• Question: what cind of cells did you use?

    Asked by 455heak37 to Carmel, Sean, Valerie on 17 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Valerie Bentivegna

      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      The cells I used are called MDCK cells. This stands for Madine-Darby (just some people’s name) Canine Kidney cells. So they are from dogs, but have been isolated and “immortalised” a long time ago. This means that they have been used in cell culture settings for a really long time (decades).

    • Photo: Sean Doherty

      Sean Doherty answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      I try to stay away from cells, Valeries answer is more exciting!