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Symposium, 11 January 2024

Cell lines in the 21st century

challenges and opportunities for reproducible research

University of Lausanne
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)


Are you actively working with animal cell lines?

Did you know that inaccurate labeling and mishandling of cell lines are significant contributors to the ongoing reproducibility crisis in scientific research?

Our upcoming symposium aims to tackle the critical issue of cell line misidentification and promote best practices in cell line management.
Through presentations by renowned international experts, you'll gain insights into various initiatives, online resources, databases, and innovative techniques developed to ensure the proper handling of cell lines.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your expertise and get valuable information and guidance on maintaining the integrity of your research.


  • Jamie Almeida, NIST, USA: "Standards needed in mouse cell line authentication"
  • Amos Bairoch, SIB, Switzerland: "Cellosaurus: the cell line encyclopedia"
  • Anita Bandrowski, SciCrunch, USA: "RRIDs: what are they good for?"
  • Niels C. Bols, University of Waterloo, Canada: "Animal cell lines can be considered to have ante factum and post factum properties"
  • Amanda Capes-Davis, CellBank, Australia: "What do 66 years of publications on cross-contaminated and misidentified cell lines teach us about today’s biomedical research?"
  • Wilhelm Dirks, DSMZ, Germany: "Next generation cell banking"
  • Tadashi Kondo, NCC, Japan: "Patient-derived sarcoma cell lines for pharmaco-proteogenomics"
  • Andreas Kurtz, Fraunhofer IBMT, Germany: "hPSCreg: the human pluripotent stem cell registry"
  • Jan van der Valk, 3Rs Center, The Netherlands: "Cell and tissue culture: Let’s not make the same mistakes we make in animal experiments"
  • Florian M. Wurm, ExcellGene SA, Switzerland: "History, science and technology of CHO cells: from early genetics to tons of therapeutic proteins"

Registration fees

CHF 70.- Students (please bring your student card)

CHF 110.- Academics

CHF 250.- Industry

Included in the registration fee

Admission to the symposium, coffee breaks and lunch.



Additional information


The 11 Jan 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.


University of Lausanne, Anthropole building, auditorium ANT1129, 1015, Lausanne Switzerland


Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)