Avoiding misidentified cell lines starts with knowing what they are.

Some scientists have not received any kind of formal cell culture training and have never been taught about good cell culture practice.

This page has resources to teach scientists at any level of understanding about misidentified cell lines, authentication testing, and good cell culture practice.

Hidden World of Cell Lines Video

The Hidden World of Cell Lines video is a short, engaging introduction to cell lines and their problems, with no prior understanding required.

Visit the video companion page for scientific background and resources

Slide Decks

The educational presentations in this section can be downloaded and used for training.

Case Studies

The case studies in this section explore why misidentified cell lines matter, and the impact they can have on the scientific literature.

Further Reading

Good Cell Culture Practice
Advice to Scientists: Incorporating Authentication into Everyday Culture Practice