflows of biological study, and this course is designed to provide key tips and best practices for maintaining healthy cell lines and obtaining the most accurate and reproducible results in downstream applications.

Who should attend?

This basic-level course is designed for life science professionals or students with little or no direct experience working in a tissue culture laboratory, or those wishing to refresh or expand on past experience.

Prerequisites

You should have read the Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook and completed the Gibco Cell Culture Basics virtual lab.

Complete the training course and earn a certificate to certify your knowledge

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Compare basal media formulations side by side and download your selections.

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Heroes don’t seek recognition, but they deserve it. We want to show the world what they’re doing.

Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and post-doc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research. This program promotes education and creates a community amongst researchers who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs using cell culture.

Meet our heroes

The virtual training lab is an introduction to cell culture, covering many topics including

  • Basic principles of cell culture
  • Preparing a new cell culture
  • Performing a cell passage
  • Cryopreservation
training course


Complete the training course and earn a badge to certify your knowledge

Explore the lab

The Gibco cell culture basics lab is endorsed by The American Association for Cell Biology (ASCB). Gibco and ASCB are committed to cell biology education. As part of our partnership you will receive discounted membership to ASCB after completing the virtual lab.

ASCB logo

Gibco logo

A companion handbook that introduces the fundamentals of cell culture. Download a copy to keep as a frequent reference guide.

Download now

Testimonials

Course description

Mammalian cell culture is an integral tool in many workflows of biological study, and this course is designed to provide key tips and best practices for maintaining healthy cell lines and obtaining the most accurate and reproducible results in downstream applications.

Who should attend?

This basic-level course is designed for life science professionals or students with little or no direct experience working in a tissue culture laboratory, or those wishing to refresh or expand on past experience.

Prerequisites

You should have read the Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook and completed the Gibco Cell Culture Basics virtual lab.

Complete the training course and earn a certificate to certify your knowledge

Complete the training course and earn a certificate to certify your knowledge.  View courses

Sign in to download literature that can help you with cell culture and transfection.

Sign in

Compare basal media formulations side by side and download your selections.

View formulations

Gibco Cell Culture Basics Videos

Table of Contents

Cell culture lab

Cell culture basics

Transfection basics

Methods

Gibco Cell Culture Companion

Capture and store vital experiment information on your iPhone or i

Capture and store vital experiment information on your iPhone or iPad in the lab as you count cells, perform cell culture calculations and generate growth curves. And when you're finished, you can export all data files to your Mac or PC.

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One Cell Bio product handbook

We have simplified our portfolio to show you how our most popular products and services are used as single tools or integrated system solutions. This handbook is meant to expedite your search for the right cell biology product and give you an in-depth look at how we can help accelerate research.

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Resources

Cell Culture & Transfection Learning Center
Access cell culture and transfection educational resources for better experiment planning and execution.

Media Formulation Tool
Find the right Gibco media formulation for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM, and RPMI-1640 media.

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Support

Cell Culture & Transfection Support Center
Find technical support recommendations for your cell culture and transfection workflows, including tips for experimental setup and in-depth troubleshooting help.

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