Topic list

Cell Science (AOKGEN666_1A) for Students of Medicine
2019/20 Academic year - 1st semester



Thursday, 8:15 - 9:00
Green Lecture Hall (NET building)



Labs: L13, 14, 15, 16 (NET building)

1st week

12 of September

Cell theory. Cell membrane I
ppt   pdf

1st week

 9-13 of September

The light microscope
ppt   doc

2nd week

19 of September

Model cells in Medicine. Cell membrane II
ppt   pdf

2nd week

16-20 of September

The general cell structure. Light microscopic microtechnique

3rd week

26 of September

Structure and function of nucleus
ppt   pdf   doc   doc   doc

3rd week

23-27 of September

The electron microscope. Cell membrane
ppt   doc

4th week

3 of October

Endoplasmic reticulum
ppt   pdf

4th week

30 of September - 4 of October

The interphase nucleus. Cyto(histo)chemistry
ppt   doc

5th week

10 of October

Golgi complex, vesicular transport and secretion 
ppt   pdf

5th week

7-11 of October

Immunohistochemistry. Super-resolution microscopy
ppt   doc

6th week

17 of October

 Endocytosis. Autophagy
ppt   pdf

6th week

14-18 of October

Cell and tissue culture
ppt   doc

7th week

24 of October


7th week

21-25 of October

Endoplasmic reticulum

8th week

31 of October

Cell adhesion and cell junctions 
ppt   pdf

8th week

28-31 of October

Golgi complex and secretion
ppt   ppt

9th week

7 of November

Cytoskeleton, Cellular movement

9th weeek

4-8 of November

Endocytosis and lysosomes

10th week

14 of November

Cell communication. Extracellular vesicles

10th week

11-15 of November

Store and supply of energy. Mitochondria. Peroxisome

11th week

21 of November

Structure and function of mitochondria and peroxisomes

11th week

18-22 of November

Cell surface differentiation, enzyme-histochemistry

12th week

28 of November

Cell cycle and mitosis

12th week

25-29 of November

Mitosis and meiosis

13th week

5 of December

Stem cells and differentiation

13th week

2-6 of December

Cell death (necrosis and apoptosis) I

14th week

12 of December

Cellular aging and cell death

14th week

9-13 of December

Cell death (necrosis and apoptosis) II


Course information

General information

Prerequisite subject: -
Credits: 3
Exam: written test in the exam period. 


Cell Science is a one semester subject for students of Medicine. Claims for exemptions are only considered if handed to Dr. Orsolya Láng (tutor) not later than the 18th of September.

Medical Biology has theoretical (lecture) and laboratory (practice) parts.

Lectures are given by Department of Genetics, Cell- and Immunobiology (DGCI) in Green Lecture Hall (NET Building, Nagyvárad tér 4 Budapest) at Thursday, 8:15 – 9:00. For detailed schedule please visit the Topic list at the homepage.

Practices are weekly given by DGCI in Labs 13-16 (NET Building).
Practices are obligatory. More than three absences of ANY REASON during a semester invalidate the semester. In the case of an acute illness students may attend other practices with the permission of the tutor. A notebook for notes and drawings, and coloured pencils are needed in practices.

Remember the exact time of lectures and practices, don't be late for them. Being late from practice is considered as an absence.

The slides, microscopes and other belongings in the Labs (Practice Rooms) should be handled with care. Any disappearance or harm in them should be paid by the groups working in the same room.

In the first semester you have one written midterm exams: on the 10th week lecture. Both practice and theory knowledge is tested on midterm. No opportunity for extra date or for retake and for correction.

In the examination period you have to take a final exam. You are allowed to take the exam if you have got the signature of the subject. Requirement of signature: not more than 3 absences from the practices that is verified by the practice teacher.

Examination info

Final exam (Cell Science) consists of a written test (multiple choice, essays, drawings, etc. covering both practical and theoretical parts of the subject). For passing (Grade 2-5) you have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores.
In the third exam extra and midterm scores are not counted.

Online registration for the exam is in the second part of November when the exam days will be published. Signing up and modification of the exam days can be arranged exclusively online by the students’ registration system (NEPTUN). If you want to change your exam day, first you have to cancel your earlier sign up. Please consider the registration deadlines for the exams. The time, the place and number of students may change after your registration, so check these parameters before the exam.
Students have three chances to take the exam. Failed exam can be repeated after 3 days with new registration. In the examination period there are voluntary consultations.

On the homepage of the Department ( information can be found: eg. slides of lectures, practices, summary of topics not found in the book, description of cytological methods, detailed topic list for midterms and exam.


Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás -- room 717 (7th floor, NET building)

Tutor: Dr. Orsolya Láng - room 719 (7th floor, NET building)


Needed textbook:
Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ. 2013. (4th edition, ISBN: 9780815344544)

Recommended textbooks:
Alberts et al.: Molecular Biology of the Cell. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ.  (4th ot 5th edition)

Books are available at Medicina Könyvesbolt, Address: 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 91/A. 
Phone: 215-3786, 215-9618, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       




The semester is finished by a written exam with short essay and multiple choice questions. The exam grade will be calculated from the exam score. For passing (Grade 2-5) you have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores (minimum 35).


Final grade




35 -



44 -






62 -



The topics are based on the textbook and the lectures, so attending them greatly helps the successful preparation for the exam. In the exam it is not enough to reproduce the topics of the textbook and presentations, but you have to be able to synthesize and integrate the knowledge from different parts.

In the exam period we offer one hour free and optional consultation generally on every week. The times of consultations will be published on our homepage.

Useful hints

Do not forget, that not only the texts of the textbook, but the figures, drawing are also part of the subject. During preparing yourself for the exams, it is not enough to read the textbook, always make notes, draw schemes and flow charts.

Plan your examination period carefully. Do not postpone your exams to the end of the period. Leave the last week of the exam period free for the accidental retakes, but we hope these weeks will rather serve for your recreation.

We wish you successful preparation!


Exam topic list: doc 




Cell science / biology consultations (in the NET building)
17 December (Tuesday) 13.00 L14
6 January (Monday) 10.00 L14
13 January (Monday) 10.00 L14
20 January (Monday) 10.00 L14
27 January (Monday) 10.00 L14

The consultation lasts for maximum 70 minutes. If there are no students present at the beginning of the consultation, it will be cancelled. 


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