Cell Science (AOKGEN666_1A) for Students of Medicine
2021/22 Academic year - 1st semester

Topic list



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



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

1st week

9 of September

Cell theory. Model cells in Medicine
ppt / with voice: video

1st week

 6-10 of September

The light microscope
ppt   pdf

2nd week

16 of September

Cell membrane 
ppt / with voice: ppt

2nd week

13-17 of September

The general cell structure. Light microscopic microtechnique
ppt   pdf

3rd week

23 of September

Structure and function of nucleus
ppt   pdf   pdf / with voice: video

3rd week

20-24 of September

The electron microscope. Cell membrane
ppt   pdf

4th week

30 of September

Endoplasmic reticulum
ppt / with voice: video

4th week

27 of September - 1 of October

The interphase nucleus. Cyto(histo)chemistry
ppt   pdf   pdf

5th week

7 of October

Golgi complex, vesicular transport and secretion
ppt / with voice: video

5th week

4-8 of October

Endoplasmic reticulum

6th week

14 of October

 Endocytosis. Autophagy
ppt / with voice: video

6th week

11-15 of October

Midterm I.
Golgi complex

7th week

21 of October

ppt / with voice: video

7th week

18-22 of October

Immunohistochemistry. Super-resolution microscopy.

8th week

28 of October

Cell adhesion and cell junctions
ppt / with voice: video

8th week

25-29 of October

Endocytosis and lysosomes

9th week

4 of November

Cellular movement
 / with voice: video

9th weeek

2-5 of November

Cell and tissue culture
ppt   pdf

10th week

11 of November

Structure and function of mitochondria and peroxisomes
ppt / with voice: ppt

10th week

8-12 of November

Cell surface differentiation, enzyme-histochemistry

11th week

18 of November

Cell communication. Extracellular vesicles
ppt / with voice: video

11th week

15-19 of November

Store and supply of energy. Mitochondria. Peroxisome

12th week

25 of November

Cell cycle and mitosis
ppt / with voice: video

12th week

22-26 of November

Midterm II.

13th week

2 of December

Cellular aging and cell death
ppt / with voice: video

13th week

29 November - 3 of December

Friday (3rd of December) 18:30 NET Building


14th week

9 of December

Stem cells and differentiation
ppt / with voice: video

14th week

6-10 of December

Cell death (necrosis and apoptosis)

Cell biology photoalbum: pdf


Course information

General information

Prerequisite subject: -
Credits: 3
Attendance: 75% of the practicals

Exam: Moodle test in the exam period. 


Cell Science is a one semester subject for students of Medicine. Claims for exemptions are only considered if handed or emailed to Dr. Orsolya Lang (tutor) not later than 3rd of September.

Cell Science 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 see the Topic list at the homepage or in the Moodle. 

Practices are weekly given by DGCI in Lab 13- 16 (NET Building).

Practices are obligatory. More than three absences of ANY REASON during a semester invalidate the semester.  A notebook for notes and drawings, and colored 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.

All the 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 two Midterms (Moodle tests): on the week 6th and 12th. The exact time will be announced later. Both practice and theory knowledge will be tested. At the end of the semester your performance will be evaluated according the total scores therefore maximum 3 bonus scores is offered:



Bonus scores









Calculation of the Bonus score

Achievement (Sum of the midterm scores)

Bonus score



3 and invitation to the 13th week competition







These extra scores will be added to the exams scores as bonus scores. No opportunity to improve the bonus scores.

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.

Competition (written) will be on the 13th week, every student with at least 23 total scores (calculated from the two midterms) is invited. 


Examination info

Semester closing exam is a Moodle 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.

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 1 day with new registration. In the examination period there are voluntary consultations (the exact time and location will be given in the Consultation tab of the website.

On the homepage of the DGCI (www.gsi.semmelweis.humore information are found: e.g. 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 DGCI: Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás - room 717 (7th floor, NET building)

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


Needed textbook:
Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ. 2018. (5th edition) ISBN: 978-0393680362


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.       




Exam informationdoc

Exam topic list: doc 





Consultations in the exam period (online):

Date Time Zoom URL
10th of December 17:00- 
13th of December       17:30-
Passcode: biol
20th of December 15:00-
27th of December 17:30-
3rd of January 17:30-
10th of January 17:30-
17th of January 17:30-
24th of January 17:30-
6th of January 17:00-18:00
Meeting ID: 920 5878 8878
13th of January 17:00-18:00
20th of January 17:00-18:00






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