Dear Students,

In accordance with the 77/2022. (III. 4.) Government Decree, from 7th March 2022 it is not mandatory to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth, however, based on epidemiological statistics, our Department recommends the use of masks in small educational rooms (practice rooms). 

Biology I (GYKGEN109E1A and GYKGEN109G1A) for Pharmacy Students
2021/22 Academic year - 1st semester

Topic list



Monday 8:00 – 9:40
Green Lecture Hall (NET building)



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

1st week

6 of September

Cell membrane: structure and function
ppt / with voice: ppt

1st week

6-10 of September

The light microscope (LM) in use
ppt   pdf

2nd week

13 of September

Structure and function of nucleus I
ppt / with voice: ppt

2nd week

13-17 of September

General view of the cell.
Light microscopic (LM) microtechnique
ppt   pdf

3rd week

20 of September

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

3rd week

20-24 of September

Plasma membrane.
The electron microscope (EM). Electron microscopic microtechnique
ppt   pdf

4th week

27 of September

Endoplasmic reticulum and the ribosomes
ppt / with voice: video

4th week

27 of September - 1 of October

Cell nucleus. Cyto(histo)chemistry
ppt   pdf

5th week

4 of October

Golgi complex, secretion and protein transport
ppt / hanggal: video

5th week

4-8 of October

Endoplasmic reticulum
Midterm I. (Moodle test)

6th week

11 of October

Lysosomes, endocytosis, vesicular transport
ppt / with voice: video

6th week

11-15 of October

 Golgi complex

7th week

18 of October

Cytoskeleton and cellular movement
ppt / with voice: video

7th week

18-22 of October


8th week

25 of October

Cell adhesion, cell junctions
ppt / with voice: ppt

8th week

25-29 of October


9th weeek

1 of November


9th weeek

2-5 of November

Endocytosis and lysosomes 

10th week

8 of November

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

10th week

8-12 of November

Cell and tissue culture
ppt   pdf

11th week

15 of November

Extracellular regulation of cells,
signal transduction I.
ppt    video

11th week

15-19 of November

Cell surface differentiation,

12th week

22 of November

Extracellular regulation of cells,
signal transduction II.
ppt    video

12th week

22-26 of November

Store and supply of energy. Mitochondria. Peroxisome

13th week

29 of November

Cell cycle and its regulation
ppt   video  video

13th week

29 November - 3 of December

Midterm II. (Moodle test)

14th week

6 of December

 Cellular aging and cell death (apoptosis)
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: 2+2
Attendance: 75% of the practicals

Exam: Moodle test in the exam period.


Biology is given in two semesters for students of Pharmacy. Biology I covers Cell Biology and Biology II covers Basic Human Genetics.

Claims for exemptions are only considered if handed or emailed to Dr. Orsolya Lang not later than 3rd of September.

Biology I has theoretical (lecture - GYGENBILE1A) and laboratory (practice GYGENBILG1A) parts. Students must attend 75% of practices. 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 (10 or more minutes) 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 written midterm exams: on the 5th and 13th week during the practice. On midterms both practice and theory knowledge will be tested. Absence from the midterm is considered as absence from the practice. At the end of the semester your performance will be evaluated by a practice grade. Requirements of practice signature and grade are: not more than three absences from the practices and the average of midterms has to be minimum 2.0. Requirement of lecture signature is: practice grade. In the case of midterm failure you will have chance for retake it at the end of semester, and if it is needed a very last chance at the beginning of examination period. No opportunity to improve midterm or practice grades (Grade 2-5). You may have written tests, too.

In the examination period you have to take a semifinal exam (kollokvium). Biology I semifinal will be a Moodle test (multiple choice, essay, drawings etc.) covering practice and theory part of the subject.

Online registration for the exam will be in the second part of November. 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 Consultations tab of the website).

On the homepage of the Department ( or in the Moodle more 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.


Course coordinator: Dr. Orsolya Láng - room 719 (7th floor, NET building)
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás - room 717 (7th floor, NET building)


Needed textbook (in the first semester):
Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology. Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group Publ. 2018. (5th edition) ISBN: 9780393696462

Recommended textbook:
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.       



Examination info: doc

Exam topic list: doc





Cell Science/Biology consultations in the exam period:

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




The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Deputy Chairman:
Dr. SZALAI, Csaba
+36 1 210 2930 / 56236

Course coordinators:
Cell Science / Biology:

Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251

Dr. HOLUB, Marianna
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234

Genetics and Genomics:
Dr. HEGYESI, Hargita
+36 1 210 2930 / 56326

Academic (Neptun) administration:
+36 1 210 2950
+36 1 210 2930 / 56253

Office hours of course coordinators >>>

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