166.218 Basics of Stem Cell Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

1)      Contrast pluripotent with multipotent stem cells

2)      Compare the origin, characteristics, and function of diverse stem cells

3)      List advantages and disadvantages of using stem cells in medicine, basic science, and industry

4)      Discuss regulations and ethical aspects of using embryonic stem cells

5)      Summarize material and methods used in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering

6)      Debate the use of stem cells in drug development, toxicology, and substance analysis


Subject of course

1)      Introduction to stem cells: identification, function, and properties

2)      Embryonic and adult stem cells: sources, isolation, and maintenance

3)      Alternative sources: somatic cell nuclear transfer, iPS cells

4)      Precursor cells: sources, characteristics

5)      Basic biology and mechanisms of differentiation

6)      Methods of stem cell culture

7)      Role of stem cells in tissue development and repair

8)      Applications in basic science, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering

9)      Applications in drug discovery and toxicology screening

10)   Regulations and ethics

Teaching methods

1)      Written quizzes are given on a daily basis (8 in total). Students must answer 2 questions per quiz that probe for the above listed learning outcomes (e.g., the differences between diverse stem cells or materials must be listed).

2)      Cooperation during lectures is required, since students are expected to participate in discussions. An audience response system (poll everywhere) will be used to give the opportunity to stay anonymous.

3)      Written material and webs links to videos will be provided.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Für Fragen bzgl. der Angaben zur LVA wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an die Vortragende per Email (shaudek@bcm.tmc.edu) oder an das betreffende Institut.



Course dates

18:00 - 20:0008.04.2024 - 11.04.2024 BLOCK-LVA
18:00 - 20:0015.04.2024 - 18.04.2024 BLOCK-LVA
Basics of Stem Cell Technology - Single appointments
Mon08.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Tue09.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Wed10.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Thu11.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Mon15.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Tue16.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Wed17.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Thu18.04.202418:00 - 20:00 BLOCK-LVA
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

8 mandatory written quizzes

Attendance is mandatory

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.01.2024 08:00 15.03.2024 16:00



No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!