Nowadays cell culture is part of the tools used in all bio-professions, whether in research, industry or clinics. The author, the manager of a cell culture company, explains the main aspects in a clear and readily comprehensible manner. An overview of the most important instruments, materials and nutrients, the basic rules of sterile working, as well as a description of the most common problems and how to solve them quickly equip trainees, students and specialists (again) for the cell laboratory. Includes a glossary of all important technical terms.
Hans Jurgen Boxberger studied biology at Heidelberg University, and gained his doctorate in 1991 from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. From 1991 to 1996 he worked as a scientist in the infection biology department of the Max-Planck Institute for Biology in Tubingen, before moving to the Institute for Molecular Biology and Medical Chemistry at Magdeburg University Clinic for two years. Since 2001 he has been manager of ProCellula, a laboratory for cell and tissue culture in Dresden. For many years, Dr. Boxberger has been organizing and teaching cell culture courses for TAs, doctoral candidates and bioscientists.